Feb 22, 2010

053- My Design Wall

Saturday evening I cut out a couple of quilts so this morning they were waiting for me... calling my name.

I love to make scrappy quilts. I've found that my design wall is invaluable to the success of this type of quilt. I'm so lucky to have a room dedicated to my creative habits! I have a portable design wall (READ- a wonderful, soft, fuzzy queen-sized sheet tacked to the wall). I love the ability to deal out the quilt pieces like a deck of card. I get to see the *big picture*. I have a process for stacking up the rows, in pairs, so I can carry the labeled stacks to the sewing machine to chain-piece the rows together.

I've added another step to my design wall process, I take a photo of the quilt on the design wall. Then I look at it on the camera's display, it's kind of like squinting at the quilt... I can see if I have a good distribution of colors and color values.

053- design wall
FONT- Albemarle Swash, ACTION- DPMoms Perfect Workflow, BRUSH- RhonnaFarrer_2ps_SnapShot_Horizontal6, JasonGaylor Valentine, destroyed heraldry 1, 7GrungeBorderBarsBrushSet

Ah, but what happens if I get the stack twisted, in spite of all the careful planning, stacking and labeling? (I wasn't too far into piecing when I saw that the pieces didn't seem to going together the way it looked on the wall. I had too many of the *wrong* fabrics as neighbors.) Well, this-day I put the memory card into my laptop to view the master plan. It would take some adjustments to get back on track.

As I UN-sewed, rotated and re-sewed I thought about how this applies to my life. If I am careful in *planning-my-day* (morning prayer, scripture study, controlling negative thoughts, etc) I have a pretty good chance that I will have a good day.

Ah, but what happens when someone/something *twists my stacks*? Can I take out my memory card, put it into my mental computer and re-view my Master Plan? Can I pick out the wrong stitches, make the needed adjustments and reunite my positive feelings and intentions and meet my goals?

Sounds simple doesn't it?

3 comments:

leannewitney said...

And that, my friend, is what is so beautiful and amazing about the atonement. Thank you for this post.

Beezus said...

Beautifully written...thank you. I needed those words today!

Heather

Sweet P's Blog said...

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