Back in July my pattern Grecian Stars was in The Quilt Pattern Magazine. In November I can sell the pattern on my own. What I sent into TQPM was in a different format than I use for my patterns, so I needed to get it ready for me to print.
When I originally did the pattern, the fabric dictated what went where and how much of it. I used leftovers. 10 different fabrics. It was a scrappy quilt, but a planned scrappy. If there wasn’t enough of one fabric, then I went to Plan B. And C. And D. I don’t remember how many changes I had to make to fit the fabric.
Now I decided to write it using four fabrics, with another one to four optional fabrics, giving the quilter the choice to make it scrappy, or not. The fabrics are much nicer than what shows. We have some red batiks that aren’t moving very fast, so I chose one of those along with greens to make a Christmas quilt. I had intended to use the darkest green for the border and binding, but up on the design wall, it demanded the red.
It is a beautiful fall day—almost 20° above normal. Tomorrow will be back to more fall-like temps, so I will enjoy this while it’s here!