The quilt I made daddy was designed on a piece of paper (love my notepads from Ikea).
And I tried to create a pattern for everyone using Pages on a Mac …. and although I love Pages and my Mac … it was NOT working.
So, I broke down and bought the software … Electric Quilt 7 …. I still think it’s a bit much for me and my simple quilting …but it allows me to see what the quilt will look like …. before I begin.
For example … if I had drawn the Layer Cake Quilt instead of flying by the seat of my seats I would have alternated rows…. I think. I’ve completed the first diagram ….but …. what if I change it around … will I like it more or less? Because I’m a visual person I really don’t know until I see it.
The picture below is diagram one … and just as soon as I get diagram two complete I’ll share it. I’m thinking that row two and every other row will be switched. Special Note: This diagram only shows four patterns of fabric … but in fact it uses every single pattern of fabric in a Layer Cake. (It was much easier using three instead of 10.)
How do I word this? On Row Two …. I’ll start with block two instead of block one … but in my experience .. or I should say lack of experience … I’ve found making changes sometimes creates a new issue.
Gott run ….. I have a doctors appointment today and another one as soon as I can see the Rheumatologist (waiting on them to call me). That’s about all I know right now … when I know I’ll be sure to let you know.