Design Frenzy

How did it get to be so long since I’ve blogged?!  I’ve been in a bit of a designing frenzy lately.  Every time I sit down to sew, I seem to get an idea that I need to jot down before I forget it.  Two hours later, I’ve got the basics of a new quilt design, no sewing done and need to go make dinner or pick up my daughter or….

I love designing new quilts – I get in the “puzzle-solving” zone and have a hard time stopping til I get it worked out.  How big should it be?  Should I make it block based or not?  What size are the pieces?  How much fabric would I need?  Can I make it bigger or smaller and still have a good design?  What colors am I thinking of?  How does it look if I change the darks and lights?  And on and on.

As much as I love designing, sometimes I think I’m wasting my valuable sewing time.  After all, I already have more quilts designed than I have time to make!  But, it’s just too much fun.

I’ll try to get some sewing done soon so I have something to show you 🙂

6 Comments
  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 11:57h, 04 May Reply

    It looks as if you are designing on the computer, but not with EQ. Inquiring minds want to know what works for you. We use PowerPoint a lot but it can be a slow process 😉

  • Victoria
    Posted at 21:52h, 26 April Reply

    Sounds like you have the heart of a draftsman, which is pretty cool. And I think it's all creative work, so no time wasted at all!

  • cinzia
    Posted at 20:58h, 25 April Reply

    i know what you mean! sometimes an idea will pop in my head out of nowhere. It keeps us going…

  • MariQuilts
    Posted at 19:12h, 25 April Reply

    This seems to be working for you…I love your quilts.

  • YC
    Posted at 17:19h, 25 April Reply

    Haha, I so know that feeling. Design addiction? Maybe.

    You could outsource the ideas you don't have time to sew…. 🙂 It would be like pre pattern testing! Market research?

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 13:59h, 25 April Reply

    Yes but if you don't design them — what will we make???

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