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What’s On My Design Wall September 17, 2012

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.
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There’s nothing on the design wall proper today. But on the ironing board I have these string blocks that I’m making quilt-as-you-go.   This project is not on my list of things to complete this year, so I don’t know how many more I’ll make before I put it away again.

Yesterday I put my walking foot on the sewing machine in preparation for my young friend to do a bit of quilting on her first quilt. But time got away from us and we didn’t get that far.

I could have changed out the foot and resumed working on my Scrappy Irish Chain, but my box of 1 1/2″ strips to cut spools for leaders/enders is very low.

I really need to cut some more 1 1/2″ strips to increase the variety, but I  haven’t done it yet.  Although I did cut some strips from my floral FQs (can I call them FQs if they’ve been cut into?)  I have 4 spools kitted and probably 5 or 6 more floral strips which I have not kitted.

But anyway, between the lack of spool kits and the walking foot already on the machine, I pulled out the string project which I started a couple of years ago.  I have a stack of 8″ batting squares and light floral backgrounds (which is probably why I thought of it) and my string box is overflowing.

(the string box and the 1 1/2″ strip box are the same size.)  I promise I can get the lid on the box — just barely.

I have a couple of errands to run this morning (I’ve got the day off) and then I think I’ll work on a few more of these blocks before switching the foot out and resuming work on the Scrappy Irish Chain.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to check out other design walls.

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1. Mary C in WA - September 17, 2012

You’ve been busy. I haven’t decided if I’m going to do 3″ spools yet. Have fun on your day off!


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