Welcome to my journey

I design art quilts, table runners, table toppers, mug rugs, place mats, wall hangings, and quilts and sell them on Etsy. I sew from chosen patterns and well as create unique patterns for custom and commission work.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

More Commitment

I have a digital design student coming over on Thursday.  I am going to show her my blog, Etsy shop, Pinterest pages, and my pattern ideas.  I am hoping she can help me develop a consistent look that I can use for these pages as well as business cards, thank-you cards and pattern packaging.  I have worked with Monica through the school year at the pre-school where we work.  She is hardworking, funny, and most of all, young!  I would like a fresh modern look.  I need pictures of my process and updated photos of my quits and items for sale.  I also told her that my having to meet with her regularly commits me to deadlines, something I really need.  Welcome Monica!

Friday, May 30, 2014

A Funny Day

It's thundering.  Not usually a problem but in the last five years our home has been hit by lightening three times.  So, if it thunders, we run around unplugging everything.

It did take me away from my sewing machine.  I am currently creating a t-shirt quilt for a client. She contacted me on Etsy and sent her shirts all the way from Hawaii. I am flattered that I was chosen to make her quilt.  It's fun to see t-shirts from an area I haven't been before.  It's also wonderful to share a bit of someone's history with them.

By moving away from my sewing machine,  I sat down at my design table and started working on a new pattern. This one has cats and bees involved in it and playing with the different facial expressions has been enjoyable.  It's interesting to see how just a slight change in a line add create a completely different mood in my cat.

But why is the day funny.  I've been to my computer, my machine, my design board and a few other places.  One of those places is now the home of my glasses!  They blend into many backgrounds and at the moment I do not know where they are.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Moving Forward

I'm committed to create my first pattern for publication.  I purchased EQ7, Electric Quilt 7 to help with drawing.  There is a steep learning curve, but that is because I am jumping straight in with drawing the original design.

I have tried coloring and editing established patterns that are in the quilt libraries. That is fun.  I could sit and play with that feature for hours!  But I need to focus on reality and learn the harder stuff.  I think once I get going it will all fall into place.

I bet you're wondering what the new pattern looks like.  Hint... it involves heaven and earth....

More anon.