Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Patchwork Doggy Quilt Almost Done. Deadline Met.

Now that my February fiasco is behind me, and I'm now equipped with solid fabric and an iron and ironing board, life got a little bit easier today. The Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilt that I'll be posting tomorrow, March 1st, is almost done! Deadline met. At the end of the week, I'll create another quilt to offer over the weekend.

My goal is to make 2-3 Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts a week. This will be ongoing. Each quilt will be one of a kind. I won't be making duplicates.

That's a lot of quilts. 

During a conversation with a friend the other day, I was asked, "How do you come up with the designs and the colors and prints to use?"

For me, it's a form of art.

I start with a patchwork design. Nothing fancy.

Then, I add a few appliques from the templates I made.

The fun part is picking out the colors and prints. Sometimes I like to blend colors. Keep everything the same color tone. Other times, I like to add applique hearts and squares that have no rhyme or reason. In the weeks ahead, I plan on doing a couple of "scrappy quilts" where none of the colors match.

The possibilities are endless. 

Sometimes, after choosing the fabric for a design, I'll change my mind. Switch out a print or two.

It's a lot of work, but I love making funky patchwork doggy quilts.

I enjoy shopping for fabric and experimenting with colors and prints. Quite often, I select colors and prints that I don't necessarily care for because my preference doesn't appeal to everyone.

I prefer muted, rustic prints and colors. Not everyone likes that. Some people like bold prints. Modern prints. Paisley. Polka dots. Stripes.

There's a lot of love that goes into these quilts.

And pride.

I have trouble parting with some of them.

When the decision was made to add Bodacious Patchwork Doggy Quilts to my schedule, we knew it would be a lot of work. More work.

It's manageable.

I'm excited about doing this and we're looking forward to the many, many quilts that will be created and offered to the public.

And, eventually, there will be another page added to this blog so I can showcase the final pieces.

Lots to do.

Exhale slowly....

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