Maybe I should be embarrassed about the Easter basket pattern I posted earlier today; I’m not. Though not very good, it illustrates a step in pattern designing—morphing from one idea to another. Originally the green square below was part of an Easter egg design (one of many failed attempts). My husband thought it looked like a basket, so I altered it slightly, called it “Easter Basket,” and posted it here. The more I saw it, the less I liked it. It was pretty obvious how to tidy it up, so here’s the new pattern:

Easter Basket 2

Easter Basket 2

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Here’s the original, less-attractive design:

Easter Basket

Easter Basket

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