There's been quite a discussion on one of the lists about inspiration vs. intent aka improvisation vs. planning -- or what I call Ad Hoc design© vs. Slow Design©. Of course, despite what the planners-ahead really believe, there is no right or wrong way. So I thought I'd share my ad hoc-slow design process with you as I work.
I've had some pieces on my sewing room design wall that have been sitting for a week (which is why you haven't heard from me). The pink traditional block was one of four originals. Two were redone for the book and that left me with two whole blocks and an unused bit (the light pink in the middle).
This is how it looked until last night, when I started to move things around.
I have other things to do and can't work on one thing incessantly or I bore myself to death.
Nonetheless, I can't imagine working any other way.
What's your process? Do you start with a plan or an inspiration and fiddle with it as you go along? Or do you start without a plan and - uh - fiddle with it as you go along? I'd really like to know - so please leave comments and let's talk.