Sew New to Me VQB Blocks and a New Design Wall

SNTM Feb Blocks

In the last week I received 3 more blocks! I’m getting really excited about this quilt. I need to get on it and finish the inner blocks I’ll be making – seen here if you don’t remember.

These blocks were sent to me by Lisa of Sophia Aster, Heather of A La Mode Fabric, and Lisa. And do you see how I have them displayed? It’s my new design wall! Ever since I saw Ashley of Film in the Fridge’s GIANT design wall, I’ve really really really wanted one. Ok, so mine is 1/6th the size. But it really works in the space and I think it will be a great place to display ideas while I hash them out.

It was really easy to make. I went to Ikea and bought the largest black frame they sold. I wrapped the plexiglass and backing in a piece of craft sized batting and hung the frame. So easy!

Design Wall



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    Nichole Pyle

    February 28, 2010

    your design wall is a great idea! i may have to do that as well! 🙂

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    Heather { A La Mode fabric }

    February 28, 2010

    this looks terrific!!! 😉

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    February 28, 2010

    Very, very nice! I just put one up this weekend just using a picnic tablecloth attached to the wall. The backside is fuzzy so it works really well – not so nice looking as yours though 🙂

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    March 1, 2010

    Great idea with the Ikea frame…I’m hoping to do this too as our living room floor is not the safest design spot.

    Love those blocks! That’s going to be a gorgeous quilt.

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    Cristin Wilson

    March 1, 2010

    Great blocks!!!
    And the design wall is to die for! I’ll have to remember that next time I go to Ikea. FABULOUS idea!