Friday, May 31, 2013

design wall

Welcome to finish it up Friday! I've got no finish for today....but I did get up my design wall hung up. I'm very excited!
I've been without a design wall for several months (because our house was on the market) and boy did I miss it! It's so wonderful to have it back. I've noticed that I don't really use it for designing exactly, but it's more like a block storage apparatus. I sit and stare at it and let the ideas percolate. It also acts an ever changing wall of artwork. I LOVE it!!!

Making a design wall doesn't have to be a big project at all. I use a king size flannel sheet tacked up on the wall with push pins. Easy peasy...and inexpensive, too! This wall just the right measurement for the sheet. Perfection! It's over half full...which tells me I'd better get busy and get something (anything) finished! :)

How about you? Do you have a finish to share? If so, please link up! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday! Hope you have a great weekend!

32 comments:

Kat said...

So many cool blocks on your design wall! I am especially loving those thin stacked string blocks on the left and the improv blue and green blocks on the lower right. Can't wait to see what they become!

Kelly Young said...

love your design wall! you have so much going on! Thanks for hosting Finish it Up Friday once again!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Megan said...

I love a busy design wall! Can't wait to see what all this turns into!

Beth said...

Lots of great stuff in the works on that wall!

tubakk said...

Your designwall is so cool. May be I should hvae had one myself?

Snowcatcher said...

Thanks for keeping this going even though your life has been so hectic during the move and resettling. LOVE the design wall and several of the cute little WIPs on there!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love my design wall too. Yours is beautiful, by the way. And woohoo! I can finally link something to finish-it-up Friday!!

Ali said...

I just started a blog and timed it so I could join in with your Friday Finish slot! I love your work.

Julie Pickles said...

I love how my design wall adds some color to my room too! I really like those two star blocks at the top, what a cool pattern they'll make when put together!

karen said...

Your design wall looks great!! I love using a design wall too, usually it's for the actual desgin process, but it also ends up being a convenient block storage.

treadlemusic said...

I just completed hemming 4 pr of jeans short for my son but I don't think I will post about that!!! LOL! Your design wall is awesome. Mine is a flannel backed vinyl that is hung from hooks in the grids of my suspended ceiling. It's just in front of some shelving. No wall space suitably empty/big enough. Glad you're getting back some of the needed items! Hugs, Doreen

Carie said...

It looks wonderfully inspiring! And as I've finally finished my silk quilt I can at last join in the linky - yippee!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

No finish for me, but I did get a chance to catch up on your moving posts. Sounds like you are settling in. I'm in my middle of a commission quilt for my sister - a lot of work. No sewing today though, Audrey and Vincent are here and I've got hugs that need giving.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I posted a baby quilt finish....have 4 tops in the works from a retreat a couple weekend ago!

Marianne said...

I love the design wall. I need one of them. It looks like you are settling in fast.

Annie said...

You must be feeling like home now that's up

Bethe said...

Ok, dumb question, but how do you attach your blocks to the flannel sheet? Safety pins? I'm about to have my first baby and think that my current tactic of leaving my mess all over my studio floor won't mesh well with a crawling baby. Just asking for trouble!
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amandajean said...

Bethe,

That's not a dumb question at all. The blocks just stick to it....much like a flannel graph. It's really kind of fun! My kids (especially my daughter) love to use it to design too.

Hope that helps!

AJ

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Love the sewing machine blocks!

ms lottie said...

My design wall seems to be a storage area like yours too. When it gets too full I need to finish something! But I couldn't be without it, that must have been hard for you for those few months.

Rosa said...

Love your wall!

ZeedleBeez said...

I love your wall! It's a piece of art in itself. I have an inspiration bulletin board that is overflowing. Time to expand!

Marie said...

LOVE seeing everything on your design wall, and what a great idea for one. I've been wanting to make one with Styrofoam panels but this just sounds so much easier. Thanks so much.

Mrs. Kost said...

Hi I am one of your oldest fans from the hostile yellow wall days. I am trying to connect. It's erin870 at msn.com

DaiseyJayne.com said...

I made a little design wall and I love it! Your's is gorgeous, fine art!

Anne Heidi said...

Your designwall is really a work of art! Love those sewing machine blocks!

Maja said...

I couldn´t do without my desigwall.
Yours are so inspiering!
Thanks for hosting finishing up friday.
Kram//Maja

Karen said...

Yay for the design wall! I have a peice of wadding hung up on the wall for mine. I love the little sewing machine blocks you have up there :o)

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Kathy said...

treadlemusic, I love your idea of a flannel backed tablecloth. I just may have to do that myself. Nice and inexpensive!

Annemieke said...

It is so much fun to see your design wall! At the moment I cannot use a permanent one because I don't have a special sewing room but I cannot do without it at all. It makes me happy when I walk in and see all those things. I like those sewing machines! Nice to see your house becoming a home to you and your family.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Nanette Merrill said...

Your machine quilting is really lovely. This is a darling quilt.