Monday, October 01, 2012

Look, it's an actual design wall!

I've been complaining forever that I don't have a suitable place to set up a real design wall. The walls in the sewing room slant. The walls in the rest of the house have doors and windows and furniture. There just isn't a flat surface that's big enough. Unless I put it in the boys' room....not a good idea....

But look what I've suddenly got!

It's actually just a flannel sheet hanging across the three doorways at the end of the kitchen. I can't leave it up for longer than an evening or afternoon, but it gives me a big flat surface to  use when I want to take pictures. I was using thumbtacks to hang the same sheet over the big windows in the living room, but that meant clearing out the kids and waiting for a time of day when sunlight wouldn't give my quilt tops that stained glass look. This is much better! 

The blocks on the wall are for my Hobo Quilt. I need to get to work on this one again. It's been almost a year since I packed the blocks away.  

I did not paint my kitchen ceiling that color. I'm not even sure what that color is supposed to be. You can blame me for the pale green walls. To see more design walls, head over to Patchwork Times.


Allie said...

Yay, that's awesome!!! So helpful to have a large space to lay out blocks, and somehow when they're vertical you can see them better. Love your blocks!!!

Denise :) said...

Yay for you!! I can't leave mine down for more than a day or so, either -- it blocks all my stuff. LOL! Necessity is the mother of invention, non?! :)

Gayle Bong said...

That's great. I wonder sometimes if I could quilt without a flannel design wall.

Catherine said...

I like your wise use of space. My design wall is fleece stapled at the top edge to my sewing room wall. This is a sheetrock unfinished wall so no damage to paint.


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