Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday 10-10-11

Really, a week has gone by?  Wow.  I finally started to do a little prep work for sewing yesterday.  But, the rest of the week I goofed off.  Not exactly -- I also lugged all the "stuff" I took to retreat back upstairs to the  studio and unpacked.  The sewing machine is back where it belongs.  The rulers were put in the ruler rack. You get the idea.  So, no I don't have anything new on the design wall.  You can click here to see what is still sitting patiently on my design wall!  Don't go yet!  I do have photos to share.

I won the prize over at Stray Threads give away.  And, wow, what a great prize it is! This little necklace is made by 1 Stitch Off and sold through their Etsy shop.  What I found particularly cool was getting to pick exactly what I wanted.  I loved the little bee charm.  I liked the saying Quilt and Bee Happy.  I wanted something red with it.  I told Pam what I wanted and next thing I know it arrived in my mail box.  And, I LOVE it.  In fact I like it so much I might be buying one or two for quilty friends. 

I was too distracted to wear it to my guild meeting this past Saturday.  But next meeting I will. 

 I was lucky enough to hostess Sue Moats, a Sulky educator the night before she presented to our guild.  Sue and I go way back as she is also a member of Faithful Circle Quilters in Columbia, Maryland.  It was fun to catch up.  And she had a wonderful trunk show to share.  Here are a few pictures of some of her beauties. 

She had a lot of beautifully done vests.  I loved the colors and all the techniques done on this one. So, of course, I had to take lots of pictures. 

And look at this cute Halloween vest.  I remember when this fabric came out in, what, the 90's?  I was appalled because it was about $8 a yard and the average price of fabric was around $5.50 to 6.  Ah, how times have changed. Unfortunately I've used all of my piece up.  

I'll try to add more photos later this week. (Ok, I know, I've been bad at getting posts up.  I'll try to do better!) 

Goals for Week of 10/3/11

Day trip to Wegman’s
Make and audition some new star blocks for stripe quilt √ cut some out ready to be sewn
Quilt Quilt for Kids quilt, bind  This quilt may never be done!
Work on brown/beige and turquoise quilt √ also cut more pieces and pinned them ready to be sewn.
Relax, read.
Unpack sewing things from retreat

Goals for Week of 10/10/11
Make up Potato Chip Bag
Work on stars for stripes quilt
Quilt Quilt for Kids quilt, bind
Work on beige and turquoise
Make cupcakes
Decide on UFO to work on and do something on it

There's a good likelihood that we will be visiting Jenny and Brian this week so I won't go wild with the plans.  

Have you been to Patchwork Times to see what is on design walls across the internet?  Check it out.  

Happy Quilting All!


  1. Congratulations! The necklace you chose is really wonderful. How fun! Best of luck on that to do list.

  2. What a fun happy! And we had a Sulky rep at our guild meeting not too long ago -- the workshop was GREAT! Bonnie, are you from Maryland? That's where I was born and raised! :)


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