Friday, April 6, 2012

Quilt Top Finished

I finished this quilt top in just the nick of time to show at our NYC Metro Mod Guild meeting last Saturday.  Hooray for a "deadline" to give me the extra push I needed to get it finished!

In making this quilt, I hung a temporary design wall for the first time.  The only space big enough was my entryway.

It created a little chaos to have it there, but it was so helpful to be able to see the whole thing at once from a distance.  Now I love seeing the finished quilt top hanging there every time I walk down my hallway.

Do you use a design wall?  Where does it hang?  Any great temp design wall suggestions?


  1. What a beauty Andrea.
    Yes, I have a sort of temporary design wall. It is a vinyl tablecloth thumb tacked to the wall behind the door in my laundry room. Problem is I can only back up 4 ft. from the wall to look at my design. Not quite idea, but that's what I have.

  2. Very contemporary.

    You might try this

    Kind of pricy but it does disappear.

  3. What a jazzy looking quilt! Looks so improvisational but it hangs together wonderfully.

    Design wall~~~I have a movable design wall that works for me. A wide piece of flannel with a rod pocket sewn at the top, which holds a long wooden dowel. Screw eyes on each end of the dowel are attached to heavy fishing line. I hang it from S-hooks which fit over a picture-rail molding which is permanently installed all over my house.

  4. Beautiful quilt! I saw it on the Mod blog and gave a "hoop" for you. I love how you've let the blocks spill into the border. Very effective.

  5. it looks fantastic, Andrea! I love how the pattern spills out into the borders. so fun!

    i LOVE my design wall. it's not temporary, but mostly permanent. my hubs gives me a hard time because i use it for block storage rather than for designing, but it STILL is one of my favorite tools ever.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!


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