Hello everyone! Thanks so much for joining me for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 9 Blog Tour. I hope you've been inspired, visiting the awesome blogs all week long. I'm always amazed and a little bit awed when I see the diversity and creativity in each issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
I've had blocks appearing in several issues, but this is the first time I made the cover. It was exciting for me - Woo-hoo! I'm a cover girl.
Here's my block, Triangle-O-Rama. It's block #897, at the very end of the issue.
I will be sewing a quilt featuring this block in the near future. Stay tuned!
Today I'm going to share a little insight into my design process. My designs usually start like this: some doodling in my design notebook. I've had the same notebook for years. It's fun to look back and revisit old ideas. Sometimes new ideas are sparked in this way. I drew these at the park one day, while my boys were playing on the jungle gym.
As you can see, I came up with eight different ideas. After drawing and coloring by hand, I take my design notebook to my computer and start playing around with my EQ7 quilt design program. The end result rarely looks like my original drawing. Then, the actual sewing of the block can produce more changes. It is so much fun to see how each design progresses from beginning to end.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope to see you here again soon. To win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Volume 9, please leave me a comment below, and be sure I have a way to contact you. The winner will be chosen at random.
Here's the link back to the Quilty Pleasures Blog Tour page.
Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!
Jennifer Schifano Thomas