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Inspiration for Designing Quilt Patterns

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

S1E4 - Join Tori and Andi as they discuss their process for writing quilt patterns. Does it start with design elements or fabric choices? There are many variables and strategies when planning a quilt. In this episode, Tori and Andi share their design process, from the styles and techniques they prefer to their analysis of the quiltmakers who will eventually buy the patterns.

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Andi had the experience of designing on a deadline when she was an Island Batik Ambassador. Each month, she had to make a quilt project following the theme guidelines. Sometimes a specific fabric collection was assigned and others she could choose her own colors. You can see her designs in this collection of YouTube videos.

Tori gets inspired when she sees a color grouping that sparks an interest. Her pattern Target the Stars is the gorgeous result of one such inspirational moment!

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