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I designed this pattern mostly in my head, but with some help from EQ7, with which we all know I have a like/barely tolerate relationship. This time around I thought I would open the sketchbook to you and show you, through 10 carefully chosen images from the 32 I had to select from, how this pattern went from pile of fabric to actual quilted wonderment. I personally find the transformation kind of cool, and maybe you will too. Or not. But here we go.
|#2. It is worth noting that when I first started out, I was thinking of making a lot more blocks, but then I got real.
|#3. After rejecting the first pieced setting triangles as too many points, I tried this one. Which I instantly hated.
|#4. Despite the crazy clownish stripes on this, I felt like I was getting closer. And in fact, the final product does contain strip pieced setting triangles, so I give this layout credit as their birth mother.
|#5 Then it was time to get real. I'm not about to make 10 more blocks. How can I cut this down and still make a decent sized quilt?
|#7. If this thing is going to be big enough, I'm going to need borders. So here I started playing with them.
|#8 I'd like to be able to say those pieced sashings were easy for me to figure out how to draw in EQ. But this is me. So they weren't.
|#9 Will wonders never cease? I finally figured out how to get a block that actually sort of looked like the Ka-Bloom block and replace those weird snowflake things.
|#10 Then all that was left was the colorization. Easier said than done, but happily it is done.