Whether you are taking my online Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Class, or have a stack of Farmer's Wife blocks in your UFO pile (we all have those piles!) ...or working on a quilt with various blocks,
photo collages can be a great tool. There are a number of free online photo sites for making collages. I am familiar with Picmonkey There's a little learning curve...but really quite easy to do.
This collage of 9, let's one see how the first few blocks look together
This next set of 16 shows a good balance of red and aqua, but feels a bit heavy.
With 20 blocks and more white fabrics added into the mix...it's starting to look great...just needs 5 more blocks for our desired total of 25. This is a good time to decide if a repeat of certain fabrics should be introduced and a shuffle of the blocks so all the lighter ones are dispersed more evenly
Here's the final 25....now the fun of picking out sashing, cornerstones and a border!
Set your collage as your desktop...this gives a great perspective for making color/fabric decisions!
Speaking of upcoming classes...
Class Two, along with a table runner pattern, will be available Monday February 3rd.
Have you seen our Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Flickr Group? Click the button on my sidebar to visit or join!
Let's make 2014 the year to FINISH this amazing quilt!!
If you'd like to begin this quilt journey...below is a link to purchase
Laurie Aaron Hird's book, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.