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What’s On My Design Wall August 29, 2011

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This past week there hasn’t been much piecing.  I started putting the borders on the Row Quilt, but then stalled.  I can’t decide if I have too much “white space” before the green border or not.  What do you think?  Make it narrower or leave it alone and finish up the borders?

I wasn’t totally idea while this was on the back burner.  I’ve got all of the light strips cut for my log cabin and half of the dark strips cut.

Check out the others’ design walls by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall August 22, 2011

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I’ve finished True Friends.  I had left over pieces from the front, so I included them on the back of the quilt.


The quilting is a simple grid. I used a yellow thread, so if you click on the picture to enlarge it the quilting should show up.

With this quilt, I’ve nearly used up my sticky batting.

I’ve also been working on my Procrastination Challenge and I’m ready to move on to the next project.  There are no pictures for the step I’ve been working on since it was “Spring Retreat Mystery – Design”.  You’ll have to trust me that I’ve come up with the design.

So, I’ll now be working on this:

Looks like I’ve got borders in my future this week for Candy Sunflower Seeds.

Check out other design walls by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall August 15, 2011

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Today it’s more like ‘What’s Hanging From My Design Shelves”.  I’ve got one more of the Flying Dutchmen blocks ready to do, but it’s not the next one in line.  So, two more blocks to be sashed and attached then I can sew the center of the quilt together.

A little over a week ago I pulled out the slip of paper which said “Make 18 Square in  Square blocks”  – which was the next step on this quilt.  I’ve done a bit more than that, and currently its my plan to finish the top before I pull another slip.  I’ve not abandoned the bag, but it has done it’s job.  I was able to kick-start my quilting this month.

Follow the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall.

What’s On My Design Wall August 8, 2011

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It’s another finish.  This my UFO for August off of the “To Be Quilted” list.  Now on to those red and white square in a square blocks.  The fabric is washed and there is no other pressing quilting commitment.

See what others have on their design wall by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s on my Design Wall August 1, 2011

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I’ve completed the blocks for True Friends.  It is the second UFO for July.  All I needed to do to get to this point was sew one seam on each block.  Since Judy is not posting the UFO Challenge # until Wednesday I thought I’d see if I could get this one knocked off my list.

What can I say – I’m still debating the quilting plan for the Crossword Puzzle quilt — at least that’s what I’m telling myself.  I think I’m really just delaying sandwiching the quilt.  It’s big about 83 x 90, so I’m going to have to shift around tables to get enough support for the quilt.

Check out the links over at Patchwork Times for more design inspiration.

What’s On My Design Wall July 25, 2011

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Today there’s a little bit of everything on my design wall/ironing board.  I’ve had a bit of a problem settling down and working on just one thing.

At the top is the Crossword Puzzle quilt, which has been fixed and now needs to be quilted.  I haven’t totally decided how I’m going to quilt it, but I should make the backing.  It’s the plaid that sticking out around the edges.  Yes, two long seams will need to be matched.  The fabric was pressed this weekend.

Another easy “finish” is Candy Sunflower Seeds.  This got set aside in May or June and it just needs the borders.  The top and border fabric surfaced while I was cleaning this weekend and it’s been pressed.  Now if I can only remember if I was planning on a narrow border before the brown outer border.  At least the stars ‘float’ so I don’t have to worry about them disappearing into the border.

The red is the mystery quilt pattern I was testing a couple of weeks ago.  I have the straight line quilting done and now need to add the holly leaves.  7 sets of 3 to go.

That yellow, green  and fireworks is Fireworks Over John Deere.  It is also this month’s UFO to be quilted.  It measures 45 1/2″ wide and of course my backing fabric is only a tad over 40″ wide.  So, I’ve got to make a backing.

I’ve got four of John Deere pillow panels and I’m considering using one or moe along with the fireworks fabric to make the backing.  So, naturally, after I got the fabric and panels pressed I just left it on my ironing board while I make a decision.

Finally, believe it or not, I did a bit of hand quilting.  Finished up 2 more hearts and moved the hoop for the first time in several months.  I’m not sure when the last time I worked on the quilt.

To see if others are bouncing all over the place, check out the links at Patchwork Times.  In the meantime, I’ll see if I can focus on just one or two projects.

What’s on my Design Wall July 18, 2011

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As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been piecing.  In fact I finished piecing the project Saturday evening and started quilting it yesterday.  But it’s a mystery quilt and if I show it on my blog it won’t be a mystery.  So, I’m showing you the fabric I used.  The gold is the background, the red the main color and the green the accent.   If you’ve followed my blog, you know I’m a scrappy kind of gal, but this time, just three fabrics are perfect.

While you are waiting for me to reveal the mystery (it will be a while) check out the links over at Patchwork Times for more inspiration.

What’s On My Design Wall July 4, 2011

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Since we just got back from a 12 day road trip through Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, I have nothing on my design wall.  So, Here’s the fabric I’m going to use to make my niece a bag.  The green fabric is for a quilt for my nephew’s stuffed frog.

Follow the links over at Judy’s to see what others are working on.

What’s On My Design Wall June 20, 2011

Posted by Pam in KC in Challenges, designwall.
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There’s nothing on my design wall/floor/table today. I’ve finished* all of my challenge quilts.

Click on the picture to enlarge it enough to see. You should be able to click on it a second time to make it even larger.

Left to Right

BQ2
Victoria’s Rose
The Chain Event
Ribbon Candy
Kansas Spirit
Neutral Strip Twist
Summertime (Turning Twenty Again)
Dragonflies

Not pictured Miniature Ohio Star and Crossword Puzzle *

* Needs to be fixed, quilted, bound and labeled — but the top was done by the wedding, which was the original goal when I started it in October.

Judy has link’s to other design walls on her blog – Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall June 12, 2011

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Today I’m quilting Kansas Spirit.  It’s the last of the quilts which need to be quilted by the end of the month.

If you missed it, here’s the latest status:

  1. Dragonflies – Done!
  2. Miniature Ohio Star – Done!
  3. Crossword Puzzle* – need to fix (missing letter & fullness), quilt, bind and label
  4. Summertime – Done!
  5. Neutral Strip Twist – Done!
  6. The Chain Event – Done!
  7. Victoria’s Rose – Done!
  8. BQ2 Peacocks – Done!
  9. Kansas Spirit – need to quilt, bind and label
  10. Ribbon Candy – Done!

* Crossword Puzzle will be quilted in July.

I’ll post pictures over the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime check out other design walls by following the links over at Patchwork Times.