Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Design Wall!

If you look at my July Goals on my side bar you can see I've got a lot of projects in progress... so it feels very good to mark the 1st DONE! on the list.
I followed THIS wonderful tutorial at Oh, Fransson! and I think from start to finish this was a 90 minute project. I bought my 1" foam insulation boards at Home Depot and trimmed 10" off the top (the boards are 8' by 4') to make them fit leaning up against the wall. My scientific measuring method was to draw a line as high as I can reach!
Here is the backside as I'm applying duct tape around the stapled down edges of my Warm & White batting. I'm thinking when my batting starts to get too "thready" down the road I can do a recover with white flannel and extend their life armed with a lint roller.

Now to start filling them up with quilt art! The colorful UFO on the left is my current leader/ender project Arkansas Crossing from the book "Quilts from the Heart" by Karin Renaud. On the other side I just pulled a couple of pinwheel blocks from another UFO in the bin.

I'll be replacing them soon with this UFO which is on my Q3 Goals List. This is an older Robyn Pandolph line called "Folk Art Christmas", the pattern is "Christmas Fantasy" from a 12/2003 issue of McCall's Quilting magazine and I'm determined to have this draped over our sofa come December!
My quilting marathon is underway with this month's 4 UFOs. This is July UFO#4 being basted.
My husband leaves later this morning for a poker tournament in Iowa so there will be LOTS of time spent in my quilting room the rest of the week... I'm still hopeful that I'll score a "Perfect 10" on my July Goals!

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced.


  1. You've put together a really super design wall in a very cost effective way. Lot's of creative space.

    Very cute quilt using the scrappy squares and I can picture some little kid just loving it.

  2. Wow, you've got some great projects going. Enjoy the design walls - it's awesome to have such a large space to work with.

  3. Love the scrappy project on your new design wall. Can you share the name?

  4. What a great design wall, I think I have the same scrappy project on mine, LOL! Have fun with your quilting marathon and I hope your husband does well at his poker tournament!

  5. I laughed so hard when I saw that Folk Art Christmas fabric. I have stockings I started 14 years ago in that fabric line. Maybe we can finish our projects together. Mine needs to start with the seam ripper. The good news is I still love those fabrics.

  6. Oh, it's beautiful .....

  7. What a great looking design board and I like the stuff that you've already put up there to field test it! Good job!

  8. love those blocks on your new design wall.

  9. Wow! I love the colour and design in your Arkansas Crossing! And the Christmas quilt is going to be so pretty.


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