Friday, July 03, 2009

Fireplace Quilt and New Design Wall

I added a small border with a brown batik fabric and I like this better. Now is when I need to decide how to quilt it. My friend Marci thinks I need to do straight lines. I think so too but they need to be tilted a little and not be stitched straight up and down. I will finish this and then try it out over the fireplace. My Husband is dubious about it. We will see......
I needed a design wall and I have gone around and around about what to do. I thought about covering a board with some fleece and hanging it on the wall but this would take up space that I could hang my quilts. I have been taping my Fireplace Quilt onto the closet doors in my sewing room in order to look at it. It dawned on me that this would be the perfect place for my design wall as it is an unusable space for anything else but a closet door.

I had some left over 3M Command Strip hooks and I stuck them to the little border above the closet door and bought some curtain clip rings to hang off the hooks. I then attached the fleece to the rings.

I now have a design wall that I can remove and store or pull aside in order to get in the closet! No more wasted space! I bought some little curtain weights in case I needed to weight it to hold it straight but I don't think I will need them. Problem solved!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Art From Waste!

I have been looking at my "Fireplace Quilt" for several days now. I don't know why I don't just finish it. I bought this brown fabric to make a small border thinking it might help get the look I want. Hmmm.

Anyway, yesterday I sewed together some of the scraps from when I trimmed the blocks for the quilt. I kind of like this. It is very small but I can see framing this piece and not doing anything else to it, leaving the raw edges. Art from waste!