Karefully Made

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From Start to Finish…


Hey Guys!

I hope you are having a great day!  Today, I thought I would share how I plan a quilt.  I often work from a pattern but sometime inspiration strikes me.  When this happens I have to pull out my graph paper and attempt to draw what is in my head.  Everything starts with idea then I grab my sketch book, a pen and my colored pencils.


I then use my red pen to draw a set of darker grid lines.  Today I am thinking about how much  I love the scrappy trip around the world but I wish the blocks could be bigger.  What If I combined the scrappy trip around the world and the St Louis 16 patch.  IMG_0588

I decide I want to use my Kate Spain fabric for this quilt ….I am calling it the Scrappy Trip 16 Patch.  What you guys think?


Next, using my colored pencils, I match a fabric to a pencil so I can draw out the possible quilt.  

Now I am almost ready to get started.  I decide I am going to place a white strip in the middle of each Scrappy Trip 16 Patch so I outline that first.


Now I am ready to start filling in the remaining blocks.   This is what each Scrappy Trip 16 patch will look like.  Are you following me?



Here is my sketch all colored in.  I think I am in love!  I really like how it looks like a pixelated plus.


Here is the finished quilt.


I think it looks a lot like the sketch!  I am in love with it.  IMG_0798

So what you guys think?  Tomorrow I will be posting a tutorial for this quilt.  This will be my first time doing such a thing and I must admit I am a little excited!  Stay tuned!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!


Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

8 thoughts on “From Start to Finish…

  1. I know first hand how much work writing a tutorial can be! Lots of luck and of course thanks too! Your quilt is really pretty!!!

  2. It’s lovely! I’ve been wanting to quilt for some time now but can’t quite get my thoughts and ideas organized!

  3. I’m like you. Some graph paper and colored pencils are invaluable tools when it comes to visualizing a quilt. I’m looking forward to the tutorial.

  4. Gorgeous! Beautiful color blends!

  5. Your quilt has turned out so well, exactly like your plan too 🙂

  6. Pretty much amazing Kerrie! And so fun to see the process. Way to go on writing your first tutorial! Looking forward to checking it out. We’re kinda twins because I just posted my first one too although it’s for a clothing item.

  7. Very pretty quilt. I love the colors you used.

  8. The quilt is beautiful. It’s a perfect use for those gorgeous Kate Spain fabric. Thank you for sharing the process from inception to the finished quilt. It’s really fun to see ideas come together.

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