Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday 7-21-2014

It's Monday again! Wow ... this week went flying by and I didn't get all that much done in the studio.  Saturday I was able to visit one store on the way to Kevin and Aimee's.  That may become a normal stop as it isn't all that far from their house.  We had a fun time visiting and playing with Ellie.  Check her picture out at the bottom of the post.  She is just a happy girl and easy to be around. Rumor has it she was awake crying for an hour overnight but Pat and I slept through it.

Here's what's been getting worked on recently. I have only one more basket to sew on to the background.  I tried putting the handle on and sewing one together.  Hum, I'm going to need to make sure the handle is evenly rounded.  But I am happy that the whole idea actually works.  I'd like to get all the handles done and blocks made this week.

I've been working on the row from Rose Patch Creations.  I didn't buy the kit, only a piece of the fabric with the winter scene on it.  Kim had a much better blue than mine.  Mine seems a bit too grey.  But it does have some wonderful snowflakes on it.  And, I am happy to use a bit of fabric I've had for many years! It still needs a border of the blue and then it will be done.

I joined Kay at Quilter's Corner to attend an Anita Gooddesign session.  They are running a monthly session where you make a couple of projects and get the designs on a disk with instructions.  I was really taken with this little bear done on paper.  Hum, maybe I could do this for my Christmas cards this year.  Of course, I would need to start NOW to do it. And, I might change how they chose to do it.  There was a second design on the disk that was very nice but would be a lot less time consuming. He would also look good on a sweatshirt for Sophie, Natalie or Ellie.  Well, he might be too big for anything for Ellie yet. 

Surprisingly, I did get something done on most of my goals but definitely not all of them.  This week I hope to stay focused on my quilting.  Well, at least most of the week. 

Week of July 14, 2014
Make up a couple of the rows from the Row by Row Experience√ one almost finished
Finish the fish quilt sigh, not worked on
Make some more star blocks from the mystery quilt
Keep working on the Dresden baskets
Visit Ellie! √√
Sew the charity quilt together and plan backing fabric

Week of July 21, 2014
Make the Rainbow Color Challenge Block – red
Finish the fish quilt (quilt and bind!)
Get all handles on Dresden baskets
Make backing for charity quilt
Continue making star blocks for mystery quilt
Make a snowman decoration at Diana’s
Make the 3 yards, 3 baby quilts quilt

I'm connecting with Patchwork Times.  And, now, it's time to get my day going!

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. In September I am attending a quilt retreat where Kim from Rose Patch will be the vendor. We will also get to visit her store the first evening. I've not been to the store before so I am quite excited. The snowflakes in the fabric you used really do look good.
    Those dresdens are lovely. When I first saw dresden blocks years ago I didn't see the appeal. I think fabric choices had a lot to do with it, and your fabrics make the baskets FUN.

  2. I like the pale blue fabric - it is the typical color of a Winter sky.

    The bear is darling and would look great on a shirt for the girls.

  3. Those dresden baskets are adorable!!

  4. Such a cute little basket. Glad you are using up some of what you have for your Christmas project. It always feels so virtuous. Enjoy our red block. Still a few more days in the month.

  5. Love your Dresden Plate basket, very cute! So is Ellie!


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