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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.

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Here is the finished quilt.

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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!

Kerrie