Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On the Wall

To save my sanity, today is not Win-some Wednesday.  I have to catch up first.

I constructed a make-shift design wall yesterday.  I truly need to figure out a more permanent solution.  Ideas anyone?

Anyhow.  All the blocks are made and up on the wall.  I took this photo at 7am, so it's a little dark.

On the wall
The blank spaces will be filled in by applique blocks and the teenie me's go in the border.
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28 comments:

KristyLou said...

Very cool. I will be interested in seeing the final product.

jabeybaby said...

Love it!

Amber said...

they are beautiful - looks like stained glass panels!

Caro said...

Beautiful blocks. I use a flannel covered 4 x 8 sheet of styrofoam. Works like a charm.

Jenny said...

i like the blocks ALOT!

DianeY said...

Love it! It looks like a stained glass window!

Annette said...

I do like it! A lot!

nicolette said...

Did I hear applique...??? Oh boy it will even look better than it already does!

A permanent design wall. I use some panthangers and a piece of molton.
I guess you will need some space for that a permanent wall. I’ve seen solme softboard walls, covered up with molton or a light coloured cotton, placed in front of a wall or closet.

karenfae said...

like Caro said I have heard a lot of people talk of the flannel cover insulation boards. I have seriously been giving it some thought, I wouldn't be able to leave them out all them time and would have to figure out how to store when not in use, but they sure would be handy.
The blocks are all so nice and bright looking will love to see the design arrangement.

Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Megan said...

That is so cool!

Kim said...

Nice blocks!

I just improved my "design wall". I'd call it a portable model, it can be taken down if I absolutely have to. I bought a bamboo Roman shade on clearance (whee...five bucks!) and used Aleene's spray tacky glue to attach flannel to it. Now, my "wall" is hanging up in my basement room without benefit of an actual wall to lean against. Flannel worked ok, but the blocks' grip would loosen and it looked shaky. I found out accidentally that poly fleece works better! So I pulled off the flannel and glued on the fleece instead. And it's working great! The fleece is the stuff that Jo-Ann's puts on sale half price all the time. I can send you a photo of it if you'd like.

Charity said...

The block looks stunning. I'm anxious to see it put together.

Sarah said...

Yes I do! It looks just like a stained glass window all see through like that. It's going to be a wonderful quilt when finished.

Manda said...

Beautiful!

Katherine said...

Love it!

Terriaw said...

Yes, I like it! Love it, actually! Such a cool project. I think those mini me blocks will be perfect in the corners.

Jackie said...

Very nice!! It looks like stained glass!

Lee Ann said...

There are many, many ideas for design walls out there. I made one not too long ago when I need it to be 1) somewhat portable and 2) frugal.

http://theunfocusedlife.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-design-wall-for-quilters.html

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! It looks like stained glass- is it hanging in front of a window?

My design wall has been up for a few years now and it's simply (thrifted) flannel backed plastic tablecloths turned backwards and tacked to the wall. I think they are usually only about $3 at Walmart. I think I paid 50 cents.

The only thing that threatened to take it down was our cat (before he got declawed). He would literally climb to the ceiling and tear holes in it.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's looking gorgeous Anina! I just have a plastic tablecloth tacked to the wall backwards. I see the last commenter Lisa said this too!

Gari said...

Your blocks look like a stained glass window. Beautiful!

Thimbleanna said...

Love it -- they look super Anina!

greetingarts said...

Oh, *like* doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about this quilt-to-be! Fantastic. And my favorite quilts are the ones that mix applique with piecing. So great!

Truffle queen said...

The blocks are absolutely beautiful! As for a design wall - I use a sheet of insulation board (1" wide) (you can purchase at any home improvement center) - covered with flannel. It's very lightweight so you can move it out of the way and/or closer to the machine when you're ready to piece!

Whosies said...

no help on the design wall- i have attic slanted things that don't like flat quilts at all!
can't wait for that BOM.

Amanda said...

My first impressions was of a church window too! They are lovely - with applique too! They will be awesome!

highwaycottage said...

Wow, these blocks are just stunning !!!

Robin said...

So cool!!! Since my design wall is a chunk o' flannel pinned to my wall, I don't think I can offer much advice. :P