A few weeks ago I shared the fabrics I was using for my DQS8...today I bravely cut into a few of the fabrics for the fussy cut elements that will be the focal point of the mini quilt. I cut up some of the Kristen Doran chocolate owls on linen and some of the Amy Butler large floral motifs. So here are all the pieces on my new little design wall. The balance of the quilt will come from the pink, chocolate & olive fabrics below...Amy Butler Daisy Chain, Paula Prass & Moda's Cake Rock Beach.
I have been trying to decide what would work best for me in my sewing room/guest room as a design wall. I really have only one wall with enough space and it also happens to be where my ironing board is set up and there is a cold air return near the floor. Looking for just something to work even if just for this project, I found a craft size (36x48) piece of bamboo batting in my stash and pinned it to the wall. Interestingly enough, the Manda Mudd on my wall has enough texture that the batting almost sticks to the wall without the pins.
So do you have any improvised design wall ideas to share? There are many options out there but we all have constraints to our choices; whether space, dollars or both?