Why am I happy as a clam?
I have just finished computer generating
For me generating quilts is a pain in the neck.
Not because I do not like generating,
Generating for me is literally a pain in the neck.
The pain in the neck comes from having
to tilt my head back to see the computer screen,
thus causing the pain in my neck.
(Yes, I am of the age of "bifocals required".)
Therefore when my quilts are done - I am happy as a clam.
The solution would be to take a pair of old frames
and have the reading part of my prescription put in the lenses.
I just cannot remember to do this.
Lord knows I have plenty of old frames laying around.
(I have a bit of a glasses fetish.)
Some of your might be wondering - What exactly is computer generating a quilt.
At Moda they like to be able to show the shop owners what patterns will be available using each line of fabric. This enables them to order fabric more efficiently.
Since the sales reps show the fabric on paper - before we actually have cloth to make the quilts - our only option is to "make" them on the computer.
How do you make a quilt on the computer?
Kind of like you make a real quilt.
Moda scans each strike-off (samples of fabric the mill sends us to approve the color and pattern). They then send me a disc of all of the scanned images.
Just like a real quilt the first thing you do is cut the quilt.
The images are usually about 6" X 8". If I am making a Charm Pack™ quilt I have to cut each of the pieces to a size of 5" X 5". How do I do this? I simply crop the picture to 5" X 5". If I am making a Layer Cake™ quilt I have to "piece" the fabric to make a 10" X 10" piece.
After I have "cut" the quilt. I start "piecing", simply by moving the scanned images into the position needed.
The name of the line is Awesome.
What season is more awesome than fall?
In my eyes, by far the prettiest color palette of all the seasons.
Autumn Glow, Pumpkin, Moss, Bark, Yarrow and Red Maple.
Below are the quilts that I generated.
Quilt using the panel.
I did a squirrel and acorns because our yards at home and the lake
are filled with oak trees, acorns and squirrels.
Charm Pack pattern
Jelly Roll pattern
A pattern called Cosmos.
This one I named Kaleidoscope.
It is easier than it looks.
(Lots of strip piecing.)