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What’s on my Design Wall May 2, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Challenges, crossword, designwall, Summertime.
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This week I have my Turning Twenty Again that I’m calling “Summertime”.  Several years ago during a FQ sale at my LQS I picked up a bundle of Venetian Glass.  At the time, I thought “What was she thinking, some of these are ugly.”  I LOVE how they all work together.  I guess it’s true you need some “uglies” in your quilt to make it sparkle.

I finished the quilting on this Sunday afternoon.

I’m not sure how well you can see the quilting.  It’s pretty basic quilting — wavy diagonal lines.  I was having the worst time finding something to mark the quilt that I could see.  Then I decided to use painter’s tape.

I put several lengths on my cutting mat, then cut both sides using my wavy ruler.  Then I put it on my quilt top and quilted around it.  Worked like a charm — and no marks to wash out!

Now I’m working on the binding.  I normally machine stitch my bindings down, but this one simply wasn’t working — so at the moment I’m stitching it by hand.  No telling when I will finish it, except it will be before June 18th.  This is one of my 7 10 by June quilts.

So, up next is the quilt is the crossword puzzle quilt.

I bought a few more reds at the quilt show yesterday.  Since it was right before closing, they let me pick the FQ from two different bundles.  This is what I have so far:

Not all of those fabrics are FQs — some are just barely F8s.  I think that piece on the far left of the bottom row is going to have to go.  Other than collecting the reds, I’m at a standstill on this one.   My friend V is letting me borrow her Go! and I’ve ordered the 7″ Drunkard’s Path Go! die, but it hasn’t gotten here.  I don’t want to start cutting the fabric until I have an understanding of the die.  I’ve got a great visual in my head of this quilt, so we’ll see how it translates to fabric.

Don’t forget to check out the other great design walls by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

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