QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Trisch Price

Please welcome Amateur category finalist Trisch Price to McCall’s Quilt Design Star™ 2012 competition! Trisch submitted “Appointment of Flowers” as her entry-round quilt.

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Appointment of Flowers

Trisch tells us about her design process so far in Challenge 1: “To start the process of designing this quilt – and most quilts that I design – I start with a pencil and my pad of graph paper. I have quilt design software and several great graphics packages on my computer, but I still prefer to use pencil and paper, especially at the beginning stages of a design. The day after I found out that I had made it to the first challenge, my eldest son had two baseball games. I took my pencil and paper to the games and worked on designs during warm-ups. I have pretty much settled on a design at this point.”

She’s had some help choosing her fabrics: “Today my daughter (youngest of my three kids) and I went to my favorite quilt shop – Sarah’s Fabrics in Lawrence, Kansas. I went with the intention of finding the perfect gradation fabric to use in my quilt. Right now, it’s very difficult to find any gradation fabrics. So, I had to change my plan! I purchased two fabrics to use in my quilt – I think I have everything else that I need in my stash. If not, I’ll probably resort to my favorite online shop, Marmalade Fabrics.”

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Trisch's daughter, Kiley

“I was so excited to get a design developed. Then, I had to put it on the back burner because my younger son is leaving for Boy Scout camp this weekend. I make fabric postcards to send to him while he is away every year – I don’t want him to forget about us! So, I had to curb my enthusiasm on the quilt to focus on postcards for a few days. Those are almost done, so I went fabric shopping today and started drafting a full scale pattern last night. Of course, this all happened just as my kids were getting out of school for summer break, so they’ll have to put up with their mom sewing a little more than usual while they are at home! It may affect them more than me…they’ll have to start making their own snacks!” Have fun and good luck, Trisch!

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Trisch's fabric choices for Challenge 1

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4 Responses to QDS™ Challenge 1 Showcase – Trisch Price

  1. Judy says:

    Trish, you are very close to me. I wonder why we have never met..we must fix that! Congrats on your progress, I cant wait to see your next quilt. I am a finalist in the professional group and I too am enjoying the process. Good Luck to everyone!

  2. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    Love your fabric choice–can’t wait to see how we all interpreted this block with our own style and color choice!!!

  3. Lisette Léveillé says:

    Congratulations Trisch. You pick 2 interesting fabrics, looks forward to see how you will incorporate them into your quilt. As we are both finalists, I’m sure we’ll take advantage of the final hours before deadline. Good luck.

  4. Terri Vanden Bosch says:

    The race is on–can we all make it to the finish line on Sunday??

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