Tuesday, March 20, 2012

my design wall

This is actually a good representation of what runs through my head on a daily basis. Can anyone say "chaos?"
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Thanks to all of you who shared quilting ideas for my rolling stones quilt top. You all seem to have much for confidence in my quilting abilities than I do....which I appreciate, by the way. :) I haven't settled on a quilting design yet, but it's percolating. I'll keep you posted.

37 comments:

Rachel said...

If I had a design wall, it would probably look a lot like that! I am always in the middle of a dozen projects and dreaming of new ones!
Yours is beautiful in the chaos.

Glinda ♥ said...

Not chaos - creative genius! What runs through my head is lucky if it gets jotted down into a notebook! Love your work ;)

Julianne K said...

WOW! Its so fun funky and festive! I LOVE IT!! I have a scrappy triangle quilt pinned to my sewing room wall...love all the colors! FABULOUS!!
P.s. Would love a tutorial on the rolling stone block!!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

I love your version of Chaos!! If only I could make my chaos make sense like yours!
Great picture, very glad you shared it.
Have a great day,
Carolyn

rubyslipperz said...

Sometimes my mind looks like that...only on the side of a Helium balloon...and then, I'm lost in the stratosphere somewhere... I can hear faint words, "earth to annie....earth to annie..." I'm going "huh? what?"

hugZ,
annie

Cathy said...

I looked at your picture and read what you had to say about it, and had a really good chuckle. My head is like that, too. full of things I want to do, and no where near enough hours in the day to do them all.

Clair said...

It is a busy wall! I couldn't sleep at night if there was that much going on.

Cherie said...

I've seen so many design walls. How do they work exactly?

LimeRiot said...

Actually, I think your design wall would make a pretty cool random quilt if you pieced it all together :).

Cherie in St Louis said...

OHG, that's exactly what go through my brain, lol! Your design wall is completely inspiring :)

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Love "seeing" inside your head. Kinda knew it would be filled with so much cool creativity. :) LOVING the solid blue/green/grey improv blocks!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your wall... looks more like organized chaos:)in pretty colors!

Luisa said...

Don't know if my comment went through sorry if it's a duplicate but this design wall is great for the imagination :)

Chase said...

This is so great! It is always helpful to see what we are actually work on each time with new ideas blooming and create the pieces and visually see it! I wish I have a design wall, someday! Our apartment is filled with plywood around it and we can't make any holes on it or we will receive charges per a hole.

I like how the fly geese flying over the design wall! Thank you for sharing..

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

SIM,eu confio plenamente em você.Quem não confiaria em tanto talento?Sua parede está tão linda,sei das peças lindas que de lá sairão.Próximos post de só beleza,eu sugiro uni-,dune-,tê...Quem sabe não sai um sorvete colorê?Muitos beijos.

Heather said...

That looks so inspiring. I only have one thing at a time on my design wall. I'm afraid I would get too distracted with a bunch of projects in view. Instead I have lots of boxes around with UFO's and I still flit from thing to thing. :)

amandajean said...

Cherie,

My design wall is simply a king sized flannel flat sheet tacked up to the wall with thumb tacks. It's amazingly easy, simple, cheap and effective! :)

Hope that helps!

Amanda Jean

Sarah Craig said...

I love it! I don't have a place for a permanent design wall right now, so I can't put my chaotic thoughts up for all to see - but I'd love to!

Mystica said...

I wouldn't dream of a design for the quilting but the rolling stone design was so gorgeous.

Mama Pea said...

If I had a design wall, it would easily look like that, but not as good. My entire sewing room is chaos. You would not enjoy it! LOL.

Carla said...

Hi. I just finished reading your book and I loved it!!! I have started up up and away : )
Thanks for the inspiration.

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I received the signed copy of your book today here in Gig Harbor, WA, thanks for sending it! I am loving it! I cheated and read it from the back to the front. :-> I am impressed with how informative it is. Great book!

bethanndodd said...

looks just like it should ;)
smiles~beth

Penny said...

Your design wall w/ all those colorful fabrics/wonderful blocks is truly inspiring me ~ thanx for sharing! Penny in So CA

SarahZ said...

the wall looks FUN!!!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your design wall, I have been thinking up a way to have somewhere to put my little pieces besides on the floor! Great idea!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you explained what you are using for a design wall. I just purchased a huge piece of white felting to use for one and was trying to figure out what to hang it from. Thumbtacks never occurred to me, so I'm definitely giving it a try! Thanks for the great suggestion.

Gari said...

Hence the name of your blog? ;-)

Peppermint Lane said...

I love your design wall. It is so colorful!

Doris said...

Oh, we must share the same thought processes. ;-)

Samantha said...

Love your "chaos"! It's gorgeous...

amy smart said...

I love it! It's so inspiring and it makes me feel better about my own chaos. :)

Katherine said...

Not "chaos"... lol... it's "inspiration"!

My design wall is nearly as crazy at the moment. Do you find that you create more when it looks like this? It seems to work that way for me....

alissa said...

That is so cool! I wish I could tape up a design wall in my sewing space, but it will have to be in my closet for now!

Mimi said...

Do wonder how you get to this design wall, or parts of it... interesting to see you run your machine wires to the front and I run them to the back and am forever dragging my feet when the machine needs to be moved. Might try the wires in the front the next "move". Thanks for the peak of "chaos", LOL. We all know that what works for you is great.

Josie McRazie said...

Are you sure you are not getting thougths from my head, because that looks a lot like how I think! LOL I think if I were a kid today I would have the whole alphabet thrown behind my name! ADHDPQRST! LOL Are there peopel who's minds actually stop and breathe??

Jenn at The Little Shop of Stitches said...

King-size flannel sheet? Brilliant!