The design wall looks pretty much the same -- dresden baskets and the stars from the mystery quilt take up most of the room. So today I took a picture of the progress I made on Capital Quilts' row by row pattern. The design is striking with the US Capital, the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial.
I am still enamored of it despite it being a really fiddly block to make. You have to make templates, yes, I said templates. The only template plastic I could find in the studio was non-melt mylar for appliqué. So I have these great non-melting templates for a pieced block. Oh well. They took a bit of time but I'm so happy they turned out so well. Hum, the top of the Washington Monument didn't come out right. I'll have to fix that before I adhere it and stitch. I cut the silhouettes with my rotary cutter, an exacto blade and small sharp scissors. I hope to finish this row today and start on another one.
Here's a quick photo of one of the 3 yards, 3 baby quilts. I bought 3 yards of one of the front fabrics for the backing. I loaded it up on Ruthie so I could quilt all three at the same time. Talk about time saver! This picture is before quilting and the color is way off. Once I get the binding on and we have a sunny day I'll get some out door pictures. I learned several things the most important is don't use directional fabric with this quilt! The red fabric was also the backing fabric. I had to load the quilts sideways on Ruthie which works fine for the most part on the back but I don't like it as well on the front. I'm sure these charity quilts will be well loved anyway. I've already found several smaller pieces of fabric that I can use this same concept with but not make 3 at a time. I have almost no 1 yard pieces. I tend to buy 1/2 yards. By the way the color is way off on this picture.
Week of July 28, 2014
Bind the charity quilt√
Finish making star blocks from mystery√ except I have several left to make
Make the 3 yards, 3 baby quilts√ and they are quilted!
Tea Group and Alumni Event√
Decide and work on Dresden Baskets hum, haven’t made a final decision but I have some great ideas
Work on next row by row block/s√
Find and work on the Disappearing Star blocks √ found but haven’t done anything to them yet.
Week of August 4, 2014
Finish making star blocks from mystery
Bind the three yards, 3 baby quilts
Keep working on row by rows
Birthday party for the grands!
Work on disappearing stars
Dresden Baskets – time to sash
Explore sashing for A Tisket, A Tasket
I don't have much else to do this week so I should be able to get most of these items checked off.
I'm linking up with Patchwork Times. Hopefully I don't spend hours visiting all sorts of Design Walls this morning. I do go check many out throughout the week. There are always so many good ideas to spark my creativity.