Monday, October 24, 2011

One for the Wall - Design Wall Monday

Finally, I've started on my new project. This weekend, I got back into the groove of creating and managed to get a good bit of wallhanging for my family room done.  You can see the design process for this project here.  With the four designs sketched out - I decided on the second one - since I wanted it to be a bit busy but not too busy.  The last two designs seemed like there weren't enough quiet spaces for the eye to rest.  The first was too patterned.  I guess the second was my Goldilocks design (grin).

With that decision out of the way, I went up into my fabric loft to pull out some prints.  I wanted to use a good mixture of commercial, batik and hand dyeds so the whole think had an eclectic feel to it.  Also, I wanted to stick to the warm fall tones found in the room.  Here are my choices . . . .

 With the design all picked out - the quilt is really easy to make and coming along nicely.  I'm using freezer paper templates to make the circles (gathering the edges around underneath) and the leaves are rough edge appliqued.(with a little zig-zag stitch on the edge).  I really like how its coming and I think it will fit in the room nicely.  I'm wondering though, if I'll keep to my original idea to make twin pieces for either side of my door - hmmmmmmm we'll see!

See more great design walls at Judy's patchworks!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Decisions. . . Decisions. . . .

Well with everything that's been going on here - basically life - I haven't had time to get into my sewing hole.  Still, that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about what I want to create next!  Where ever I went this month, I brought my sketch pad and worked on the design samples for my new project.  You see, I have these two walls in my family room that are in drastic need of a make-over.  They have these god-awful prints on them now that truly need to be pitched donated.  With that said - now I'm left with the decision of what to fill them with.  I thought for once, I might want to put up my own art.

 My family room is big with a nice high ceiling and warm wooden floor.  Its filled with over stuff couches and my husband's shaker/mission style furniture.  The wall color is this warm terra cota which I love since the room is so big and there a ton of wood every where.  After much thought, I decided to try to make something decorative - for a change LOL - with organic lines.  But what??????

So out came the sketch book and I started getting ideas together.  At first I started simple - but as you can see - soon the designs got more and more complicated!  Which one do you think I picked???