Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I have a new Design Wall.
You remember that I'm trying to sell my house, and the design wall my hubby made was foam core nailed - with huge nails - to the wall. Well, that come down this week and the holes were patched and the whole thing painted... by my hubby, seen here hamming it up.

He did a wonderful job, you can't see the nail holes even when you know where they were!
I'd buy this house!

But, please don't think I have no place to design... (Oops! double negative...)

Foam core leaning with some Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks from several years back.
I've shown them before...
Some patterns for the next paper piecing project. I'm making potholders for some of my peeps.
Above is a new "I love you" hand in the works.
Oh, and this occurred this week. A hole. I picked the flowers for a backing on a H2H quilt, and had to add some extra fabric... did not notice that there was a big dip cut out of the middle edge of the flower fabric. Noticed that while sewing together. What to do?
See the hole is quite big.
To the rescue.... a little paper pieced apple core, fray checked and zig zag stitch and now it's a whole.
 All for the backing to this....
 This is the quilt with the apple core on the back. I pin basted on my dining room table. It was easier on my back than putting it up on the design wall (now nonexistent) and stitching the basting. Since then I've done some straight line stitch in the ditch, but I don't like it... Gotta do the yellow with yellow, and redo the blue, too. So there is some ripping out in my future. You know I'm putting that off.
Sew that's what I'm up to... How about you? What project occupies your mind this week? Our neighborhood has a parade of school kids on the 4th...
Oh, and Shay (in Australia) of  Quilting in my Pyjamas and I are having a giveaway and showing off our ineptness at FMQ on posts from Thursday through the Fourth... You will want to come back and see that.
Sew Hugs to you all - especially if you got this far down in the reading.


  1. Very creative repair job on the quilt back. I use foam core boards as design walls. They lean against the bookcases, or, at the moment, against the linen closet door on the landing.

  2. I like your solution to the hole in the backing Terri - very creative !

    I keep meaning to have Mr. P make me a design wall...but I have no idea where I'd put one.

    Im equal parts excited and terrified about our plans this week .

  3. Excellent job on the wall! Professional quality.
    Good idea for a portable design wall. I'm still using a design floor. Gotta do something about that.
    Hope your house showing went well. I sooooo enjoyed talking with you and your husband on the phone this weekend.

  4. Ineptness in quilting? I might be queen of that parade and put you and Shay in the dust! I like your creative fix for the hole in your backing. I know that quilt will be the apple of someone's eye!

  5. What a great fix. I will have to remember that. Well done is solving your design wall issue. It is such a pain to try to sell your house and craft at the same time. I am such a messy crafter. At the moment I have more of the donated Debbie Munn fabrics cut for a bigger design, and the foot of another pair of socks to finish. I've been in the garden painting more trellis pink, but haven't finished it yet.


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