Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My New Temporary Design Wall

This is my new (temporary) design wall.

As my regular readers know, I have moved (temporarily) to my old dining room
 sewing space as my sewing room is occupied by one of my sons.
  I do not mind sewing in our living area, but apparently 
I became very spoiled by having had my own space where I was able to "spread out."   

So ... I seem to be extending my sewing space further by branching into the adjoining living room.  

I am now calling this quilt in the making
"Anything Goes With Gray"
in my head.

One of the things I liked most about my sewing room was that I was finally able to set up a temporary design wall and this was so useful that I had been making sewing room improvement plans to make a permanent design wall.

I now cannot sew without some kind of design wall.

So with the help of my hubby I made a new temporary one by putting a large piece of batting over our big entertainment wall bookcase in the living room.

Yes, there is a television behind these
I had to play catch-up on these blocks, which I am swapping with my quilty bestie,

These are my February, March and April blocks.
I shall actually be ahead for once!

I really need my design wall for these blocks ~~~>

Here are some of the other blocks.
I really have  a difficult time stopping myself when my
 "30 minutes a day of sewing for me time" is up
when I have these fabrics in my hands.
I have so many projects to catch up on that I have to keep to my self-imposed limit
so I can get everything accomplished.

I will get this spring quilt done.

And Spring Will Come ... soon, I am hoping. 

This has become my focused 

and is a big item on my

I have a new addition to my bucket list ~~~~>

A 60 Degree Triangle Quilt has been on my quilty bucket list for a long, long time
and this fun quiltalong was just the incentive to get it off my "To-Do" list
and onto my "WIP List."   A small step in the right direction.

Sew I have many happy projects to choose from
when I sit down in my happy sewing place.

... just keep sewing ...

Linking up with ...

The Sassy Quilter

Berry Barn Designs

The Tilted Quilt

What are you working on today?

I am always looking for more quilty inspiration.



  1. That makes a great design wall and the X&+ blocks are looking fabulous.

  2. Pat, I love how "Anything Goes with Gray" looks so far! It feels really warm and fun : ) Glad you were able to come up with a temporary wall - I have a flannel backed tablecloth tacked up in my sewing room - easy, cheap, and can be rolled up with the fabrics inside. Definitely once you get used to having a design space for layouts, it's hard to go back!

  3. Looking great!! I'm going to make a design wall when I get back to Cape Breton.

  4. Love the colorful projects you are working on at your house!!!
    I signed up to sew along with The Sassy Quilter, too : )

  5. Great idea on the design wall! I really just need to hang up some batting and start using one of my blank walls haha! Love those blocks :)

  6. Congratulations on making the best of your space to be creative. Your quilts in progress look fabulous. Creative Stitching Bliss...

  7. I agree, you get use to a design wall. I use flannel for mine. I love you friendship blocks. Such great colors you ladies picked. You are one very busy lady. Enjoy!

  8. I agree with you about design wall. I don't have a big one now because I sew in a attic room that has been finished into bedroom and doesn't have any straight walls higher then four feet. I have a flannel board I use. Love your blocks for your swap the colors are beautiful.

  9. Looks like your design wall post was a big hit in our circle! And I agree, love your Anything Goes with Gray.


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