I want to sell quilt patterns. Saying it out loud scares the crap out of me. And yet I am slowly getting there.
One of my goals is to make a logo in the form of a mini quilt. This goal is not so much to make a logo, as to think about what I want my business to be. How do I picture the “final” product? How are my quilts unique? And subsequently, who would find my works interesting? Or even *gasp* love my work enough to buy it?
So I’ve been thinking about this and finally started my mini project.
My initial design
I want to keep with classic quilting shapes – Drunkard’s Path, Half- Rectangle Triangle, Flying Geese. My mom pointed out that the “W” gets lost in the design. I found a solution from the “Technicolor Galaxy” Block of the Month (by Pile ‘O Fabric) and decided to adapt a technique she uses in one of the blocks. So the W will be string pieced. I also decided to go more classic and changed the blue to white.
My first blocks were the R and P.
I fiddled around with the height a bit.
Next came the W.
Trying to match up the angles was a bit challenging.
Figuring out my background.
Before I sew it all together, I’m going to seam rip the R and P and see if I can make the half-circles a little squatter. I’m aiming for a square shape, not rectangle.
I’ll put this project down for a week or two, let it simmer.