Inspiration for a new pattern comes from many sources. When I was putting out the Easter decorations, quilts being the prominent amongst them, I was aware that I don't have a spring table runner. So I'm going to begin working on that soon to be runner pattern. It begins with a sketch.
I didn't say it was a good sketch. I jot down the "idea" at least as I see it. That in no ways means it will turn out this way. For this runner I want to take a charm pack...
this spring colored one will due. Moda Athill Range from Cabbages and Roses, has lovely pastels. It is missing a green and yellow so I might have to pull from the stash to add a bit of that.
I work out the piecing part of the pattern first as that often dictates how large an area I will use for any applique' or embroidery. I want to sub cut these charm squares into 1 1/2" x WOF.
So I did that and now I will separate them into color ways. I want to pair three of them and those will become my blocks.
Strip piece the sets.
Take a measurement and I can already see that "Houston we have a problem". I want these blocks wider than this so that I don't have a lot of waste when I square them up.
Good thing there are extra strips laying about and now I'll add a fourth. I keep paper and pen next to my sewing station so that I can create notes on the pattern as I sew/cut/change and create.
The squares ended up being 4 1/4" and my plan is to sash with cream and rotate each block. I like to lay everything out so I can judge the width of the sashing.
I'm going with 2 inches. That's it for today as I have more sub cutting to do. Stay tuned as I continue to work on the "Spring Time Runner" pattern.