Monday, April 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday 4-23-12

Yikes, don't post for a week and everything looks different on Blogger!  Or so it seems to me.  Now that I look at it everything I normally use is there and it looks like this new compose screen will be easier to work with.


Not on a design wall but here's what I did yesterday.  How fun is this!  I took my embroidery module lesson yesterday at Cottonwood Quilt Shop in Charlottesville.  It is a bit of a drive for me but I really like the folks there and they have a great variety of fabrics. This was my first attempt and I basically just used thread I had on hand.  Now, I really wonder about that purple tear drop looking thing under the first n.  What's with that? 

Last week I showed you one string block I completed.  Here are 6 that I finished and I threw in a yellow sashing just for fun.  I'll be delivering these to Jenny this week.


Drop by Patchwork Times to see what else folks have on their design walls. 
We've had a lot of rain recently which means I have a lot of dirty dogs!  Here's a paw that belongs to Raggs.  YUCK! And look at the towel -- argh... and this has been going on for days!  What brilliant person bought a cream colored rug for in front of the door? Ragg's really looks slightly pink where the red mud has been on his fur.  Double yuck! 








How did I do on that long to do list?  Not so good.
Week of April  16, 2012

Get 3 borders on Scrap Squad 2√ 1 and a half done
Prep backing SS2
Load and quilt FCQ Charity Quilt√ in progress
Finish 9.5” blocks for FCQ Equilters Charity Quilt
Tea with the neighbors
Backing for flamingo quilt
Make misc. blocks: Jenny’s strings, heart blocks, opportunity block FCQ
Mail quilt for Alycia @ Quilts of Valor
And for the coming week: 
Week of April 23, 2012
Finish FCQ Charity Quilt on Ruthie
Finish borders on Scrap Squad #2 and measure quilt top
Make heart blocks, siggie block and FCQ BOM
Dinner with Jen, Brian and Sophia
Work the Faithful Circle Quilt Show Thur - Sat
Shop at vendors! 
Drive up and back to Maryland, safely

So not too much quilting on my to do list this week that I can show next week.  But I'll have plenty of photos to share of the quilt show and some of Sophie by then.  Happy Quilting all! 


4 comments:

  1. ohhhhh look at that embroidery, wonderful!! Makes me want to get mine back out for a little while. Love the strings, you're making me want to do some strings :)

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  2. Beautiful string blocks. Great fabric selection.

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  3. Poor Raggs is getting a dye job where he wants one or not. Do I predict a different door mat is in your future?

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  4. Love the embroidery! I think the yellow sashing is great. String blocks are so fun to make. I agree about the muddy dog feet, ugh.

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