I have spent most of the weekend FORCING myself to tackle my technical deficiencies in the digital pattern making department. First, I am working on all these little 6-inch applique blocks I've been doing lately in my REPRO MADNESS project (and I've drawn some NEW ones that I need to prep and stitch!).
My plan is to "PDF" them, bundle them, then offer them on my little web store as a digital download (VERY reasonably priced). I will send them out snail mail as well, but for those with a printer you will be able to save on the time and cost of shipping.
Yippee! Immediate gratification AND more money to spend on FABRIC!
Several of you have wanted to know when/if I would be offering these little 6-inch patterns, so that is why I am doing it! You are pushing me to grow...and learn new techie things, that are usually hard for me, LOL! Since there are so many sources for 6-inch pieced blocks out there (and probably already in your quilt library), I will just be offering the applique designs...not a completed project. YOU will get to be the project designer, so in my way I am pushing YOU to grow as well! Ha ha!
(And once they are printed out on your end, you can enlarge them is you are nervous about the small size...they would also be fun as larger sized blocks.)
Now that I have figured out my scanner for the little blocks (that fit so neatly on one page with no segmenting needed), I am slicing up my 15-inch music block patterns into quarters and will digitize them. I know there are some of you eager to order a digital download of those blocks. I may need some Guinea pigs to email a couple of the patterns to when I am ready to experiment!
I should have offered those Baltimore Rhapsody patterns like that to begin with, but I really liked the idea of printing the patterns "in total," on a 16-inch piece of paper, so that they would not have to be taped together to use. It was an expensive, odd size of paper pattern to print, and I guess I learned my lesson...with the first 1900 patterns!
(I just taped together some patterns that I copied from one of my applique quilt books, and it was no big deal at all...not hard to match up the segments and happily go forward in the process. I guess the "whole pattern" thinking was just me being unnecessarily obsessive/compulsive!)
See? No big deal at all!
My design wall is filling up, and my hand applique is catching up with the number of pieced blocks...I may have to do some piecing after all, LOL! I am having too much fun with the little blocks to quit! I need to nail down my actual setting so that I know how many more of each kind of block I need...