(a) You see a pattern, buy it and follow it down to the 1/4". If you happen to find it in a kit that is available to buy...well even better?
(b) You design your quilts in your head and draw them out exactly in your trusty graph book then perfectly calculate the exact amount of fabric you need. You go and buy just the right fabric and use every last piece???
(c) You see a new fabric range, fall in love, and design a quilt to suit the fabric perfectly?
(d) Or are you D's??? You see a pattern you like (Kaffe Fasset - Country Garden Quilts Book) You buy way too much fabric...It costs you way too much... you get home and cut it all up, (following the pattern of course).... You lay them all out on your timber floor only to find...
it looks HORRIBLE in the fabrics you've chosen! You realise you now have 205 little tiny 2 1/2" wide diamonds and you have no idea what you are going to do with them.... not to mention pattern pieces j, k, l, m that also have about 100 pieces each and you have those cut too???
I call this type of Quilter..... Quilter D - Designer by Default!!!!
This is ME!!! I have finished many many quilts, which began from a beautiful pattern, only to find i didn't like it once i had cut it ALL up and laid it all out in the fabric that I had chosen....Come to think of it,...Maybe that's what my blog should be called...Quilt Designer By Default? Anyway, so my new quilt is born!
So, After much encouragement from my beautiful friend Kate (Kate Conklin designs...my BFF and partner in crime!!), a magazine and the fat quarter shop, I have decided to write up some of my quilts and sell my patterns. I now have my first pattern complete...Yay!! and it is available for download (see my shop section of my blog) and i have many more to come.
I thought i would also show you a sneak peak of the project I'm working on...and Kate and I are going to have a giveaway with it soon.
P.S If you are Quilter D.... then there are always plenty of family and friends you can give your quilt to..... My mother-in-law LOVED this one! And besides...i think sometimes they can be your best creations!!