I've mentioned before that a totally new design can be created simply by changing 1 or 2 things about the design. Today I'll prove that statement with Striated Earth:
As you can see, Striated Earth only differs from Etch n' Sketch in 2 small ways: points instead of rounded U-turns and wavy lines instead of straight lines.
Inspiration: This design was really born more out of a "What will it look like if..." mood rather than a "I love the Grand Canyon!" mood, but I still managed to make something that looks like striated earth. Pretty cool!
Difficulty Level: Beginner. If you can Etch n' Sketch, you can definitely quilt this design. Just keep your lines consistent and you'll do fine!
Directional Texture - 2 directions. Even with the wavy lines, Striated Earth is definitely a horizontal / vertical quilting design.
Suggestions for Use - Hmm...Pretty much the same suggestions for Etch n' Sketch should work for Striated Earth so use this design in the background or land areas of a landscape. I'm not sure that it would look as awesome with oriental fabrics, but the only way to tell is to try it!