I'm getting ready for a little get-away with my husband:
Returning from vacation can sometimes be a little depressing, although I'm always glad to be home. So I've made sure that I have something to look forward to when I get back. This will arrive while I'm gone:
I really want to start writing my own patterns on a regular basis. Maybe even publish them one day! And my current method of pattern design is not as accurate as it could be.
And honestly, sometimes I feel like The Math Is Going To Kill Me when it comes to figuring out seam allowances, yardage, all that stuff.
I was particularly impressed with quilts like this when I was looking on the EQ website
I mean, there is absolutely NO WAY I could figure out all of the elements of this quilt. I count 10 different blocks, all different sizes, all fitting on the same quilt.
EQ also has a fabric database, so not only can you audition a color when you design your quilt, you can actually audition a specific fabric. And here's the deal-maker (at least for me): after you complete your quilt design, it gives you yardage estimates for all of the different fabrics that you're going to put into your quilt. Swoon.
I'm expecting a significant Learning Curve, as I am not the most computer-savvy person around. I'm counting on help from my In-House Tech Support, who should have time before beginning 10th grade to give me a little assistance!