Do you have a design wall?
If I had one this pincushion is my most recent project that I would have pinned to it. I planned to add some sheep but once I’d made a world less that 3″ in diameter and a house less 1″ tall the scale became too daunting!
After I had made the back door, I realised the ‘hill’ was ridiculously steep so I thought I’d better make a ladder…
This pincushion, btw, was inspired by the TV Advertisement (below) for British Gas.
But getting back the question of a design wall, Christina
is having a Design Wall Weekends linky party
. I thought it would be fun to join in but, although I’ve thought about making one several times, I’ve never managed to find enough wall space in my house for a design wall go. So I hung up a sort of improv design wall on a piece of wire that we have, for some reason or other, nailed across the wall of an old stable.
On the left is the part-made background for a sampler quilt. I’m about half way through slicing and stitching the squares and my plan is to applique pieced square blocks onto the coloured diamond shapes and circular blocks onto the Kona Pepper. My idea with this was to have the effect of a theatre with a coloured curtain and balls floating in the blacked out stage space. I’m thinking if I really had this up on a design wall I’d have made more progress with it, rather than putting it in a cupboard and letting it languish. I also think that once I start on the sampler blocks it would be really helpful to have it up so I can plan colours and block arrangements.
To the right is this part-made bee block for Fiona…
…and this little geometric block which I’m hoping to make into something for Le Challenge with Lucy and Nat
What do you have on your design wall this weekend or, if you don’t have one, what would you have on it?
Jen has a great tutorial for a design wall, which looks quite practical and which uses pvc pipe, which I know we have some spare lengths of so I think I might have a go at putting one together…
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
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