WEAVING | Really nice patterns can be achieved if you weave in and out in groups of 5. Note that the image on the right is the back side of the image on the left. This pattern is the same as the one immediately above: namely, it has a diamond shape but with a dot in the middle. | CRAFTS
A great, complex-appearing border that's built of easy half-square triangles in just two different color pairs! Related corner/border at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38702878023804504/ More trick patterns at https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/quilt-tricks-hacks/ and https://www.pinterest.com/yrauntruth/quilt-paper-piecing-foundation-piecing/
I believe this would inspire Emily because of the star in the middle and things coming out of each side. There is different color (complementary) that play well with each other, giving it a hot and cold feel. Lastly, it is central with a piece that stands out and grabs lots of attention.
How To Create Complex Mandala Patterns in Illustrator
How to create #kaleidoscope (complex circular patterns) in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat using of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your …