Last year I bought a few quilty books for a Christmas present to myself, so far I have only flicked through them briefly, there are lots of lovely photos in all of them and I am really looking forward to spending more time with the Kaffe Fassett book, it is a fairly large and heavy book so really only suitable for reading in the daytime.
Today the Mister very kindly installed my design wall, nothing special, just some bits of aluminium angle which was used to clamp the quilt batting at the top and then a piece of wood which was screwed to the wall at the bottom to keep the batting straight and taut. I am very happy with the result, the Mister on the other hand is not quite as happy, he says it needs something on each side to finish it off and he will rectify this in due course.
As you can see, it is covers a reasonable area (about 2m x 2m or 78" x 78") I have already put it to good use, hanging a completed part of the Uzbek Patches quilt from Kathy Doughty's book, Making Quilts - The Promise of Joy. The rest of the patches are cut out and I will put them up on the design wall sometime this week, I definitely won't miss having to crawl around on the floor moving pieces of fabric around.