11 September 2012

Dusting off my design program

I have had EQ7 for close to 2 years now and I actually have a few projects plugged into it that I'm looking forward to trying out.

But at heart I'm a graph paper and pencil drafter. So I might go months without opening the computer program.

This past week I was compelled to revisit what I had been playing with once upon a time - and I'm glad I did!

Now, I did decide to abandon the pinks and yellows and work in more of a fall/winter palette at this stage. While visiting in Montana earlier this year I picked up a selection of great fabrics from Michele D'Amore for Benartex, Leaf Haven. And they've been sitting up on the shelf waiting for just the right project.

But even before I started working on that version, I started pulling fabrics for a slightly larger version of the same pattern, in cool purples and taupes - a mellow winter feel.

I still have a couple more fabrics to find in order to bring this puppy to fruition, but I am super-psyched to get started on it! And I have to admit, I love feeling super-psyched about new projects again. Love it.


  1. I like ALL the versions, Linda, even the pink and yellow one! What a great design.

    1. Thanks, Dawn! I imagine the pink and yellow (or something similar) will find its way to the analog world soon enough, and when it does I'll be sure to post more photos!

  2. Love the purple/taupe version ~ gorgeous! Happy to hear you're feeling super-psyched!!

  3. That is a cool pattern. Is it your own design? I think the interweave of the background (the big patches and the tracks of rectangles really makes this interesting. I would definetly capitalise on the contrast between those to parts? Any of those color schemes works but I am partial to the purples as well. cheers, Claire W.