Today we’re taking another peek inside of Mom’s sewing studio, this time at her design wall. To make the board she went to a home improvement store and got 2″ foam insulation board that measures about 4 feet x 7 feet.
A note about the color of the flannel she uses. A few years ago at one of the AQS Paducah shows we attended a lecture by Kaffe Fasset in which he talked at length about how he uses a design wall. One thing (amongst other tidbits of quilty knowledge!) that we took away was the concept of using a flannel sheet that was a neutral color but was NOT white! And he’s right! It’s so much easier to see blocks and colors on a neutral like this olive drab.
Val's Quilting Studio
We did the exact thing but I use a cream color….
Interesting. I love my white design wall because the blocks blend.
Hmmm. I'd never heard that about color before. Good to know! I'll be setting up my first design wall soon. http://www.quiltartbymegan.com