Monday, November 28, 2016

First Snow, 'Liberated' Design Process, Batik by Laundry Basket Quilts

This is my design 'book', a simple writing tablet.
First snow, view out the front door.

Time to put up Christmas decorations and take fall decor down.

My order from Missouri Star Quilt Com. came.

My 'Butterfly Four Patch' quilt design in my design book.

My version of X's & O's liberated style in my design book.

Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving. I know I have so much to be thankful for. I used to hear my parents say that a lot and it kind of went over my head. But I'm on board now with being thankful and grateful, I totally get it.

Last week the first snow blanketed everything in Salem, New Hampshire. Lovely.
It melted in a couple of days. Back to cold and sunny today.

I wanted to share my 'design book' with you because I enjoy 'designing'; doodling a lot and it helps me stay focused. The more I take time to draw out my ideas the more satisfied I am with the outcome.
I highly recommend it. Nothing fancy or complicated but it works for me.

My order from MSQC came;  a Laundry Basket Quilts batik by Edyta Sitar. Her batiks are so fabulous. Her fabric designs are great too but her batiks are Wow. I do have a weakness for good batiks, so organic, so layered, so real life color. I must get a hold of myself.
Also, I ordered Missouri Star Quilt Comp.'s 'Mod Block' magazine, I think it's published once a year.
They have a lot of inspiration packed in that magazine, super!

Hope you have a good week full of design/dream opportunities. 
Designing is dreaming isn't it?
I'll stop by soon to see what you're up to!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh dear - now I have a case of covet-itis after having taken a look at those batik fabrics!

Queeniepatch said...

Nice to see your designs. Even if we don't make the quilt/embroidery it is nice to scribble and play with designs on paper. The new book will give you even more to design!
Christmas is coming nearer.

Mystic Quilter said...

You're pretty organized for Christmas, I guess we here in New Zealand will soon be decorating our houses. This year has flown by!
I've never bought any of the batiks from Edyta Sitar but pleased to read your thoughts here, may give them a try next time I need batiks.

Kaja said...

Snow! We've just had our first proper frost, but it's not as pretty as your view. Your design notebook looks a lot like mine - love those little butterfly diagrams.

Janie said...

Batiks are real 'workhorses' in the fabric world. They fit in where you want them to and 'pull lots of weight'.

Janie said...

The folks in New Hampshire decorate for Christmas early. The stores are decorated to the hilt already.

Janie said...

I'm at my daughter's house in New Hampshire helping her with #3 baby, and we're staying for Christmas. She's the one organized for Christmas!

Janie said...

It would be fun if you shared your design book sometime. Maybe you have already and I didn't catch it.
I've always drawn and 'doodled' it's a favorite pastime for me.