I know that drawing and working on patterns is not enjoyable for many chip carvers.
With that in mind, we will start carving tomorrow.
I’d still like to encourage many of you to give pattern development a try.
I’ll provide some patterns for you to carve. Adding your patterns to the mix will give our finished project more variety. Also, there’s a great sense of satisfaction knowing that the pattern you are carving is one that you came up with on your own.
Here’s an example of one pattern that I’ll provide you and what I did to make it chip carveable.
The grape basket quilt pattern is one that I’ve seen quite a few times.
I started with that pattern, sized it to fit our small square (3.25×3.25” carving area), and then divided it into smaller three-corner chips (triangles). The dots indicate the very bottom of the chip.
Below are a four quilt squares to help you get started. You can adapt and divide the shapes to see what you come up with. When developing a pattern for the large square (5.25×5.25 carving area) you can use four quilt squares in the space to make the size of the chips more manageable.
https://www.mychipcarving.com Chip Carving
-- Marty, https://www.MyChipCarving.com, 866-444-6996