|KYSS Me Quick quilt pattern|
#1 - Abide by the KYSS policy
KYSS stands for Keep Your Sewing Simple. Keep the design simple. I made a number of quilts and patterns with the KYSS policy since November:
- KYSS Me Quick - a fat eighth bundle design
- KYSS Me Goodnight - a commissioned design
- KYSS Me Baby - a charm pack design
- KYSS Me by the Garden Wall - a layer cake design
|Back of KYSS Me by the Garden Wall pattern|
#2 - Design blocks that can be used simply to create quilts of various sizes
This goal has not been met.... Yet. I would still like to work on creating patterns that can use a single block, or multiple blocks, in various sizes to make different sizes of quilts.
#3 - Use my new design wall to help me see the BIG picture and make changes as I go
A design wall is a valuable tool and so inexpensive to make. For me, it was as simple as purchasing a flannel backed table cloth from the dollar store and using some thumb tacks to pin it up on the wall. Seeing your blocks on the wall, being able to take a step back, and see the big picture, as well as the ability to rearrange pieces easily has been such an advantage. I am so glad to have incorporated this as a design tool!
|Kenya quilt for Charity|
#4 - Listen to my inner voice
|KONA Fox Kits quilt pattern|
Since that first post in November, I have gained confidence in my ability to design quilt patterns. Participating in this series has also given me the opportunity to meet others who took part in the series and make new friends. And that is something that has brought me great joy! Thank you, Jessica for providing us with a fun way to challenge ourselves. And for cheering us on each week!
Are you interested in taking part in a quilting series, too?
Sarah of Berry Barn Designs is hosting one of my her own!
Check out her 30/30 Sewing Challenge that will be starting on March 1st!
Keep On Quilting On!