ohsewaddictedbrown1It has been awhile since I have posted here on my blog. Admittedly,  I have been in an emotional funk which has somehow prevented creative and/or practical blogging. OK.... I admit it has been more like an emotional train wreck! But I am now on the mend! It is not like I have not been doing any stitching! I have stitched every single day! So over the next few days, I will post about each of the projects I have made progress on in the last couple of weeks. Promise.

I am most excited about my NEW design wall. My son, Tim, was here last night and we finished my design wall.

The wall measures a total of 9 feet wide by 4 feet high. Because of the size of the wall and its domination of the room, it is really difficult to get a great picture. But here is the best we can do:

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Here is a photo of the left half of the wall.

The wall was constructed with 4 rolls of cork that measured 24" x 48". The cork sheets were spread out on the wall... leveled.... and stapled to the wall with the staple gun. I must admit that it was difficult to keep the cork flat as it was in rolls, but we did the best we could.

Then we bought satin ribbon and covered the edges of the cork in ribbon.

In the middle of the two sections of the design wall, I put up four one foot sections of bulletin board. These were attached to the wall with velcro.

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This photo shows the right side of the wall. There are a few minor puckers in the cork and we will stretch the cork a little after it hangs for a few days to remove the puckers.

My ironing board sits in from the the design wall.

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Here is a close up of the bulletin board tiles.

I will be printing photos of quilts and projects that motivate me and I will put those on the bulletin board tiles :)

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Here is another view of the wall!!!

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I love the pink and brown design. I plan to make a new cover for my ironing board in a fabric that compliments my pink and brown design! I will have to shop for fabric for that this weekend!!!

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And one final photo!!!

I think the importance of finishing this design wall is that it motivated me and excites me to continue to work on all of the projects I have going on!!!!

I am sew excited to have a place to pin up all of my current quilt blocks in order to get a really good idea of what the completed quilt will look like!

This weekend I will do another post about the progress on some of my projects and also a couple of new projects that I have started!!! Until then, I wish you all peace while you piece your quilts!

Happy stitching!!!

Carla♥


 

ohsewaddictedbrownThis past week, I did a bunch of random sewing, hemming and mending. I also cleaned up my sewing room a tad and worked on my Birdie Stitches BOM. Unfortunately, I misplaced my camera so the images of the blocks I made will be posted later ont his week.

As you know, I love to participate in charity quilts for good causes. Recently, Rachel at www.psiquilt.com posted about Moda's "Just One Star" project. It is their goal to make 100 quilts in 100 days. The link at Moda's site can be found HERE. The free pattern for the quilt is posted as well! The post on Rachel's blog is HERE.

It's really easy to participate.

Make one star block in red or blue.

Sign your name and indicate where you are from.

Mail it off to Moda!

They do the rest!

"Just one Star" can comfort a soldier. Moda's goal is to receive 1800 star blocks by May 1st. Then they will make the 100 quilts by Flag Day and distribute them to soldiers. Truly a worthy cause!

Here is the block I made!

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I signed my block as requested by Moda.

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I had to make a ♥!!!

I had a little problem with my pigma pen! LOL!

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It was an easy block to make!

You can choose to make it in red or blue!

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I thought the star fabric would suit the block well!

I am glad that I participated in Moda's project and I hope that they reach their goal of 1800 blocks long before their deadline!

I also went to the quilt store last weekend and I saw this lovely quilt hanging in their shop! I stopped in my tracks when I saw this...... breathtaking!!!

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Everyone who reads my blog knows how much I love to do redwork! This quilt is right up my alley!!! I went out immediately and bought the book.

I know that everyone is saying that I really need another project to start! LOL! But I love to stitch and watch TV and I have been doing more stitching than actual sewing at the sewing machine lately.

I have so many other wonderful things to post soon! I guess those will need to wait until the end of the week when I will post my next show and tell!!!

I hope that you all have a happy and healthy week.

Happy stitching

Carla♥

P.S. I will be linking up!

Skip to My Lou - Made By You Monday

Keeping It Simple - Motivate Me Monday

Quiltstory - Fabric Tuesday

Creative Itch - Sew Cute Tuesday

Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent

Sew Much Ado - We Did It Wednesday

Wednesday at Tea Rose Home

AmyLouWho.com - Sew & Tell Friday

Lit & Laundry - Finished for Friday

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! - Confessions of a Fabric Addict

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated (Monday, 21 March 2011 23:49)

 
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