Archive for July 19th, 2010

July 19th, 2010

What’s next?

by Julie Hirt

I wonder how other people decide what their next quilt design will be. How do they know if they have enough fabric? Or if it will be big enough?

I’ve just been using Adobe Illustrator to layout a grid and play with it on the computer. Much easier for me to visually see what I’ll be working on and I can easily write notes on the side.

The next project(s) will be quilts for Tori and Liz using the Make Life fabric by Sweetwater for Moda.  I have 3 charm packs and it happened to work out that my first design needs 63 charms. Exactly half!  I’d like to make their quilts different but they are so close in age (10 & 11) that it may be easier to make them similar. I definitely want the same fabric for both – the Make Life is just cool for their age.   I can always use different fabrics for binding and backing.

Now I’m just trying to decide if I want to sash with white or a color.  I just don’t know if I have the guts to stray from white!   The blocks will definitely be a charm cut in half and pair with white.  I think this is called an hourglass pattern?

I don’t know if I’ll take a break tonight or start working on one of these. I think we have Daybreakers coming in Netflix and I could cuddle up with my Whimsy quilt!

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