After completing that baby blanket, I can get back into the creative mode. I sometimes only let myself “play” when there’s nothing else I “must” do. This project just made it back at my sewing machine, so I thought I’d share a work-in-progress.
This is a new attempt at quilt designing, using my computer. I started with a pile of coordinating fabrics. Then I used Adobe Illustrator (I don’t have a quilting program, yet!) to draft a few things, until I settled on the final design.
I like the “Trip around the world” pattern, so that was my start. Then I played with some of the rounds, altering and adding to them. You can still see the “trips” in my final, but I think it’s way more interesting!
I also had just discovered how much I enjoy paper-piecing, so I added the “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” appliqué in the center to start out the rounds.
I hope you enjoy seeing a little of my process. I look forward to revealing my finished piece!