2/10/2008

Pattern Cover




Phew, I've been working all day long on this cover for my "House Party" quilt that is destined to be a pattern that I will offer for sale. Heavens, what a process, figuring out how to use a tripod for the first time (had no idea how many moving parts there were in a tripod), flooding lights all over everywhere, wondering all the while if I should go ask my next-door neighbor who is a freelance photographer to do the photo work for me, searching through my thousands of .ttf files on my old computer looking for just the right font, shooting stuff all over my house looking for the right background (old book covers, old suitcases, old canvas, old cobwebs, old dirty dishes, old kitty litter...kidding). This particular background is my very old chalkboard by my sewing machine on which I keep lists of quilts to work on. And I don't want anybody to know how long it took me to figure out how to make that little girl with the chalk in her hand.

So okay, the pattern cover is done, but I haven't done all that stuff inside it that tells a person how to make it :-) . I don't suppose that will go very quickly, either. What about if I just wrote inside "oh just wing it and do what you like"?... I like it :-) .

20 comments:

Ila said...

Oh, Bravo! The cover art is very enticing!

Tazzie said...

Love the cover Karen, it looks just wonderful. In my experience, the first patterns are hard to write, but after that, you get a formula going, and they get easier.
You're doing great!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

May Britt said...

The quilt is beautiful and you did a great job with the pattern.

Lucy said...

I love the cover very very much! The drawing of the little girl is so gorgeous. I agree with Tazzie. When the first is done the next get easier. I hope more patterns will follow! I have to pick up your grlies again. they are so cute!!

anne bebbington said...

Oh you made me laugh - just wing it! That's my kind of quilting!

Marcie said...

Your search for backgrounds is hilarious! Your choice is wonderful! It now has the perfect cover! Now comes the hard part...

kjquilts said...

Very nice! You did a great job, it looks so professional! Can't wait to make this quilt!

The Calico Cat said...

NICE! You did a great job on that cover. Good luck with your new endeavour!

Libby said...

Looks great!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

I LOVE the pattern! I can't wait to give it a try. You did a really nice job on the cover. Congratulations!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Karen, how exciting! Love the cover.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wonderful job. I love the little girl with the chalk.

gloria g. said...

Yes, I do love house blocks! Great job. Can't wait to get it! Keep up the good work.

gloria g. Richards, TX

buttonsagain said...

karen...the cover is fabulous......love it.....barbara

Marilyn R said...

Love your quilt! I like the chalk board and the little girl with the chalk. Sweet!

Paula said...

I think the title written out in the style a 2nd grade teacher would use is great! A lot of memories associated with seeing that on the chalkboard.

Darlene said...

Looks wonderful, Karen!

Vicky said...

It looks fabulous! I chuckled at your 'just wing it and do what you like.' Don't forget to add 'Then quilt as desired.' lol

meggie said...

What a lovely post!! I just love the end result! Perfect name too!
And you made me laugh about the intstructions too.

Dawn said...

The cover is wonderful! And I say yeah, have the instructions say "wing it"!