I am a planner when it comes to making some of my quilts. Many of my miniatures have intricate color placement which requires a lot of planning ahead. The next quilt that I am planning is light to dark grey hand dyed gradations. So that they are placed right each color has to be numbered. I made a large map of where the color goes because the blocks will be too small to write them in.
Anyway, I was trying to think of an easy way to handle my fabric to keep it all straight. I came up with this idea
I also have a little portable design wall. It has an easel back and covered the board with cork and covered it with a layer of batting. I figure if the blocks don't want to stay up by themselves, at least I can pin them to the cork.
Hopefully I can get started by the weekend. It is going to take a while. This time, I am going to keep track of the time spent working on this quilt so when people ask (as they always do) how long it took to make, I will be able to tell them.
I have a final design in mind.. time will tell what it will look like in the end. I always write in a journal as I go along, ideas, and thoughts of doing things differently. It is nice to look back at later. It always makes me chuckle as I invariably write something along the lines of "what the heck was I thinking?"
I doubt this will be any different.