Monday, August 02, 2010

Its MONDAY!

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!

7 comments:

Judy said...

I love Mondays in Blogland! Coffee and computer time for as long as I want! So inspiring.

Your design walls look great. Good idea to have a quilt size wall.

Vicki said...

Look at all of your blocks, nice. I love that fussy cut triange. The fabric is great. I am jealous because I need to make a design wall, it really shows your layout so well.

Diane said...

great post. I just put up a 2nd design wall-really helps with multiple projects going on! love your tree skirt fabrics-way cool.

Teaquilts said...

Beth, great Folklorico fabric you fussy cut for the braid quilt. They both will be beautiful. I also like the scrap quilting concept of using it up.

kwiltnkats said...

I know what I'm going to look around for...that wonderful Folklorico fabric.

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the french braid. glen in louisiana

Angie said...

Girl, your design wall is PERFECT!!! And I love .... are those the soda pop blocks in the first photo? I LOVE them. Any snowball block catches my attention. And oooooh I do so LOVE that Folklorico fabric too!!! I WANT SOME! LOL And you will show us how to make a tree skirt too, right??? :) That stocking fabric is adorable.