I love that feeling when a project is finally finished.
(Don't mind the horrible lighting in the photos, getting better lamps for those overcast days is on my to-do list too.)
I put the binding on a quilt that I have had in my WIP pile for about 2 years. I wanted to finish it and give it to a friend at work that could use some warmth and love right now.
Then, because I finished that right away Saturday morning and I was on a roll, I decided to make a little gift for my sister. Her name and her boyfriend's name both start with the letter "A" and they have a wall in their new apartment that they are going to cover in A's.
I haven't ever had a reason to make anything smaller than a blanket. Bed quilts are so useful. I have been eyeing my bare walls lately and decided it was time to be brave and dive right into making wall hangings. I started with that letter "A" and it was more satisfying than I anticipated. It was so cute and I finished it in 1 day!
I have always loved butterflies and something in my gut was telling me that what I needed to do was make a scrappy butterfly for my wall. Do you ever get that feeling? No matter how much you browse or look at patterns there is always that particular design in your mind and you won't settle for anything different. This butterfly was in my head! I woke up Sunday morning and sketched it out. Did a little preliminary math and started to pull fabrics. It didn't have to be scrappy, but I do love my scraps. It turned out so great that I might just write up the pattern for it.
I was in a teal mood I guess. :)
I don't have any patterns to sell yet, but it is on my to-do list and I have one in the testing phases right now.
I would love to hear stories on your first pattern for sale. What kinds of tips do you have for someone that is just starting out?