Monday, December 19, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Here's what's on the wall today.



I'm participating in the Iron Quilter Challenge at The Missouri Quilt Company and this is what I''ve made using two charm packs of Summer Breeze by Sentimental Studios for Moda Fabrics. Ignore the yellow fabric that looks like a border. That's the fabric that I want to use as backing and I'm checking to see if I have enough. I don't want to have to buy more fabric and I think that with creative piecing this will work. The quilt's kind of small, about 50" x 60" or so and it shouldn't take me long to finish. Of course since the challenge deadline is December 31st I really don't have much time to wait to finish this up now do I?

As much as I like this quilt, the really exciting thing about today's Design Wall Monday is the design wall itself! Up until this past week, my design wall measured about 60" x 76". Here's a link to a picture of the original design wall construction. Of course I quickly found out that even though that was great, I like making larger quilts and needed to add width to my wall. Here's a link to my solution - design wall "wings".

Well, there's an update. Jack, my wonderfully supportive husband built some sturdy, removeable wings and now my design wall has the ability to extend to 96" wide! AWESOME!!!



I have not added the batting to the wings yet, but that will happen soon. The wings are removeable, which I really like. Here's a view from back side of the wings. The cross bars hold the wings and give them stability. When not in use, they are stored behind the orginal design wall. The wings themselves are stored next to the original wall and are not in the way. YEAH!!



Here's a picture (partial view) of the back side of one of the wings. Do you see the brackets?



I'm so luck to have the space for this and a husband who "gets" what I do!

Check out what other quilters have on their design wall today. Go to Judy L's Patchwork Times.

5 comments:

Kare said...

Love the quilt - wish I could participate, but that will have to wait until our return!

scraphappy said...

Great design wall. Those wings will sure come in handy for big quilts.

Quilty Conscience said...

This quilt is so pretty! Maybe I need to think about something in blues and yellows. Thanks for the inspiration. Toni

AnnieO said...

Beautiful quilt--love the blue and yellow together. Hope you meet your goal! Clever idea and definitely lucky you to have a DH to help you think creatively for solutions.

pat sloan said...

Great quilt and super great wings for your wall! That is a perfect solution.