My big design wall news is that I actually (finally!) have a design wall. In all my years of quilting I’ve always made do with whatever flat surface was available…mostly the floor. I have a small piece of batting hung in front of the fabric storage cupboards in my sewing room but it’s kind of a pain because it only holds a few blocks at a time and I have to move it every time I need to get in the cupboards. The house we live in has never been my dream house and it has small rooms that are chopped up with very little wall space anywhere so there isn’t really a place for a permanent design wall. Recently I saw the Cheryl Ann’s Portable Design Wall from quiltaddict.com and ordered it.
It arrived the very next day and I set it up in about 10 minutes. So far it is working really well and I love that I don’t have to get down on my hands and knees to arrange blocks.
The first blocks I used it for were these Turnaround log cabin blocks. The top is now finished, backing and batting cut and it is in the ever-growing stack to be quilted.
Be sure to check out the links at Patchwork Times to see some great design wall projects in progress.
Yay!! for your new design wall. I did the same thing for a long time.. had a design floor. Your log cabin blocks are wonderful. Great quilt!
I had a design wall for a few months once! Your new purchase looks great with those blocks on it. I’ve been thinking of putting up a flannel backed tablecloth like I used to have but would need to rearrange the whole room to get some wall space again. Enjoy!
I love that quilt! I’ve seen this design wall, too, and thought about it, because I just have about a 3 x 8 ft. piece of batting pinned to the bedroom wall. It’s used more as a reminder of projects, and a storage place for pieces I don’t want to lose! I’m glad to hear you like this one. Is it self-supported?