What I decided to do on my birthday was to make myself a design wall. Truth be told, I've never really seen the need for them. I've always just used my floor and it works fine. But lately I had been envying some sewists with their works in progress sticking up there for a long time while they mull over the design. Sounded like a cool idea.
So, following the directions here I set out to make a movable design wall. I wanted it big, but to be 3 separate panels that would fit perfectly into the corner of my studio I had picked out for it. So I bought the foam insulation but only had one choice of type at my local Home Depot. It was pink but I didn't see the problem in that.
It was a problem. I had to add an extra layer of white fabric underneath so the whole thing looked close to white. Between that and cutting the panels down to size, it ended up taking more than my birthday to complete and wasn't particularly inexpensive.
Then I brought them upstairs and realized I was totally kidding myself. I was never going to put these away in their intended corner. Right now they're still set up in the hall area outside my studio and this is 3 months later. They're not going anywhere...at least not very often.
They are pretty cool and the blocks I have on there now are from my first ever online Bee - The Busy Bees. It's fun to play around with them and nice to really be able to step back. But let's be honest, the same effect could have been achieved by tacking a big piece of batting to the wall whenever I need it. And it would have saved me a lot of headache. Live and learn.
Two other notices:
The Modern Mix blog tour is still going strong. See the list on the last post and don't miss your chance to win a copy and learn some funny stuff about me...
We're finally going to have a New Jersey chapter of The Modern Quilt Guild. Hoo-ray! See the fancy new button on my sidebar?? If you're in the area stop by our new blog and find out about how to join in the fun.