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Thread: Do At Least Some Of You Draw Rough Sketch Ideas For Quilts?

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    Do At Least Some Of You Draw Rough Sketch Ideas For Quilts?

    For myself, it seems that I sometimes sketch out my ideas for sewing projects (including quilts) and sometimes I let the fabric's colors and/or it's printed images dictate the direction it should take. Best of all, I like to combine both methods and get the best of both worlds like the one I am working on right now below.

    How about you?

    Here are the latest rough uncolored sketches using my own computer's drawing program for a work-in-progress 10 Minute Block quilt proposed Fall, 2012 completion date (too hot right now to sew).
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    Last edited by Bicycle Hobo; 06-28-2012 at 04:29 PM.

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    heck yes!!! especially when i'm trying to figure out the yardage!
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I see a beautiful stained glass window in batiks! Go for it.

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    I think it would make a beautiful quilt.

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    No I'm a pattern queen

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    I always do and keep them in a book, adding information as I make the quilt just in case I ever want to make another one. Rarely do I use a pattern but use pictures I might see, sketch my own design and go from there.
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    I usually do sketch, and I use colored pencils too so I can see how my choices will look when it's done.
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    I always do some kind of layout so that I can get the math right. It also helps me layout colors as well.
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    I do. I carry a sketch book and colored pencils with me. =)
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    I have several pads of graph paper, which I use for sketching out ideas. I . . . ahem . . . sketch a lot more than I actually sew . . . .
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    I design my own quilts so I always sketch my blocks, layout, etc.

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    I do sketch and colour some quilt patterns before trying them. Sometimes the sketch is enough and I change my mind. It does help me decide if I want to try it in fabric.

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    I use graph paper also!

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    I do sometimes...it helps to clarify what I'm trying to accomplish!

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    yes mame I do. I draw my quilts out and color them. I have them when I first started quilting in the early 70's I have a couple of the quilts as well from back then.
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    I have always drafted out my own designs because that is how my Mom did. I am just now starting to use other patterns ..after about 50 quilts! lol Happy Quilting!!

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