pattern design patterns sew sewing

Which comes first – fabric or pattern?

I have a question to pose to all the quilters out there…. what   comes first for you? Do you find gorgeous fabrics INSPIRE you to create and then you grab the pattern? Or do intricate design patterns INSPIRE you to pull fabrics and then you create? I found this fabric and fell in love. I didn’t want to cut it at first. For me, I think that it’s the fabric that inspires the pattern. But wait…sometimes when I peruse blogs online I see patterns that just yell at me to…

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Nine patch pattern sew

Quilt for Fred’s Mom

I love my friend Fred. He is one terrific guy. And even though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, his Mom is also one terrific lady, and MAN can she cook. So; my first finished (almost) commissioned quilt is for Mrs. F; and I hope she likes it. I wanted something homey but bright, so I chose yellows and browns and pinks for the main colours. Assembling the Springtime Blocks Piles of completed blocks The finished blocks assembled and laid out; on grass so yes it’s wobbly looking…

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