Monday, October 18, 2021

Double-Sided Tape: My New Love

 My design wall is working just perfectly!  None of my taped batting-covered insulation boards have come loose.  Pins go in easily, and single-layered bits just stick so nicely. 

The design wall also holds the finished purses nicely, too.  Most of these four use recycled blue jeans for the body.  And the flaps are from other deconstructed quilted projects.  I am having a serious love affair with double- sided tape! 

Now that the weather is cooler, I am getting back to this quilt.  Most of it is quilted except for the areas surrounded by the fabrics.  Here’s what I tried in one box…

And here’s another…

It’s fun and satisfying to work on these negative spaces.  Every so often I have to unfurl the whole quilt - you know, kind of like you can’t see the forest for the trees, right?  I think I want to hang this in the living room when it’s completed.  But meanwhile I have hung an oldie but a goodie:

I made this well over 10 years ago, and it hung in my dining room forever.  Despite its age, I do think it’s one of my more creative pieces.  These blocks are all log cabins, and I was still heavily into my batik period!  I am loving seeing it up again.  Just to unify this blog post, let me give another plug for the double-sided tape - that’s how this quilt is hung,  and that’s how the area rug above is “mounted” on the carpeting.  

1 comment:

Judy P. said...

I also moved to a condo last year and my husband has not felt well enough to hang things, like quilt hangers. I would be interested in hanging quilts with tape. It doesn’t leave a residue? And you use it to hang a design wall?