Jun 19 2017

Design Wall Monday 06-19-17

Well I don’t think that you would be interested in seeing a picture of the jeans I mended yesterday, so how about this?

I took a little bit of a break from Long Time Gone last week and cut the units for Ripples.  There are three rectangles and one square from each jelly roll strip.  I have them clipped together to keep everything organized until the background is added.  Isn’t this going to be a fun quilt?

The directions for the throw size call for a 48 strip jelly roll, but the one I used only had 40 strips.  Since the extra 8 fabric strips were for the half blocks top & bottom, I decided to use a light gray.

Over the weekend all the background strips were cut and pinned in columns.

The quilt is all squares & rectangles, so it is a very easy quilt.  The hardest – well, not hard, but time consuming – part is making sure that the layout is correct.

Everything is nice and organized for piecing the units in each column together.  I plan to use the same quilt-as-you-go method as I used on Rainbow Braids.

This design wall is on a short angled hallway wall.  I use small command hooks with a metal hook for utensils, bulldog clips and a piece of flannel for my design walls.

The command hooks are placed 7″ – 9″ apart along the ceiling edge.  This is also a great way to hang quilts without doing any damage to the walls.  It is also easy to slip the bulldog clips off the hooks, fold up the flannel along with quilt pieces and attach another flannel for a different quilt.

My largest design wall was constructed the same way using a flat flannel sheet from a twin bed set.  I cut down the fitted sheet to size for the newest design wall.

Check out all the other quilt inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


6 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 06-19-17”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Looks like it takes a lot of concentration but will be lovely when done.

    • Marlene says:

      After finishing the LTG quilt top, I wanted something easy to sew without a lot of decisions. I think that Ripples is going to be bright and cheerful and just what I needed before I dive back into my Lincoln quilt.

  2. Roseanne says:

    Hi Marlene,
    I have not tried this pattern before but it sure looks like fun. I love how easily it looks for putting it together. I’ll have to remember this pattern name! ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Marlene says:

      I am already considering making another one using a roll of Oriental fabrics. I like how the pattern lets the fabric take center stage and is easy to cut & sew. Ripples was designed by Cindi McCracken at http://www.cindimccracken.com I think you would enjoy making one – I am.

  3. Susan says:

    Oh, I like that quilt…. Great design wall idea…….

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you. In my old house I actually had a design wall hanging over the closet in the spare room. It was so easy to take it down when I had company, but let me use the space when I didn’t and was a snap to remove after I sold the house.

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