I used to only love to make small (ish) projects. Finishing something in a relatively short amount of time gave me a great sense of accomplishment. I have made many table runners, table toppers, wall hangings and baby quilts.
My feelings are changing.
I have made just a small number of big projects in the years I have been quilting and they gave me great joy! Recently I completed a beautiful twin-sized quilt and have started another (24 large blocks to complete) and because I really love the fabric and the pattern, I love the making part to. Even though it will take me a while to complete and the borders and binding will drive me crazy, I am thoroughly enjoying the process.
My biggest challenge, though, is where do I lay out the blocks before I put them together? How can I see the big picture?
This is where you, my quilting friends, come in. I need advice and ideas.
Do you have a design wall? How big should a design wall be? What type of material is it made out of? If you don't have the space for a design wall, what do you use? I don't have a spare wall in my home to dedicate to laying out my quilt blocks and materials but maybe I need to think "outside the box".
I welcome all of your suggestions and ideas. Pictures would be great as well... if possible. Links to blog posts that you found helpful would be wonderful! Let the conversation begin.