One of the first quilting projects in my retirement is for grandson, Thomas.
I will be using many of the same fabrics that were used in his older sisters' quilts. This is a children's animal print with vibrant colors of green, turquoise, and terracotta.
But before starting the quilting project, I got hubby to assist in building the long desired Design Wall and a pressing board.
We used the foam insulation board, purchased from the local Lowes. Hubby cut 5'x6' and hung with some mirror screws.
I made a fabric bag for the board to go into. I am always concerned with cleaning and thought that the bag could be removed, washed, and rehung easily. I was looking for something that would somewhat blend with the wall color so luck was with me on our Spring trip to Texas and I found the gray felt. I was not wanting white because the fear that continuous hands on would get dirty very quick.
The pressing board is just that.....small piece of plywood, covered with only 1 layer of batting and fabric.
I have a large cutting mat, on the sewing table behind the sewing machine and a small one in front of the presser foot for trimming of small pieces as I sew and press.
I am now set up to get the quilting underway.
Oh, and you can see that I have a mess on the table with several projects going at once.
Quilt will continue first.