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This blog is about my passions in life: family, quilting, and new adventures. Quilting is my main passion! I also love my family tirelessly and devote most of my energy to my young preschool girls and my husband. This blog will be about my creative process in quilting and some about being a Mom in this busy world. Being of Irish descent, I love a good story. So buckle in, here we go!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP: writing a pattern

I finally decided to try writing a pattern.  I've thought of it for awhile... But I decided to go for it!  I spent 3.5 hours this morning typing up directions, trying to make them very clear and concise.  The most difficult thing for me is consistency.  I have a touch of random in my personality so being consistent is a challenge.

Now I'm ready to make some illustrations for it.  I thought I could use my new EQ7 program, but I'm not very good at it yet.  I HATE learning new computer programs!  Ugh.  I know it'll be useful... But it takes so long to learn!  I could be sewing!

So, to complicate matters, I'm making a bag pattern, not a quilt pattern, so I really couldn't figure out how to diagram it using EQ7.  Lame.  Tomorrow I'm going to draw diagrams using graph paper.  Not fancy, but it should work.  

I emailed a class form today to Material Girls where I hope to teach some quilting classes this winter.  Since I've modified the pattern that I'm teaching, I realized I need a new pattern.  That has led me on my wild pattern making bonanza today!  Wish me luck!

if anyone would like to be a pattern-tester let me know and I can send it to you to try out.  All I ask in return is that you give me constructive criticism so that I can make a better pattern!  First 5 people to request it will get a free pattern.

1 comment:

  1. I would love to give it a try. I want to make some bags for people for Christmas so this would be perfect.


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