I’ve been busy with odds and ends. I did get my Etsy shop open: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltifyShop. So that’s exciting. It’s been interesting. There’s a learning curve certainly; particularly with my usual problem: good photographs…still working on that one. The photographs in the shop presently are too dark, although the dark photographs showed the colors most accurately…there lies my dilemna. I need more practice and patience in this area.
Because I have a quilt sandwich on my longarm, but no thread (the thread I need is ‘in the mail’), I moved on to designing my next quilt. Specifically, I am working on a design for my next baby quilt. The fabric is in my prior blog entry. So I started drawing. This is what I got:
I’m working toward a shadowing effect. Then I figured out I wanted a twelve inch block. From there I came up with the sizes of my individual pieces. Here’s my prototype block:
I should have photographed this on white because I am hoping the squares appear to jump from the white background in an attempt at a three dimension effect. I changed the measurements so we’ll see what affect that will have in the overall picture as light does not keep within dimensions but maybe quilt-top pieces should. We’ll see if this works. I think I am happy at this stage so it is now time to make eleven more blocks.
I don’t know how B did this, but it’s pretty neat. Do you think the dimensions are OK or would you be consistent?