Maybe you are wondering what my thought process is like when I’m making a pattern. Often I will jump in with a tiny kernel of an idea, then twist & pull that idea until I end up with something else entirely. Here I began with the thought that I wanted a pattern with energetic straight lines, so I drew a bunch of intersecting straight lines. I had quite an angular design going but decided that it was far too sharp & messy, & needed some curves. I cleaned up the lines. A row of polka dots came into the picture & I merged them with the lines.. could they be flowers? How about if I squished the circles down, could they be pins? Yes, pins! Should I put wavy lines between them... no. A color background.. no. Do I like the end result.. I believe I do!