I'm a Quilt Pattern Designer Now!

So... I finally took the plunge into the world of design!! As a creative, I have always loved sketching out ideas and sewing them up…. but I didn’t know how to go about publishing and sharing them with the world.

(Unless you could decipher my handwriting and diagrams, these ideas would never live outside of me).

Moving from my notebook to Adobe Illustrator has been transformative for this reason. Bridging the gap between IDEAS and a TANGIBLE PRODUCT that can be made by others is blowing my mind right now. While I’ll always be a notebook girl- I’m loving the technical side too. 

As I work through the modules (with Danny & Reggie for moral support), I’ve taken my first block through multiple phases. Let's just say, I tried to get a little too cute initially, with an idea for a 3D Cathedral Window Leaf block which did NOT pan out as I had hoped... but I love the process that landed me here. If you look real close, you'll catch a glimpse below:

As I finalize the instructions and diagrams- I am amazed at how much I’ve learned in the past weeks thanks to Elizabeth Chappell of Quilters Candy. Her Quilt Pattern Writing Course was the perfect next step in my creative journey. If you need me, I’ll obsessively be trying to lift ideas from my notebooks and bring every idea I’ve ever had to life… I design what I love: the patterns I wanted to make when I started quilting. (And if you've been following along with this blog, you'll know that means everything I loved when I was 8).

Reading my OWN instructions and sewing each block to create something I visualized just a few weeks ago was SO RAD. There's no other way to put it. I decided to use the Willow collection by Sharon Holland of Art Gallery fabrics:

I'm excited to share more as I get closer to setting an actual release date for this pattern!




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