Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia Day

Well everyone it is Australia Day long weekend in Australia this weekend. Its meant to be a time of rejoicing and celebrating our countrys birthday. Its a day that families should get out and about togther and have a picinic or something groovy like that.

What will we be doing? Well the other 5 inhabitants of this house will no doubt be planted in computer chairs staring at their computer screens playing WOW. What will I do??? Well think I will sew!

Last weekend I made a design board. I used 4 meters of felt. Cut them into two lengths of 2 meters and sewed the two pieces together. I then put a hem on the top to slide a rod through. THen I placed 3 large cup hooks into the wood part around the doors in my sewing room. I then hung it up there and wammo a design board just like that. When I had finished with the design board i rolled it up and used those blue plastic hook/clips that you put on quilts when quilting. They held the design board really well and that way I got to leave my quilt inside the roll.

Here are some pics to help explain what I am trying to describe!
First one is of the design wall when its rolled up when not needed. The quilt stays inside it.

If anyone is wondering, NO behind those doors is not my stash cupboard! I wish!!!!! Its actually my laundry!

The next pic is of the design wall when its down. The quilt on it is my dissappearing nine patch made from 30's charms squares I got from a good friend Sharon in NZ and some from Lissa in NSW and some from Marg Fulton - no not the cook from QLD. I love my net friends! Thanks heaps girls!

The picture below is to show all my friends at C-R-A-F-T that my sewing desk is not always tidy! Everytime in the past I have sent pics of my sewing room my desk has been tidy, today its not so heres the proof!


Sew Prim Khris said...

Well done the design wall. Some great ideas out there for them. And the disapparing nine patch is such a great way of making the basic nine patch more interesting. Hugs Khris

Vickie said...

wow that looks super KA well done,
cheers Vickie

Sharon-NZ said...

I love it KA, do you have to pin them onto the felt or do they stick there on their own... hmm although I dont have a wall to put one on........Eeeek

sharon - nz

Karen Mallory said...

The design wall looks great KA! I think that is a great place for it. I have a long closet that would work well for one like yours. Maybe I will make one! I do think that your sewing desk doesn't hardly look a mess with that few of things on it! LOL
hugs Karen

Quilterin said...

Great job, KA!
Your disapering nine patch is wonderful. I love the idea with the white. It´s the best solution I´ve seen. It´s scrappy but not only disorder. Great!

Sandy said...

Thanks KA for the design wall idea, I will probably 'tweak' it by using two different colours of felt - 1 dark and 1 light so that it better suits whatever I'm working on.
The other is curtain brackets on the door frame - whatever it is called - above the door.

Your disappearing nine patch is great - I am working on one too at the moment and it is on my blog if you feel like checking it out.