Saturday, March 3, 2012

Design Wall

Oh what a difference a 'design wall' makes!  
If you are wondering....'design wall?', what I refer to is that I finally pinned up some quilt batting (bamboo) onto the wall of my tiny sewing room - a large piece, approximately 70 x 96 inches.  So pretty big!  I imagined that it would be tucked behind the door, but it is much bigger than that.
I am working on my Dead Simple quilt', a la Lily's Quilts.... I picked my palette, which was a bowl of fruit!  Apples, oranges, bananas in a basket... chose my fabrics from my stash and cut up 300+ charm squares.  Then I began to put my charms on the design wall.... surprisingly, I edited out all of the yellows (banana) and added more reds, oranges and neutral linen squares.... It is very different experience, planning out my blocks on the wall instead of in my mind.   I am still playing with the size, but I am beginning to like what I see. These Dead Simple quilts are so fun.
And of course since I have changed up my palette, there will be many cute yellow charms ready for a future project!

1 comment:

Kat said...

Love your quilt, Darlene! It's sooo YOU!