I keep my sketch book close by at night, and I sketch designs on those nights that I'm not exhausted. One night in May I sketched an abstact rendition of a sailboat. I could imagine it as a pillow or a table topper so I added just enough borders to make it finish at 16" or 20".
I knew this design would have to be paper pieced so I showed the sketch to my very talented friend and paper piecing expert Jitka, (@jitkadesign on Instagram)
Jitka asked for the measurements and within a day or two, sent me the PP pattern. She is amazing! Thank you Jitka! xoxo
Once the center block is paper pieced, the rest is regular piecing. It went together very quickly, and I'm thrilled that the image in my head is now a reality.
The response to my photos on Instagram has been amazing. So many talented Makers want to make my pattern! That's the highest compliment I can get, if you ask me!
I'm going to work quickly to get this pattern written, tested, and published.
The pattern might be for a pillow/mini quilt pattern, but of course, multiple sailboat blocks (10" finished each) can easily be made into a quilt just by adding sashing and borders.
I can't wait to see everyone's vision/version.
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