Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday...


...Really it was Design Bed Sunday. I have finally come up with a workable portable design wall idea.  Now I need to catch someone going to Lowe's or Home Depot.  It won't be a large as I want but right now anything will work better than the bed.  I wish I would have done this before I created this mess.  Back to the design bed!

***edited to say: My design wall plan is to cover a big hunk of the foam insulation with a flannel backed table cloth and lean it against a shelving unit.  


Saturday I posted about laying out the Pineapple Blossom blocks.  Kathy commented that she put sashing between her blocks.  Head smack to me!  I forgot to lay mine out with the sashing blocks.  When you are working super scrappy, you need all the fabrics layed out.  


Sunday was the layout-part 2.  Several rows are now sewn together with the remaining rows pinned all nice and neat, ready for the machine.  Today I will sew more rows, lay them out again for a final check on color placement.  It's so much easier to take a block out of a row than it is to take it out of the finished top. Wish me luck that I find it before the end.

See other fabulous design walls that have linked up to Judy L's DWM.  I love Monday in Blogland.

14 comments:

Annie said...

Judy, I'm anxious to see your portable design wall. Mine is an 8' X 4' sheet of panelling with white flannel draped over it. I can easily move it where I want. I can even lay it across the bed for sandwiching quilts. It works pretty well. I also have a 20" X 8' extension piece when I want a wider work space.

I can't wait to see this quilt all done! The bits you've shown look awesome!

scraphappy said...

Good luck with your design wall. Mine is just a couple of flannel backed vinyl tablecloths that I thumbtack to the wall, nothing fancy, but it works for me. Hopefully the bed isn't the one you need to sleep on.

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Wow now that's a lot of pieces! Your brain must not be addled as mine is, I can't wait to see the finished product.

Since we're all giving unsolicited advice on design walls, mine is a big honking piece of some kind of foam insulation, about 2" thick, with a foil coating, I covered in a sticking material I found at a discount center. It's extra great because it's a design wall as well as a cork board--you can pin stuff to it as well as slap stuff on it. I find that handy when working with a difficult pattern.... not something you ever do. LOL!

Cindy said...

Don't ya just love getting to use up so many scraps? Its gonna be a fantastic quilt. :)

Vicki said...

gorgeous, well, I tend to just pull things out of the stack and sew. It's scrappy and I just go with it. Hmmmm spoken like a quilter without at design wall!!! Looks wonderful even without sashing...but I like it with the sashing better :)

Pokey said...

I like it, so super scrappy! I have one in process from last summer, it got bogged down with a tiny star sashing, you make me want to pull it out again ~
:-}pokey

Sue Daurio said...

What a great quilt! I love the scrappy look. But doesn't it seem like the layout for scrappy takes so much longer? I try to random and not fiddle to much. But fiddle is my middle name. I have the foam board for my design wall. I used two sheets and duct tape to keep them together, then covered. Works like a charm!!

fancystitching said...

Looking great! I can't wait to see a little more with the sashing sewn in. This quilt will really sing!

I took 2 pieces of the foam insulation, duck taped them where they would still fold over. I had to cut a little off the length so it would not be too tall for my ceiling, and covered with a cheap solid flannel I got on sale (using Elmer's glue and duck tape on the back to hold the flannel). I can fold it and stick it behind the dresser when I need to store it, and then open it out and prop it up when I need to use it.

Mary said...

I love my Foam board Design Wall. Covered with flannel is best. No pins needed. I put muslin on mine and wish I'd put the flannel on it now. That's why I go out and use Lynn's whenever I can... I like your pineapple blocks-- so scrappy! Happy Blogland hopping to you!

Quilter Kathy said...

Design bed is looking good...hope you don't have to sleep in it tonight!!

AnnieO said...

Oh, I love Pineapple Blossom all scrappy!!! Wow, it looks great. I made one several years ago in reds and whites with black sashing and it looked great.

Rhonda said...

Judy, you keep me in stitches. love your description of your soon to be design wall. And I love the Pineapple scrappy blocks.

Susan said...

The more I see your lovely quilt the more I want to start one too......

It is really looking great.......

* said...

Oh, Judy, for 5 years I had a 4x8 piece of covered foam board leaning against a set of shelves, right at the entryway of my living room. It worked great, except when there was a wind blowing and the door opened. However, it was wonderful to use tht until I could get an 8x8 wall. And even now it's frequently not big enough.
;-)