Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday - I have a design wall!

It has been a long week.  A few nights ago my son developed croup and has since infected the rest of us with a yucky virus.

I did manage to get half of my design wall put together and I finished a few blocks from my Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt.  The quilt is going to be queen sized so I am making 64 blocks.  That is 640 little half square triangles.  So. Much. Trimming.
Even though my sewing room is a pretty good size, it kind of has a weird layout so there isn't much wall space (there are 4 doorways, including a giant sliding glass door).  My plan is to have two halves of a design wall that I can put together for big projects.  I made this using Elizabeth's tutorial, though I did use a gray flannel sheet instead of batting.

One thing that I did not anticipate when putting this together was that the foam insulation was about 2" taller than my ceiling, so I had to take the sheet off, cut the insulation down and put it back together.  But I am loving having somewhere to hang my blocks so it was well worth the effort!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

21 comments :

  1. Pretty blocks. I have piece of batting on the wall since Sunday and I love it. Enjoy yours!

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  2. Love your blocks! Did you use a fabric line?

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  3. i really like the color scheme of your blocks. striking but not too in your face. i hate trimming HSTs though. i feel for you.

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  4. What a pretty project to decorate your new design wall with! I have 2 like you are planning and LOVE them. So motivating to get those blocks up there!

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  5. yay, how wonderful. Design walls make quilting so much more enjoyable. And your blocks look absolutely amazing.

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  6. Love those blocks!! And YAY design wall!! Good luck with all that trimming. Ugh, just thinking about it makes me shudder. I hate trimming.

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  7. Yay for design walls! Your rocky mountain puzzle blocks look really great. For some reason the colours make me think of Southern California - seems very appropriate in your new location. I am also in the throes of a couple of HST projects, so I can totally sympathise on the trimming front. I've ordered a bloc loc ruler to help and am anxiously waiting for it to arrive to see if it lives up to the hype...

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  8. I love having a design wall too (didn't have one at the old house, just used floor space), and love it. Your blocks looks great together!

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  9. My son had croup a month ago and it's not fun. Living your work as usual

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  10. Sorry to hear your sick, but hooray for a design wall! I really need to make one because laying blocks on the floor is just not working lol

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  11. That's awesome Erica! I would be super thrilled to have a design wall too. Love seeing all your blocks up there, and the lucky stars ones look teeny!

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  12. Hope you are all feeling better soon! That quilt is looking fantastic!

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  13. Your blocks are really pretty. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  14. Design walls are awesome aren't they? Your blocks are lovely, look forward to seeing this finished! :)

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  15. I'm currently working on a queen size quilt using HSTs as well... but I determined that I need 1200 of them. The trimming is taking forever!!! And a design wall too -- YAY!

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  16. Gorgeous blocks! We had a croup like bug come through last week too -- so awful. I hope you're all feeling better soon!

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  17. Great blocks.... I love the colour combo just perfect for this time of year. And those little ones down the side are so cute!

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  18. Stunning blocks Erica. Very clever.

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  19. Hope you're all feeling better very soon! Your blocks look fabulous. Oh, for a design wall.....better still, somewhere to put one!!

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  20. I have a space for a design wall in my new house too! I haven't gotten a board yet, just hung some batting on the wall, but Ii like your idea of a sheet when I do get around to wrapping a board. Yay on your new house, too. Congrats!

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  21. so hope you are all feeling better soon!
    Your blocks are super yummy :) and I cannot even get my brain to say 640 hsts!
    Inspiring!

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