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Well, I finally have a quilt I’m working on where, since it’s not a pattern nor are the blocks all uniform, it’s up to me to work on a layout.  Which means I needed a design wall.

As I’m a bit shy on wall space anywhere I’d be willing to install hooks for a portable design wall,  I settled on this one.  I thought it would be a little more easily collapsible with, you know, less assembly required. But oh well – I can make this work.  I ordered it from Connecting Threads.

Pictured is the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt I’ve been working on, with fabrics from Moda’s Basic Grey collection in the Blush colorway.  The first picture is the blocks randomly thrown up there, the second is my final layout (I’ve already started sewing my rows so please don’t suggest alternate designs.  😛  )  My priorities were a somewhat even distribution of color splotches, as well as keeping two particular fabrics off the border edges… the two fabrics that will BE the border.  I love contrast.  Also pictured is the framework support of the design wall.  It’s pretty wobbly, and the cats were banned from front porch access today.  (The porch is fully enclosed and a favorite playground for them.  I’ll give it back to them soon.)

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