Monday, February 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday - 2/18/13

Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. at Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

This weekend I was messing with my blog settings -

Trying to make it easier to see/read -

And instead of always using the BOLD feature -

I decided to change the font size to a larger one - ;))

Wouldn't you know -

Blogger changed the font size on ALL 600+ published posts -

That have ALREADY been formatted in BOLD - ;))

So - if you want to go back to read an old post -

It is now both in BOLD and a larger font -

Leaving NO doubt that you will be able to SEE/READ it - ;))

What do you think?

Should I change it back?


As far as my design wall goes -

I played a little with my FPP Hearts -

The ones for my Memory Quilt - ;))

I have over 60 of them -

And I can’t decide on a layout - ;))

I could applique each of them -
To their own little square -
And deal with them that way -

Or -

I could set them in one giant circle -

Or I could set them in vertical rows -
Maybe with plain alternating rows -
Or alternating rows of 9-patches -

Or in groups of four -
Some would be sideways -
Or upside down -

Or alternating vertical rows -
Again - some would be upside down -

Or in zig-zag vertical rows -

Or in circles -
Which makes star shapes in the middle -

Or in some other vertical variation -

I’d like to come up with a layout -
That would allow me to keep them in chronological order -
A timeline of sorts of the quilts that I have made -
Through the years -

I'd like to come up with a layout -
That would allow me to label them -
Showing the date and name of each quilt -

I’d like to come up with a layout -
That would allow me to add to it -
As I make new quilts -
And new hearts -

I have another dozen hearts made -
But the quilts aren’t quilted yet -
So they’re not technically “done” -
But in my world they are probably as "done" -
As they are ever going to get - ;))

Any suggestions?? - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Frog Quilter said...

From a visual point of view the circular layout are fabulous.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks - I like the circular layouts too - ;))

Quilting Nonnie said...

I agree with Frog Quilter, I like all of the circular layouts. I love the idea of making string hearts from fabrics of each quilt. They are so adorable. What size are they?

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks - my "Hearts" are actually Foundation Paper Pieced - and are about 5" wide and about 4" tall - ;))

I use a Large Crazy Hearts pattern by ABC Patterns - Temecula, CA - but you can use any pattern you want.

I posted all about How I Do It - here -

Stella Nemeth said...

I like the giant circle. I don't know of any way to "label" the hearts on the front of the quilt. You could take a photo of the quilt once it is done and put a legend on the back of the quilt with information about each heart.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Stella - I was thinking that I could applique the hearts in whatever layout and then maybe stitch the date and name somewhere close to each heart using SuzieQ's alphabet stitch mode. But I like the "legend" idea - I'll have to think about that - ;))

Linda J said...

The circle looks cool! For labeling individual squares might be easiest but not as much pizzazz as the other layouts you were playing with.

I like the font adjustment just fine too----my reworked eyes can now read quite clearly from 6 plus feet back even if it is NOT bolded. Commenting, not so much. BUT it is your blog so you do what you like best, LHQ,

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks - I still need to play with it some more - maybe one of these days "it" will come to me - ;))

And I'm glad you like the new font - can't do much about the word verification stuff other than to tell you to keep hitting the little circle thingy until you get one you can read - 'cuz it's my blog and I like it - it keeps the robots and riff-raff from commenting - and I find out who my friends are - ;))


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