Monday, May 7, 2012

My Design Wall holds Yankee Doodle!

I really love having a design wall!

It's encouraging to see a big project grow from its baby steps to a full-grown project. This is the beginning of "Yankee Doodle", a design by Jo Morton that is part of Little Women Group 11. I will be encouraging our group to start the project this month, and lay out the steps they can take each month to move the project along.

Another thing that a design wall does is to help you see where some changes could improve the design. See the star/circle block in the lower left corner? I decided that it didn't have enough contrast, so I have replaced those blocks with a different choice of fabrics.

I'm going to offer 3 or 4 choices for the center block. Jo's design has a star made of small (3/8") buttons or yo-yos. They could use a fabric star (like I show here) or even insert a pieced star--as long as it is 6" finished. 

I'll keep you updated on my progress, in the meantime, what's on your design wall? I'd love to see!

Till next time, keep stitchin'


  1. Hi Mary - thank you so much for popping in to visit my blog. I'm excited that you're joining the Christmas Through the Year club - can't wait to see your finish.

    Your blog is set for 'no reply' so I couldn't reply directly.

    In Friendship!

  2. Love it. I need to get mine started!

  3. nice idea.. thanks for posting.