I’ve been having so much fun lately designing new quilting designs! I love playing with different ideas and seeing what I can create. Usually I start by designing an overall or pantograph quilting design. (If you don’t know what that is, I talk about pantographs here.) Next I take one of the repeats and try and make a border with a corner, some blocks, frames and wreaths, and maybe a triangle. If you’ve missed some of my newer designs, you can view the design sheets for them below. (Click each image to open a larger version.)
In my last post, I asked which of several feather wreaths you would prefer I include in my First Feathers quilting designs collection. No clear ‘winner’ emerged between hexagon or octagon-shaped wreaths, and many people said ‘both’. So, I took your advice, and my First Feathers collection includes both types of wreaths! And, I’m happy to say, all are now available for purchase from either Intelligent Quilting (digital only) or Legacy Quilting (digital and paper). (The links take you to all my designs on that website. You can type Feather in the search box on that page to narrow the results. Of course I’d love it if you looked at all my designs while you’re there!)
I’ve been working on a new feather quilting design group I’m calling First Feathers. As with most of my designs, I started with a pantograph design (also called Edge-to-Edge (E2E for short) or Overall). Last year I created Wandering Feathers, which, if I may say so myself, is a beautiful design.
I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted one of my Design Sheets – the time went really fast! I’ve been super busy with non-quilting related activities. First was an organized bicycle ride, the Mickelson Trail Trek, which hubby and I have done for the last four years. Beautiful scenery, well organized ride by S.D. Game Fish & Parks, and fun friends to share it with – this is one of my favorite annual rides.
I’m so excited as I have many new quilting designs to share with you! The Crowning Glory patterns I referred to in my last post are now available through Intelligent Quilting and Legacy Quilting. You can see just a few of them above. I hope you’ll go take a look, and if you purchase any of these, PLEASE take some photos of them stitched out on your quilt – I’d love to see them. (And save those photos, as they may just win you some free quilting designs down the road – more on that at a later date!)
So while I’ve been quiet on the blog lately (well, okay, for a very long time!), I’ve had my nose buried in my computer creating new quilting designs and learning how to digitize. I recently purchased a wonderful program, Art and Stitch, which is just for digitizing quilting and embroidery designs. This program can do SO MUCH, but it also takes a while to learn all the neat features. So I’ve been splitting my time between doing tutorials to learn the program, and putting my new knowledge into practice by working on new quilting designs.