Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Design Board

Hi there, good Thursday evening to all.  I have a new design board, or bulletin board for my sewing area.  I have to confess that I have been pinning blocks directly into the wall for the last four years... ouch it has been hard on the fingers.  So this Sunday I purchased a 4 x 8 foot, 2" foam insulation board and covered it with batting... and it was so nice to just "stick" blocks to the board.  However, the one 4 x 8 board was just not wide enough, so Monday I added another one, covered with batting and now I can very happily report that my fingers are on the mend.  The feature I really like and didn't realize I was missing is that you really can use it as a design area, and change blocks around very quickly... much quicker that all that pinning and pushing. 

I also have finally decided and made progress on the border for the cow quilt.  Should have a looksy ready maybe early next week.  (We are out of town Saturday, dang it... but I'll get my fill of stitching in on Sunday.)  I did go with lots of pink, following Mary Lou's suggestion, and let me tell you we are talkin' PINK!

Here's to the new design board!

You can see the two different boards, as I had two different types of batting stashed away... I'll probably never get around to changing them to match.  And, I am just leaning them against the wall, at least for now. 

Looking forward to that weekend!


  1. Your cow quilt is coming along fabulously! I love that Mary Lou featured it on her blog, too! You Irish gals and your beautiful,beautiful kelly greens..absolutely striking!!!

  2. A design board really can make a difference. I have a small one on the wall behind my machine. The cow quilt is looking good.

  3. Kat, Can you sense my huge grin as I marvel at your herd?!!!! So much fun and I cannot wait to see all the PINK! I love every visit to your blog and I cannot wait for the day when we are quilting-bee partners in real life. Em

  4. I still don't have a D.B. and I'm thinking I should not put this off too much longer. I really like yours and may have to copy it.
    Can't wait to see the pink border around your wonderful herd!