A peek at my process

A peek at my process

This week has been a crazy blur so far! The first full week after holidays always seems more hectic to me than the normal routine was before the holidays. I seem to be going non-stop to get back in the swing of things. I have some Etsy orders to get out today, and a few other projects to finish as well.

But for now, I thought I’d show you guys a little of what my process is when I quilt a quilt for someone.

Unless I am asked to do an all over pattern, or something specific, I always sketch the quilt out in my sketchbook to figure out the quilting. I’m constantly doodling quilt motifs, so my sketchbook is my natural place to keep these.

Here, I can test the way a motif will look on a specific piece of the quilt, as well as practice my starting and stopping points for nice lines. It’s also a good way to communicate what you have in mind to the customer if they really want their quilt to be something special.

The sketch you see above is for a friend in quilt guild, and I was quilting on it yesterday!

Today I’m back to working on other projects in between snuggling a sick little boy. I may or may not get a lot done, but I’m going to keep trying!