The patterns are quite large -- the wolf is one of the smaller ones with a 20" block. The patterns are easily printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper using the CD that is included in the back of the book.
I decided I wanted my wolf reversed from the way the pattern is designed, so I printed off my pattern using the mirror image command.
Then I made a cup of coffee, put on some music (Jonathan Antoine), and settled down to prepare my foundations.
First I cut out the sections and assembled them in roughly the correct configuration, using the "maps" in the book. Fabric choices are not indicated on the foundations. I studied the colour diagram and used coloured pencils to block in the fabrics where I wanted them. For fairly large pieces like these I prefer to use freezer paper for my foundations, so once everything was labelled, I set up my light table and traced each piece and all my notes onto freezer paper. This wasn't a quick process -- I think I listened all the way through my music several times.
|Printed foundations with notes about fabric placement.|
|Each foundation was traced onto freezer paper.|
|All the sections are completed and it is time to sew the block together!|
|I framed the block and extended the "night sky" fabric to the edge of the quilt. I chose the column of Plus Sign blocks to balance the quilt and give it a bit of a modern look.|