Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Post Script on the Sewing Room

another view of the sewing room

For those who read my previous post about my new sewing room, Out of the Darkness Into The Light, you may be interested to see the opposite side of the room where the design wall is now complete. That is a large piece of quilt batting tacked to the wall with some "orphan blocks" displayed along the top. 

For the uninitiated, "orphan block" is a term used in the quilting world to refer to a single pieced block. It may be leftover from a quilt or a test project that never got incorporated into a full-sized quilt. Most quilters have them, so I chose to display some of mine, rather than hide them in a box.

A design wall is extremely helpful when determining the layout for blocks or quilts and is so much easier on the body than laying them out on the carpet. Now that the furniture is all moved in and everything is put in its place, I look forward to a new project and pieces will be laid out on that flannel. It's a fun process.


  1. You rock, Barbara...I love the space. Have a beautiful day, friend.

  2. You have a beautiful place in which to be creative and productive! Jealous!! :)

  3. The design wall is a fantastic idea! Absolutely better than crawling around on the floor. Are you living in your new space most of the time now? It really does look fantastic.