Ta Da!! Let me introduce to you the Travelling Stash Box (with apologies for the horrid photo): Inside you will find some of the following treasures: fabric, patterns galore, a few books and some small surprises. The fabric comes in many varieties, including some novelties perfect for an Eye Spy or Economy Block […]
I feel so grateful toward my other QDaD participants–they have been so generous toward me and my designs. When I started Quilt Design a Day, I didn’t think I would be able design each and every day. However, setting aside 15 to 20 minutes each day to design has increased my creativity, my commitment to […]
A friend of mine was talking about my designs at dinner a couple of weeks ago and she challenged me to take one block design and use it in several quilt designs. I’ve really appreciated it when other designers on qdad (Quilt Design a Day) have done this. The slide show above shows my designs for […]
In memory of all who have lost their lives this week due to violence.
There are a series of interviews about Quilt Design a Day (Qdad) on the Sew Mama Sew blog: Amy Gunson of Badskirt, Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts, Michelle Wilkie from Factotum of Arts and Stacey Day of Stacey in Stitches. Amy is featuring her first pattern and a giveaway. I really enjoy designing for Qdad, it is daily practice for my creative ‘muscle’ and a wonderful, supportive community. When I first started […]
In part 1, I discussed how I took the inspiration photograph from Design Seeds, drew a block, and then created 8 different blocks with EQ7’s Block>Serendipity>Kaleidoscope. I chose to add 4 of those blocks to my Sketchbook: Next I thought that I would like a compass rose-type star as the center of my design. Individual blocks can be […]
Designing Starlight on Water started with a Design Seeds photo and palette on July 12. I immediately thought that the white boat was a striking part of the photo, and I knew that it should play a role in the quilt design. I also thought that the ripples in the water added a subtle texture […]