There's been little time for sewing in the last couple of weeks. Most of my time is spent in the garden or in the kitchen, but my mind is always thinking of quilting. In between the batches of preserving food I've played with an idea or two in the Studio.
Drafting the dresden block was a little easier on paper than it was in EQ7. After drafting it I needed to make a template. As you know I often make my own Acrylic templates, but if I can use one that I already have that's even better.
So I pulled out every template in my stash and this one is the only one that fit in the wedge shape. Glow line tape was added for easy placement onto the fabric.
My test block was a success! Well...one fabric placement booboo but it can stay in the quilt. It sticks out like a sore thumb to me, can you see it?
Now the playing begins. This is my favorite part of the designing process. I always have a general idea, but there's always room for improvement and improvising. The circle and petal pieces were left overs from the my last little quilt that you can find here. Not so sure that the red one is going to make it into this project but it's doing a good job of being useful as a visual aid.
I love the octagon shape that's made when the dresden tips are put together. It wasn't part of the plan but I could play around with it a little bit more later on.
For now the playtime is over and it's time to get busy doing the so called "important stuff".
So do you design your own quilts? Do you play with the design after cutting a few test pieces? What's your designing process?
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It