Start With Something Simple
You want to design a quilt. Every quilter does. And I want you to design a quilt. That's why I started my blog. So where do you start? How do you start?
You start by doing something, anything. Change it and then change it again. Keep changing it until it turns into something you like. Start with something simple and play with it until you find something interesting.
Let me show you what I mean.
All of these changes have potential. All of them have been used at some time by somebody. Up to this point all I've been doing is the obvious.
I've never seen a Nine Patch block offset this way. Has it been done before? Probably. But it's new to me and I think it would be interesting to see what I can do with it.
This is even more interesting.
This would make an interesting wall hanging. Add more curves and colors and it makes a cheerful crib quilt.
Notice, that I didn't do anything that you can't do. I found this because I went looking for something, anything, and I stumbled upon it. Go looking and you too will stumble upon something that you can call your own. It's exciting when you do.
However, it doesn't stop here. This is not an end but a beginning. I'm going to play some more with offset Nine Patch blocks and then show you what I find. In addition, I want you to do the same and show me what you find so I can post it on my blog.
I think that between us we can come up with some really interesting quilt designs and show the world how easy (and fun) coming up with quilt designs can be.