Your design wall can simply be a piece of batting that you pin up on a wall anywhere you have some space to step back from it (preferably at least 8-12 feet or 3-4 meters) and be able to look at your design as it progresses.
|First try- lower left seems a bit heavy with the |
Tonight it was time to put my Salsa blocks all together. So, up they went on the design wall. I arranged them, then stepped back and took a look (and a picture).
I then rearranged them several times, each time checking to see how I liked the arrangement.
|I like having the two red backgrounds on opposite corners|
Looking through a reducing glass or at a photograph can also help you get a sense of how well the design will work from afar.
After determining the placement of the blocks, I then had to decide which fabic I was going to use for the sashing. To do this, I pinned different pieces of fabric up and put the blocks on top, stepped back and looked at the overall effect.
The green fabric to the right is bold and seemed like a good prospect, but when I tried out the black with red/yellow/orange batik, I think I found a winner!
|Salsa blocks with sashing complete|
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