Here's what's on my design wall today. I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times, where you can see other inspiring design wall projects.
This is the upper half of a project that my friends in Piecing Group have been stitching for me for 5 go-rounds. The story of this project is here. It's entirely hand pieced. We've been working on it since 2007. It's finally far enough along that when the girls were here for our meeting last week, we put the finished rows on the wall so they could see what they've been working on for me.
Vickie Welsh over at Field Trips in Fiber is hosting The REAL Studio Tour, about studios we really work in vs. magazine show spaces. Check out everyone's favorite non-traditional quilting tools there this week.
I love my sewing room. My favorite tool is the design wall, which as you can see is HUGE, 96"w x 90"h. DH made it for me from two 1" thick foam core boards which he attached to the wall, with a cut out for the outlet. Then I used a 3-yard cut of wide flannel backing, sprayed the panels with spray-baste adhesive, smoothed the flannel over the panels, and tucked it in around the edges with pins.
My favorite non-traditional quilting tool is this:
When I stand on the top step I can reach the top of the design wall. DH decided I needed one of these and he proclaimed it quilting equipment when he bought it for me. (It was actually only about the cost of two yards of fabric.) I also stand on the steps a lot when I take photos, especially tabletop photos where I need to shoot directly down on the fabrics or blocks. I love my stepladder. DH was pretty smart, don't you think?