When a quilt comes in...The quilt is put on the "drawing board". Meaning I may hang it up on the design wall to look at and decide what I want to quilt where. Or I may load it onto the quilt frame and design as I go. My sketch book is extremly helpful when laying out the design, trying new things and auditioning ideas. Here is what my sketch book shows for the designing of the following Customer's quilt.
This next quilt ..I knew what I wanted to do in the pinwheel designs but had to draw out several designs to help decide what would work well in the background. Here is my sketch book of the ideas I was playing with.The quilting is done. :)