My Design Wall is up and it is awesome! It’s been a while since I had a design wall, probably three years now, and all quilters know that it is a very handy thing to have. You know you have a good design wall if there are threads all over it….
Oh, you can’t see the threads on this pic, can you? Trust me they are there!
A few minutes after it went up on the wall it was in use, with blocks I had been working on in April when I was in Arabia:
You can’t tell on the photo, but those blocks are big – 18″! It’s going to be the biggest quilt I’ve ever made.
And then a few days later my friend Heather came around to get inspiration on how to put some blocks together. She said she’d looked at them so often that she just couldn’t see what to do with them anymore. I know what that’s like, don’t you :
We decided to arrange the big and little blocks as above and sew 2 1/4″ squares in a little checkerboard pattern as a filler. Heather went home a few hours later inspired to finish it… sometimes all it needs is a few heads and a design wall 🙂
Design walls don’t have to be a certain size or screwed to a wall. Here is a great post from Martingale with 9 ideas for design walls, some of which I have used in the past:
Do you have a design wall and what is it like? If you have posted about it in the past, just link to it in the comments, I’d love to see it!
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