Sunday, January 20, 2013

Design wall & Free HST Paper

      This is the cutest idea. Lori Holt's mini design boards.  I made a couple this week with leftover school  project foam board.  I used some of my sweetest thing fabric for the binding and the zig zag detail is pretty cute. (You can not see it here but on Lori's you can.)
       I'm calling this project a UFO since I bought the pattern a year ago and am just now starting it.  Underground Railroad by Lisa Bongean@Primitive Gatherings click here to see the pattern.

  I picked up a charm pack of 1930's fabric on etsy that is vintage looking but not quite the traditional 1930's look.  At this point I am a little uncertain on the contrast of the lights and darks, I will keep going and see what happens.  I may give up and turn it into a pillow or table topper and get the real 30's fabrics.  The original is in more of a civil war fabric line.

My first block not quite all together, it's 3.5 inches unfinished.  I do like the tiny piecing but it is so hard to get the 4 patches perfectly square.  I have the center seams matched pretty good if I do say so.  That is always a challenge for me....


. You can go here to my post on free HST paper to print from home.


  1. They are more 50s to 70s fabrics, but the pattern should work anyway. It will look vintage, but not 30s vintage, and that should be fine.

    Thanks for the link to the boards. I'm going to be making some. Yours came out cute enough that I want some too.

    1. Hi Stella,
      I love those little boards so much that I will make more, they are perfect to use to carry the little pieces from cutting station to sewing area. Which for me are on opposite sides of my kitchen table. I am happy with the fabric so far....progress will slow down a bit as I am back to work after a long weekend...Thanks for stopping by, Kristin

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    1. Well I can't take credit for the idea, but I love them anyway!!

  3. I have a little bigger design board. No fancy trim though. It is handy to keep block pieces together.