Monday, June 13, 2011

Design Wall Monday 6-13-11

Something new on my design wall --

I've been working on this chunky churn dash from for quite a while.  I got the fabric for the broken dishes blocks on the way to retreat. I substituted a red I had for the red I purchased just so I could keep the larger hunk of fabric. 

Saturday I was able to join with another member of Country Piecemakers to give a short talk on using scraps in quilts and teach how to make this quilt.  Many thanks go to Bonnie Hunter of for giving us permission to do this. 

Visit Patchwork Times to see more design walls this week. 

Here's what else I bought last weekend.  Yes, I kind of went wild buying fabric again.  Sigh.  Of course every thing I bought was on sale -- some was just $4 a yard!  Well every thing except that fun pink, orange, and yellow floral print.  I'm making a onsie dress out of it... and maybe that little hat.  And, then I guess I may make that cute little sun dress.  That pattern covers 6 mo to 5 yr old sizes.  Super deal.  Maybe a dress or two every summer! 

Goals for week of 6/6/11
Sew borders on Easter Quilt√ two of the sides are sewn
Finish hand quilting doll swap quilt. ARGH didn’t touch it
Wash, dry, fold and put away new fabric.
Unpack all stuff from retreat.
Cut broken pieces blocks for Chunky Churn Dash quilt.
Make more chunky churn dash blocks
Mail blocks to SoCal Girl charity challenge yikes, forgot

I'd say it was a pretty successful week for me.  

Goals for week of 6/12/11  
Mail those SoCal Girl charity blocks... 
Maybe get the other two borders on the Easter quilt.
Pack and drive to Maryland...
Join Sharon and drive to OHIO to the NQA show. 
Take some classes, view quilts 
BUY a couple of the new rulers, some thread for Ruthie and what ever calls my name!  
Put a few more stitches in the Doll quilt for the swap! (it's going with me...) 

Yep, I'm heading off to Columbus, Ohio with Sharon.  We're taking a few classes with Susan Cleveland.  We took one of her classes at Faithful Circles a few months ago and really enjoyed it so decided to take some more.  These are really technique classes so you don't end up starting a UFO!  Sharon's brother lives in Cleveland and has graciously allowed us (well, more like me) to stay there. It's another long trip but we should have a blast!  

I won't be doing much quilting but I will definitely be thinking about quilts!  
Happy quilting all!  Bonnie 


  1. Love the floral print. It will make a beautiful dress but would look great in a quilt also.

  2. Love the red and white frames you are setting up in the chunky churn dash. Very cool.

  3. Sounds like a terrific trip coming up. Fabrics are beautiful and glad you posted the chunky churndash. Reminds me that it is on my mental "to do list" for this year.

  4. This quilt is wonderful. Yours is the best I've ever seen. The red is perfect and makes it striking.

  5. I totally don't think that little pile of fabric counts as "going wild" - you can always use pretty basic colors - especially at $4 a yd!

  6. I like your churn dash quilt. Great use of scraps too. I love the way the red sets it off. Have fun with your new fabrics.

  7. That red looks great with all the churn dash blocks. It will be a bright and cheerful quilt.

    Sewing for babies, how well I remember that!

    Have a great trip.

  8. Whoooo! Like the red in that quilt. :-)

    Yep. The best classes are the ones that don't create a UFO.

  9. Love Bonnie's chunky churn dash blocks - looking good. Great sale fabrics and what a cute, easy little dress. Alas, I have all grandsons.

  10. Those chunky churn dash blocks look great. I love the red to set off all of the scrappiness.

  11. Love the quilt. Sounds like a very busy time but fun, can't wait to hear all about it!


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