I think Design Wall Monday is the best thing that has happened to me all summer! ( and we have had a great summer...not WEATHER wise..just family/vacation wise!) You should have seen me scrurry around last night to get new stuff on the design wall! rotlf! My family didn't know what to think!
I have expanded... I have use of a whole wall in the guest/computer room. That is where the Soda Pop blocks are migrating to. (that is the quilt that was on the design wall last week.) On that wall I can fit the whole quilt...so I'm moving them..and working on color placement. I will update that top next week. I hope to have it together to take to my quilt group this Friday so I can pick out borders.
I added a small space over the door to the closet. It is just attached to the door with command strip hooks and a few pins to pin it to itself. I have the 1st of two flag blocks (my quilt chapter is doing a BOM..and we just started in July!) I have the other flag started. The strip blocks are an ongoing project I started with a friend. We will both do these blocks and share to make scrappy quilts for Quilts for Kids or other causes requesting quilts. Covers two ends: use up scraps and make charity quilts.
This is Design Wall central (by my sewing machine!) I am making two of the same pattern at once. The one on the left is going to be a wall hanging for over my cutting table and the one on the right I want to teach as a Christmas Tree skirt. It is from the book French Braid Obsession by Jane Hardy Miller. I fell in LOVE with one color way (MY wallhanging), but didn't want it for a tree skirt. The colors in this are on the dark side. The true colors show up a bit better in the close up pictures
Here is a close up of one of the fussy cut triangles on the base. The one I fell in love with had a Laurel Burch fabric there. Of course by the time I saw it, it was long gone from the stores. I found this Folklorico fabric at
Strawberry Patches in Bakersfield CA last fall. I kinda fussy cut it...but not TOO fussy!
This is closer on the tree skirt. The base triangles are black with bright Christmas stockings....actually I think THAT Is a Laurel Burch fabric! lol I didn't notice that till right now...
Don't forget to pop over to judy's and see what all the busy quilters are up to this week!