A new quilt pattern is born
It is BC Day today so this means a long weekend. The weather is glorious. My DH was at a music festival with his band on the mainland so this meant some guilt-free quilting time for me!
Friday night I was playing in EQ7 and drew this pattern:
I’m calling the pattern “Around the Block” and my version will be called “Coffee Shop Around the Block” because I am using coffee fabrics.
Here are some pictures of the quilt in ‘cloth’ which will become the sample to go to a store that will carry the pattern:
Focus fabric in the middle of the square framed!
Now the strata units frame the first frame. I don’t like the corners though. It doesn’t work. Idea! Turquoise cornerstones! Then some unsewing. Yes, that’s better. I don’t think I snapped a picture of the ‘fixed’ block but here’s the rows all together. Likin’ it!
Now to construct the sashing:
And create the sashing rows before assembling the quilt:
Now to put the rows together and audition the border:
Much better than the first fabric which was just too busy. Yes, I like the neutral. It picks up the light fabrics in the strata units.
Now the finale:
I like it! Now to quilt it, then create the instructions, drawings and staged photo before packaging it up for sale.
It was a fun experience to cram a quilt design and construction into the same weekend.
Until next time my quilty friends!