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Thread: CityScapes quilt in progress and design board whine

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    CityScapes quilt in progress and design board whine

    I was so inspired by the design board thread I went to Home Depot and bought 2 not just 1 but 2 4x8 foot foam insulation boards. My car is not 8 feet - so two feet had to be cut off each one, my poor Lulu dog was totally traumatized by all this stuff in her car. Of course I have 9 million yards of fabric and there was a whole bunch of white flannel on the shelf - wrong _ I have to go buy some. How can one have literally 10 tons of fabric, but no white flannel. Yes I am laughing, the dog is napping. I will have 3 design boards when I am done 1 small one and 2 6 by 4- ought to keep me busy.
    Oh, I was telling my daughter about the design board thread and how nice it would be to have one - as I am looking around my studio - there is a small one - it has been so covered with works in progress behind the quilting machine, impossible to get to for so long I forgot I had it.

    I got out the scraps the other day and this is the city scapes I am working on and I think I like it.
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    I think I like it, too. Looks just like a cityscape. Nice work and enjoy your design boards.

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    I went to home depot and bought two of the boards, they cut them in half for me there to fit my car. I put them on the wall length ways one above the other and got a nice big design board.

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    I like it too. And I am giggling about the submerged design board - sounds like my workshop, where the heaps and heaps of materials purchased for small jobs that haven't been done yet cover the other materials purchased for other jobs, that haven't been done yet...

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    LOL that is great! Your quilt is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma58 View Post
    I was so inspired by the design board thread I went to Home Depot and bought 2 not just 1 but 2 4x8 foot foam insulation boards. My car is not 8 feet - so two feet had to be cut off each one, my poor Lulu dog was totally traumatized by all this stuff in her car. Of course I have 9 million yards of fabric and there was a whole bunch of white flannel on the shelf - wrong _ I have to go buy some. How can one have literally 10 tons of fabric, but no white flannel. Yes I am laughing, the dog is napping. I will have 3 design boards when I am done 1 small one and 2 6 by 4- ought to keep me busy.
    Oh, I was telling my daughter about the design board thread and how nice it would be to have one - as I am looking around my studio - there is a small one - it has been so covered with works in progress behind the quilting machine, impossible to get to for so long I forgot I had it.

    I got out the scraps the other day and this is the city scapes I am working on and I think I like it.

    Quite clever. Will this be a wall hanging? Much too pretty to be laid down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Quite clever. Will this be a wall hanging? Much too pretty to be laid down.
    Yes a wall hanging, it is not very big!

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    Excellent interpretation of a city scape. Sandy 64

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    Loving the city scape. I suspect you are not alone in the buried stuff department

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    I have 2 8x4 foam boards together to make a 16x8 design wall and I still run out of room on it! Oh a staple gun will hold the foam perfectly and not make noticeable holes in the wall. Also you can staple the foam board to itself on a wall if you have to cut it to fit.
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    Hooray for your getting new design boards! I love your cityscape quilt!

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    I am wall space challenged in my sewing nook. My DH made me a folding design wall, thick insulation board 2 pieces, cut 6'6" x 4" wide (ceiling fan limits the height), duct taped together. Folded in half, The 4 x 6 design wall leans against a dresser in the nook usually. but as my project grows, I get a 6'6" x 8 design wall when needed (I drag it out into the hallway, no room in the nook).

    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I went to home depot and bought two of the boards, they cut them in half for me there to fit my car. I put them on the wall length ways one above the other and got a nice big design board.
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    Flannel backed table cloths fit in a car a lot easier LOL.... I have 4 hung in my sewing room. 2 of them are taped together and make a great king sized area for my designs..... I use the small black clips for business and the Command strips to hang on the wall. Easy to hang, easy to move, and no holes in the walls.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts View Post
    Flannel backed table cloths fit in a car a lot easier LOL.... I have 4 hung in my sewing room. 2 of them are taped together and make a great king sized area for my designs..... I use the small black clips for business and the Command strips to hang on the wall. Easy to hang, easy to move, and no holes in the walls.....
    I have a wall space issue - the bit of space you see in this pic way behind the quilting machine - not easy to get to is all I have. The rest is fabric bins.
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    Thanks for the pic. This gave me an AHA moment. I am about to redecorate my bedroom, and get rid of the vertical blinds at the sliding glass door. Seeing yours made me think that I can use it in my basement sewing studio to hang a design wall that can be slid back into a corner. Hmmmmm.....new idea in the making.

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    Too funny! I finally dragged my DH to Home Depot to bring my boards home because they won't fit in my car. Hopefully it will be on the wall tonight! I love, love, love your cityscape!! I think I need to make a mini like that. Would you mind?
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    Please feel free and if you google cityscapes you will be amazed at all of the ideas!
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc View Post
    Too funny! I finally dragged my DH to Home Depot to bring my boards home because they won't fit in my car. Hopefully it will be on the wall tonight! I love, love, love your cityscape!! I think I need to make a mini like that. Would you mind?

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    Thanks for sharing the adventure. Love the quilt. Please post again when finished.

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    great city scape and have fun filling up your design boards

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    Wow, nice quilt. It's modern but has the look of stained glass. Really love your design!!!

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    Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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