Quite a few years ago I taught a class I originated making a sample quilt from Nine 9 inch blocks.
The blocks were not original creations.
I chose 9” blocks as 9 is divisible by more numbers that most other numbers. It also make a quilt that was a reasonable size to use and FINISH!
My original class piece is awaiting quilting and I don’t have a picture.
When I found these blocks (and a few more in progress) I decided to put them on my design wall and study them before deciding what to do with them.
I have a new very portable design wall I finished right before I started the studio reorganization.
I made this with a gray flannel sheet, 4 pieces of PVC pipe and 4 PVC pipe elbows. I can simply prop it against a wall anywhere.
It is very portable and I can just move it out of the way if I want. It fits through doorways. It is larger than my previous design walls.
It’s biggest advantages are it is gray – a much better color than black or white for a design wall, and it can sit in my great room where I can look at it without it being in the way.
If it is in the way I can easily knock it down and roll it up.
The hardest part of making this was finding a medium gray flannel sheet that was affordable. I looked for several years before I found one at the end of the winter season.