|When I start a new project i usually have some idea of the general shape, I determine size (King size, single bed, throw etc). I'll then have a look at my Material and figure the best way to show the fabric. |
Some fabric's are beautiful on their own and don't need much else - others need a mix up.
I tend to experiment with a block - cut up material and lay it out - see how it all works together. I also find taking some photos of the material mix helps me to map it all out or see what might be missing.
This is my current (or I should say one of the many) project. I wanted to show up the beautiful small patterns on the two pink materials with some simple lovely linen.
I decided on 2.5inch strips to show off the detailed pattern and anchoring these fabrics with a 6inch square of Linen in the middle and eventually linen surrounding the squares and being the base fabric.
|This is what I did last night and Im planning on doing 6 squares all up, I really find it "extremely" helpful taking Pictures as I go and looking at it on my computer screen. Its also a nice way of tracking progress and having a photo log of the process.|
Anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I always have my camera out!
Natural light is great for looking at the colours and just checking that the colours are right.
Our good old Hills Hoist clothes line is perfect for my decision making, not only is it one of Australia's most successful inventions it's also my out door design tool - it answers many of my design dilemma's.
|as I said in an earlier post Im stashing fabrics for some more boyish quilts, whilst Im collecting I find it helpful to take a picture of what I have, That way I can look at what goes or doesn't go. Its also a good thing to have with you when your out and about and buying more fabric to try and add to what you have rather than buying a whole new scheme (which I may also be guilty of.....)|
Well back to work for me