Friday, 6 November 2009

Design wall

I have wanted a design wall for ages, to save the crawling round on the floor and consequent threads and mess on the carpet situation. However, despite having bought a lovely piece of white flannelette from John Lewis last year, I didn't get any further. Now I have been moved into the study, there is a lovely blank wall behind the door, which prompted me to nip down to the DIY shop and buy a piece of scrap moulding (50p - bargain!) to hang the fabric from and get DH to knock a couple of nails in the wall to hang the whole thing on.

My design wall may not be fancy, but it certainly does the job. Here is my Christmas Lights mystery quilt revealed in all its glory hanging vertically. (Can you spot the block on the right which I'll have to unpick? There's always one which wriggles about as you're sewing it!)


Joyce said...

A design wall is the best thing a quilter can have. I wrapped my flannelette around two 4x8 pieces of styrofoam insulation. That way I can use pins when the blocks get heavier and don't want to stay stuck to the wall. I can even pin up a whole quilt for picture taking. I screwed the whole thing to the wall.

Contented Caroline said...

Wow, that quilt looks stunning - impeccably pieced too, I know it'll look great when it's completed. A design wall is great and really allows you to see any errors.

Gina said...

I'm jealous. I would love a design wall but I just haven't got the room for one

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fantastic...both the quilt and the design wall! :o)

Julie in the Barn said...

Your design wall is exactly like mine, scrap molding and all. What a great tool, huh? Your Cristmas Lights is really looking good (except for the little boo boo.)

Barb said...

it wonderful, great colors!
leave the block - I didn't notice anything.