Sunday, August 14, 2011

I Am Now a Real Quilter

It seems as if every "real" quilter has a design wall. I read a lot of quilting and sewing blogs and they always seem to casually mention "using the design wall to check color, placement, scale, etc." We were at Menards the other day, making our usual deposit of cash, and I steered Carl to the insulation isle. There we selected a fine piece of foam stuff and crammed it into the Honda for the trek back to the cabin. Carl screwed it to the wall with four screws and four washers. Presto. A design wall. I didn't cover it with flannel, I just stuck the blocks up there with pins. Seems to work okay. I guess if I want to make a big quilt I will have to stare at half of it at a time on the wall. I hope it is symmetrical and I can save that second pinning and staring. Jerilynn


  1. I really like having one...mine is flannel on a wall behind a door. I can leave things on it and come back with "fresh eyes" or take my glasses off and get the 'squint eye' view. Congrats on the new addition!

  2. A flannel or felt covers makes a huge difference and will prevent the board from breaking down with continued pin use. I can't imagine creating now without my design wall.