I am all about creating my own designs. For me patterns are a great learning tool. They are an effective way to learn and perfect a technique but when it comes to making quilts I usually prefer to do my own thing.
|One of my favorite quilts I designed.|
|Picking 40 fabrics for a pre-cut bundle|
When it comes to actually designing the quilt I can be a bit of a disaster. Sometimes I plan ahead using graph paper and notebooks but the problem is I tend to keep my notes in about 10 different notebooks - whichever is closest to me at the time - and they usually end up being covered in doodles, drawings and small scribbles of additional notes.
|These are literally all notebooks/sketchbooks I either pulled from my sewing room or had in the room with me ... I have more - meaning I think I might have a problem.|
There is good news though because now that I am actually trying to design quilts that I can turn into patterns I have gotten better at being more organized and more thoughtful about the actual process of the design. (I recently finished a quilt that I cannot wait to share and will be releasing a pattern with it too!)
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my design process - in actuality I could probably write quite a few posts on the subject but for now I will leave it at this.
Wishing you a wonderful day!