Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DQS8: Fussy Cut on the Design Wall

A few weeks ago I shared the fabrics I was using for my I bravely cut into a few of the fabrics for the fussy cut elements that will be the focal point of the mini quilt. I cut up some of the Kristen Doran chocolate owls on linen and some of the Amy Butler large floral motifs. So here are all the pieces on my new little design wall. The balance of the quilt will come from the pink, chocolate & olive fabrics below...Amy Butler Daisy Chain, Paula Prass & Moda's Cake Rock Beach.

I have been trying to decide what would work best for me in my sewing room/guest room as a design wall. I really have only one wall with enough space and it also happens to be where my ironing board is set up and there is a cold air return near the floor. Looking for just something to work even if just for this project, I found a craft size (36x48) piece of bamboo batting in my stash and pinned it to the wall. Interestingly enough, the Manda Mudd on my wall has enough texture that the batting almost sticks to the wall without the pins.

So do you have any improvised design wall ideas to share? There are many options out there but we all have constraints to our choices; whether space, dollars or both?


KQuiltyBee said...

My design "wall" and potential photo shoot spot is 2 large bulletin boards hinged together and covered in flannel. They can stand up and I can get quite a bit on them. When not in use, I fold them up and keep them behind a door. If I'm working on a large quilt, I eventually go the bed. Love those owls!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Your doll quilt looks like it is going to be wonderful! The fabrics are gorgeous and those owls are really, really wonderful. I have a portable design wall made of three pieces of some kind of wall insulation thingie. I need to recover mine with new batting so perhaps while it's apart I'll take pictures of how I do it and post on my blog.

mallorymurray said...

Oh I love all of those fabrics, and especially the owls!! Looks like it's time to go fabric shopping for me ... :)

karen said...

My design wall is the living room rug lol and I have to peek into the room to see the quilt spread out - lol bit tight for space

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That should be a gorgeous quilt Karen!
My design wall is a vinyl tablecloth pinned backwards to the wall in the hallway to the laundry room - best I can do with the space I have.