Design Wall Fail

May 29, 2012

I’ve been sewing away on my kids’ quilts… I just love the way they are turning out, but when it came time to lay out the blocks, the floor wasn’t cutting it.  I couldn’t see it well, so I decided to make a design wall because, you know, all the cool quilters are doing it.  I had some cheap batting someone gave me long ago and decided to use it.  Well, it did the trick, but it doesn’t hold the blocks up well.  Sad face.  I had to use pins… with good batting you don’t.  So, I assume I’ll eventually bite the bullet and buy the good stuff to go on the wall.  Until then, this is how the pink one’s quilt is coming along.

Fun, right!  I actually sewed all the rows together today, so I should have a finished top to show you soon.  I also finished all of the blue one’s squares.  They will be headed to the design wall later.

I also had a graduation party to go to this past weekend.  I made this for the graduate.  I may have to make one for myself.  Tutorial here.  It was really easy to do, but I think I’ll try a thicker wire next time.  This was a little flimsy.

I’m enjoying getting the creative juices flowing again!

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2 Responses to Design Wall Fail

  1. Stephanie on June 17, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Great quilt!
    I use white fleece on my design wall and it works perfectly. Flannel is also good (and cheap!) but fleece works better for me. It’s probably less expensive than batting? Good luck, hope you find the right fit for you.

  2. Amber on May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The quilt is beautiful!! And yes, bite the bullet and get some Warm and Natural at Joann’s – it’s on sale online – it is so worth it and they stick up there no problem!!

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