I spent the last three days trying to figure out my project for the Doll Quilt Swap. I went through most of my quilting books until I found this 'tea leave' pattern.
It's from a book called "More quilts from the quiltmaker's gift". I won't tell you much about my partner but I really want to make her a quilty that she will really love. I love curves in quilting, and I think she does too. There is nothing more exciting for me that getting those curves just right; they are so challenging and daring.
After I decided to work with this pattern, I drew it and I made six photocopies. I spent some time coloring in the little quilt drawings to weight in my color options. Do you have a similar way to plan for your quilt projects??
I cut the little paper blocks, played with them, and glue them back on point. To my surprise, this new arrangement gave my project different feeling, and the option of making less tea leaves. I love that this pattern gives you the choice to make the leaves look like four petal flowers, or circles depending on your choice of colors, and also on the positioning of the blocks.
Finally, this little sketch won my heart. The creative process finally paid off, what a sweet ride!! Without even thinking, and after much color deliberation, the color palette in it resembles the colors of this Tula Pink fat quarter bundle that I've been saving for a special occasion.
Now, I only hope that the real project turns out just as pretty as the one I sketched.
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