Saturday, October 4, 2014

I HAVE A DESIGN WALL!!!

A design wall has been a top priority of mine since we moved in and now it's a reality!  I am so HAPPY!!!  This will make quilting so much easier.  

Yesterday, we started working on it.  DH did the major grunt work.  We bought 2 panels of insulation which were 4' x 8'.  We had to cut one foot off each panel and then the second panel also had one foot cut off the side, so my total design wall is approximately 7' x 7'.  

After cutting them to size, we used spray glue to stick flannel on one side.  Then folded it to the back and secured it with duct tape.  Thanks so my friend Claudia in Texas, who gave me the instructions!  Most blocks will stick on the flannel, but if they are too heavy, I can also hold them on with pins stuck into the panel.

DH then secured them on the top and the bottom with metal Z strips.  I had to see some blocks on it so I put up my DJ blocks.  


The color of the walls show up good in these pictures.  It's a light yellow.  My window is on the north side of the house and I will also need to add some additional lighting.  One step at a time!


Here you can see the whole design wall which is right behind my sewing machine chair, so it will be very handy.   I still can't show you the whole room, but it shouldn't be too long, I hope.


I have all the furniture that I need in the sewing room now, but I still have more organizing to do and some additional things to hang up before I am ready for the full reveal.   Monday we're taking a short trip to the coast so it will probably have to be after we get back.

In addition, we're trying to get some yard work done and have had some grass seed planted.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

Marsha said...

Your design wall looks wonderful! That is one thing I have no room for so I'll just enjoy seeing yours. Little by little things will fall into place. Enjoy your trip to the coast, what are you going to see?

Janet O. said...

Oh, I am so happy for you. I LOVE my design wall--don't know how I got along without it. I just got mine about 3 years ago. ENJOY!! : )

---"Love" said...

What a great room you are putting together! No doubt you will be spending many hours there very soon! I know you will enjoy the great design wall; wish I had one! Have fun on your outing!
---"Love"

Judith said...

Lucky you! it looks fantastic, if I only had some spare wall.....

Leanne said...

Your design wall looks great, I'm sure that will be put to good use. Are you all settled in now? Its fun moving house, hope you are very happy.

Barb said...

Hooray!! Looks like a great big one - you'll be grateful for it everyday. I know I am with mine

canuckquilter said...

Your design wall looks great -definitely a step or two up from my batting thumb-tacked to the wall! I'm tucking your idea away for a future upgrade. Your Dear Jane block look good up there.

Mama Joan said...

So happy for you. Now that is a gift that keeps on giving. I am still using my portable ones (both about 4' x 8'). Don't have permanent wall space, but they lean just fine!

Karen said...

New beginnings are so much fun, this looks like a major step forward!

andsewon said...

What a wonderful design wall! Sadly I have no room for one like that. I have a small one hung behind door. Well I flannel backed table cloth! Your room is coming along nicely.
Lola

Lori said...

I love my design wall! Wish I would have thought about cutting out the power outlet like yours.

Beth said...

the design wall looks great. I have had a piece of insulation for over a year and it is still just sitting behind the door.
Your room is looking great.