Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday - New Design Wall! ... and stash report

I think I'll keep up with the combined Design Wall Monday and Stash Report; both link back to Judy L. at Patchwork Times.
I have a new design wall!  The old one was just not big enough to see a whole quilt at a glance, and the string between two nails was not sturdy enough to make it any bigger.  I took a long piece of half-round molding we had in the garage and supported it between the two window frames, 68" apart, with a nail on either end to secure it. 
Then I zig-zagged a few more strips of old batting onto what I already had and staple-gunned the batting to the molding.  It hangs flat and is big enough for Orca Bay, which hasn't really grown much since last week, I've been too busy with other things.  I tend to make almost all bed-sized quilts, and it's a real pain laying them out on the floor when they get too big for the design wall.  Now I have a bit more space to play with.  I did cut a hole in the batting to reach the light switches for my sewing area -- I used to have to reach behind the "curtain".   I'm hoping to get Orca Bay all together soon.

Stash report:

Fabric used this week: 4.15 yards - Sports quilt top and binding for Crumbs
Fabric used year to date: 7.4 yards
Added this week: 0 yards
Added year to date: 0 yards

Net used for 2012: 7.4 yards

Yarn used this week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to date: 414 yards
Yarn added this week: 492 yards (handspun light fingering BFL)
Yarn added year to date: 492 yards (all handspun, not purchased)

Net used for 2012: -78 yards


Rabid Quilter from California said...

A nice, big design wall makes the whole quilting process SO much nicer, doesn't it? Good job!

Mary said...

Way to use what you have and get the wall big enough for the "real' Quilts. Your Orca bay is looking good!

Kate said...

I love how your reds make Orca Bay "pop" so much differently than mine! And congrats on making the design wall big enough. I made mine when I was making baby quilts, and it definitely doesn't fit a decent quilt anymore.