Monday, March 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday 3-21-11

 Something new on the design wall.  YEAH! This is the mystery day quilt.  It looks more yellow here but it is definitely green. My background was a yellow green to blue green batik that had magenta splotches on it. Late yesterday afternoon I  started sewing the rows together.  And, I pulled a fabric for borders although I'm not sure it will work.  I'll take them to natural sunlight and see what I think. 

Here's Super Duper Easy Mystery from March, 2010. (Yep, knocking something off my UFO list!)  Check the sidebar for a link to Mysteries for Relay if you want to join in the mystery fun. I tried some new things on this quilt -- a new pattern from one of Dawn Ramirez's Pajama Quilters DVD and non-regulated stitching. Yikes.  That unregulated stitching is going to take some practice but it goes faster.  I'm down to the bottom row so today I hope to finish the quilting on it.


These blocks are for an opportunity quilt for Country  Piecemakers Guild.  I made a booboo on cutting the background and there wasn't enough to enable me to finish the block.  Sigh.  Darned if I didn't make the same mistake on the second one but only once.  Double Sigh! 
Did you see the super moon Saturday night? It  appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the smallest full moons, according to Space.com.  Friends outside of DC were complaining they couldn't get decent shots of it because of city lights.  So, I went out and snapped a few photos with my little point and shoot.  Heck, not too bad!

And, as always on Monday, my goal evaluation: 

• Quilt Super Duper Easy -- Well on its way!
• Make newest mystery for relay quilt.... mystery day is Thursday. See above -- sewing rows together
• Make Some Star Blocks  one
• Sew 4 Pillow Case kits up. one (got to get out the serger for these... they'll look better.) 
• Sew 2 blocks for the guild opportunity quilt one and 3/4
• Make some double bowtie blocks yeah, man, about 8 are done
• Make a couple of chunky churn dash blocks. Ok -- one or two
• Pull weeds in the garden every day... (Ha, not my favorite thing to do but maybe I could have some success if I publicly announce my good intentions!) Oh yes!  not every day but many days I pulled.  Of course, they keep popping up.  

Little Snoopy Dancing for being diligent and working on what I set as my goals.  Woop! Woop! 

This week's goals: 
• Finish Super Duper Easy (heck the binding is ready to be put on.) 
• Sew rows together on current mystery and plan borders (nope, borders are not always included in these mysteries...) 
• Keep working on the double bow ties... I only need 16. 
• Quilt the Valentine Quilt and finish it up! 
• Keep making chunky churn dash blocks. Design the quilt top so I don't make too many blocks! 
• Non quilt goal -- dust house and vacuum all the floors in the downstairs.  (Hey, it worked for weeds, maybe it will work for cleaning!) 

Remember, it's design wall Monday -- head over to Patchwork Times to see what's on other quilter's walls.  

Happy Quilting All! 

14 comments:

  1. Everything looks so pretty! Great moon shot, I looked but couldn't see much difference where I was.

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  2. The mystery quilt is dramatic and definitely draws the eye into the center. Nice job.

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  3. Love the pink quilt. You've been very busy!! Nice work.

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  4. Pink quilt is going to be beautiful.

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  5. Good progress this week! Good luck with your new goals.
    PS...loved your comment on KT's blog post...made me laugh.

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  6. Really like your scrappy star quilt. The mystery quilt is going to be dazzling when finished. I did see the moon and it was a WOW!

    I am a huge fan of the Pajama Quilter and I am getting more and more confident with each quilt I do. Yours looks great!

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  7. Ok so now I included the same goal for my floors...I have acres of hardwoods..You inspired me. And BIG WOW TO THE QUILTS loved the photos..much!

    Pat

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  8. Lots of beautiful projects on your plate! Love your PJ quilting - it looks fantastic!

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  9. Love that quilt on the machine...can you show us your quilting up close??!

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  10. Love both your Mystery Quilts. The pink and green one really has a neat optic illusion going on!

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  11. Your mystery pink/green quilt is such an amazing illusion quilt. Very neato!

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  12. Love your mystery quilt. Those are great colors!

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  13. Lovely mystery quilt, great fabric and pattern choice.

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  14. Love the Mystery Quilt! Unregulated quilting....seriously? Nichole Webb made me do it during a class once and I was furious(not mean...just didn't understand). I told her my machine had a perfectly good stitch regulator and I'm not afraid to use it! LOLOLOL

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