Mayfly Madness Design
Somebody asked me if I'd share the plan for the baby quilt top I just finished creating. Well, I was flattered, of course, so here it is, in its own rather pathetic form.
Since I'm not a pattern designer and have no art or drafting training, I just began with a piece of graph paper and a pencil and drew the first sawtooth star and then started building around it. Each square on the graph paper finishes at 1-1/2 inches. The sawtooth star is a basic 6" finished piece.
To know how to assemble the little squares, I made components and put a little code beside the pattern. For example, the "K" component is 2 x 4 squares, and I needed 4 of them. I worked on one unit of components at a time, starting with the star in the upper right with the 2 "D" and one "H" and one "J". Then I moved to the left and did that star-A-J-F unit, and so forth with the H-star-K unit being the last one.
And, yes, I cut out all of the individual squares and did not use strip sets.
I know that for those who have EQ, my technique is absolutely primitive. But it works for me, and if you want to download and print out my "pattern," please do! Just don't go transforming it into something you can publish and make money at. That wouldn't be nice.