Ok ... it doesn't look like much right now but just follow along here. I've had this idea for awhile ... I needed another design wall where I could stand back and look at a block or quilt but didn't want to 'have' a design wall ... if you know what I mean. I have a couple of them up and while they're funtional, they just aren't cute. And that's what it's all about, isn't it? So I decided that I needed something that would look great when I wasn't using it but could be changed easily when I needed a design wall. With me so far?
Last night I took the evening Sweet Pickins' group around the corner to the hideout so they could see this because I was having a hard time explaining. And a bunch wanted to know how I constructed it so here goes.
I purchased cork squares and 3M Command Strip loop-and-hook hangers. The cork was 12x12". I put them on the wall in a nine-patch configuration with two inches between them. Ok fine. I didn't put them up. Bob did. He loves to use his level. Ok fine. He wasn't thrilled about it either but the alternative wasn't pleasant ...
I went over to Archivers with the assignment of quickly picking one paper line that coordinated so I could make a block. Decided I'd start with a Churn Dash block because it's easy to figure out ... and I was in a hurry. I used the About A Girl line from Fancy Pants but was really torn because I really like Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket. But the store didn't have enough paper so the decision was made. Back at the hideout I took two sheets, cut them diagonally and pinned them to the cork with the tiniest applique pins Clover makes.
Hard to tell but that polka dot paper added next to the strip is stinkin' cute! Excuse the mess on the table ... I didn't clean up. Auditioned a number of pieces for the center but the brown floral just worked best. It's hard to put things on a pink wall ... remember that when you re-paint.
To make it into a design wall, I have a piece of flannel that I can pin up to the cork. See? Always thinking! The cool thing ... I can change to another block any time I want by just cutting up paper. How fun is that?
I love my new wall quilt!!