Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for


I find grids very useful. Squared paper is easy to obtain, but better still – the grid you draw.


Measuring isn’t obligatory – and I often start by drawing a rough grid by ‘eye’ in my journal.

Are you a quilter? Quite an interesting way of developing your own personal quilting pattern is to begin with your intials. Firstly – fill every alternate square with the initial of one of your names



Then choose a second initial and complete the rest of the boxes.



This simple pattern is based on an M and an h – upper or lower case can be chosen at will – and the shape of the letters doesn’t have to have any bearing on your signature.

Once ‘inked in’ the line becomes more apparent. The above needs a little touching up if it’s to be programmed into a quilting module – but for freehand quilting, either by machine or by hand, it gives a good indication of the final result.

I love using grids. You never know what you will discover

You can also find my chatty A-Z posts here


9 thoughts on “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge – G is for

  1. jhwinterauthor

    I used to use grids when I first started drawing, when I was trying to recreate someone else’s work. They have many uses, and I love the initials idea for quilting! That is a craft I would love to learn how to do 🙂

    Ink & Stitches –


  2. That looks great, and a creative idea. Would the final product then have the layers in these shapes? (Sorry I’m obviously not a quilter lol but find it interesting. I’m actually now thinking how to use it on a top where the seams came loose…)


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