Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's on your design wall?

This is what is on mine:

Another scrappy quilt! This time in blue. I was thinking about doing it as a class for the quilt shop, but might just do it as a mystery. One week we'll make the components and if they don't finish, they can have them done by the next class, then the quilt will be revealed and they can put the blocks together... hmmm...call it a scrappy mystery :)

Here's the story behind my design wall. We designed our house, but when designing the quilt studio, I had all my storage space mapped out, but didn't even think about a design wall. I'd stick batting up on the wall, but there was never enough room for the quilt or I couldn't stand back far enough. My husband came up with this brilliant idea. We hung a cheap plastic shade over the closet door and pinned batting to it. When I need to get in the closet, it just rolls up! It was the perfect solution to my dilema :)

8 comments:

Zlaty said...

Good idea for scrappy mystery Kathy!

Happy sewing!

Zlaty

call me crazy said...

Thanks for a great idea! I have been using a tablecloth on the floor~ I'll have to look into shades. ;-)

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

Great idea for a desgin wall.

Love the quilt

Kare said...

I love the quilt on your design wall, it's gorgeous!

Linda said...

That is a beautiful quilt you have started. And quite the ingenious design wall.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great idea for a design wall!
And also a great idea for a mystery class!

GARI said...

I find it hard to devote a whole wall to being a design wall when what I also need is more storage. Right now I am trying to figure out how to have both in my narrow space.

Suze said...

What a wonderful design wall idea. I will keep that in mind.

What is the name of the pattern for the quilt you have on the design wall?