This quilt was inspired by two photographs of swans – one with 2 swans facing each other and another of a swan and its reflection in the water.

I first drew a single swan with Patchdraw and set it on Layer 2 in the upper right quadrant of the quilt then duplicated the image and flipped it so that the 2 swans’ necks with their beaks nearly touching formed the shape of a heart. These 2 images were then copied and flipped over to form the ‘reflection’ in the bottom 2 blocks.

The original design was realistically colored using blue sky and water fabrics but after playing with various combinations I decided I liked this more graphic version with mirrored black and white solids &contrasting patterns along with a pop of vivid red-orange.
Ridgefield, NJ