Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Design Wall
Here is my closet doors in my sewing room. And a look inside. I hammered a nail at the top on each outside top corner of the doors. Later they can be pulled and the holes won't show. Poked a couple holes in my cover and I had a design wall. I put up some orphan blocks. I think all my orphans have been left too long and have grown into teenagers. Oh, well, I'll see.
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Finn said...

Hi Katie, great job on improvising a design wall. I think it will work perfectly!
You DO have a lot of orphans girl! My goodness, that's quite a collection. I think it is going to be a challenge to use everything...might have to modify that idea and 'ease' into this..LOL
I'm not saying it's impossible, but you've got ALOT of ground covered there.
If you can stand the mess, you almost should lay them ALL out. I'd advise the floor for a first lay-out-and-see. See if you can find a 'focus' with the blocks. What grabs your eye? Start positioning things above or below it. Or make a row or part of a row with blocks that were a quilt together...maybe the blue and yellow sampler blocks. Maybe the pastel looking ones from your sewing room quilt would look good near them, being pastel type colors. The blocks with red will fight for dominance, so consider that when placing them. Are you getting the idea?? Check Bonnie's at Quiltville. It's her Jan 7th, '07 post. Or Jeanne at Spiral has her orphan blocks up for viewing now. I'll post the snap of ALL the blocks I'm starting with in the morning post tomorrow.
Hope that helps, what fun to have you playing along. Hugs, Finn

Shelina said...

Katie, I have really enjoyed looking at all your orphan blocks. The possibilities are endless! I have orphan blocks too that I have to figure out what to do with.
Your design wall is great. I've been thinking about doing something like that too, since my design floor isn't very handy especially when I have company and they have to figure out how to step around all the pieces of fabric.

Your space quilt is coming along quite nicely. I'll be delving into wonky letters shortly.