Friday, September 30, 2011

Quilt Wall

Ever since I saw my first picture of a wall covered with small quilts, I have wanted a quilt wall.  I don't have big walls in my house - since I have small rooms and a lot of windows, but I designated a wall in the dining room as my quilt wall.  I made and exchanged lots of small quilts, that I have plenty for a wall.  I bought some sticky product by 3M to attach the quilts to the wall, as recommended by another blogger.  I must have bought the wrong kind, because my quilts kept falling off the wall, even little ones like ATCs.

I then went out and bought applique pins, because another blogger uses them for her design wall, but that seemed too hard for me too. I don't have the strength to push them in the wall, and using a hammer would require coordination to hold the pin and the quilt.

Then when I went to Michaels to buy the scrapbooking paper for a gift, they had this big bulletin board on sale.  I wanted to have the board up for the gathering, so I quickly added some fabric to it. It needs some help tucking the fabric in the frame, but now I have a quilt wall! At some point I will paint the frame. I made the three big quilts on the right side, the rest are exchanges.

I am really happy with it. I like that I can quickly change the stuff on the wall, and add notes, etc.


Michele Bilyeu said...

Very, very clever and cute! How big is that bulletin board?

Gari in AL said...

What a great idea. I have done some journal quilts and am looking for ideas for displaying them. This just might be the ticket. Thanks.

Tanya said...

And I need a design wall too! Sometimes I'd like to just wallpaper the wall in felt! I may go looking for flannel this week... and a big bulletin board.