Here is the new design wall. I put my Klimt panel and my "Happy Days" panel up for inspiration. If I am looking at something often, it will tell me what to do. The other things are 2 blocks my great granddaughter in law made for a Disappearing 9 Patch quilt, one little seasonal March quilt and some fabric squares that make me happy when I look at them . In the lower right corner is the table that is about 3 feet away and next to my sewing machine.
Here is the bookcase around the corner from my not so usable for a working design wall. I still have access to the two bottom shelves which hold notebooks and magazine holders that I seldom use. My plastic drawers with my thread fit nicely there right next to my machine and move easily on wheels.
I am making progress quilting the Dresden Rings. I have done echo quilting around the rings and partial rings and now I am working on the spaces where the echo quilting form one intersects with one or two other lines of echo quilting. I marked the points, where I change directions, with a "Sewline" marker. I just use a tiny faint dot and when I get one area finished I spray it with water and remove the marks. I use a bath towel to soak up some of the water and wait for it to dry before moving on. I was apprehensive about using the marker but it is working out OK. I did some testing before I used it on the quilt. I made sure my marks would not reappear if I pressed with a hot iron. Yes, I do block and steam press wallhangings after they are quilted. I hope I can get this finished and hung this weekend, Spring will be here Tuesday and I want to be ready.