There is a pattern writing blitz on in my studio, I have been working late into the night carefully typing notes and drawing diagrams to go in to the ten patterns in the Tail Feathers series. Although it is not the prettiest part of the designing process I love seeing the pattern process in the final stages...after all, I am already thinking of the next new designs to create and can't wait until this quilt hits to stores so I can get back to the machine.
Here is a glimpse of the first proof which gets read, re-read, changed & tweeked until I am happy with the layout and contents.
Not to mention sorting through the graph paper, double checking measurements and calculations, more diagrams and sketches
Then there is the detailed list of thread colors and stitch type used for each design, from leaves to the bird baths and spots in trees.
After working late last night I moved my sketch pad off the studio floor and found this, it appears someone around here has lost a tail feather.........it's possibly from the night owl but I can't be sure.
This week I will be busy with the final steps in the writing process and the most important - drawing all those sketches and stitchery designs you have seen over the last few months. I think there may be a few more late nights