Monday, August 15, 2011

Design Wall Monday 8/15/11 -- Ooops

Not a darn thing new on the design wall...  you can see what was on last week's design wall by clicking here.  And see what's on design walls across the country by visiting Patchwork Times. 

I finished quilting the Disappearing 9 Patch UFO and then got the binding done at my local guild meeting. (It was a longer meeting than normal...) Sorry I didn't get a picture of it finished.  I used Quilter's Dream Blend for the first time.  It is 70% cotton, 30% poly.  It is extremely flat but I like it.  I'll have to see how I like it once I try to use the quilt.  I was really pleased how fast I was able to quilt this one.  It was all free motion swirls. 

I got this pattern from a Robert Kaufman's web site.  Cute purse but not the best instructions.  And, I used what I had on hand so "heavy weight" interfacing became craft interfacing which was used in the bow.  Yikes, way too stiff. I didn't put the points? swags? on.  I'll try them and see if they work or not.  And the handles are too short for my likes.  I love my colors though.  I'm going to do a little bit more work like sew the little knot part instead of pinning with a straight pin and add a little loop and button to keep the thing closed.  Oops -- I strayed from my goal list on this one.  

Goals for week of 8/8/11

Finish Twister top, quilt, bind
Make Bow Tote √ needs a little hand work
Quilt & Bind Chunky Churn Dash
Go shopping at outlet stores
Figure backing for Disappearing 9 Patch
Get fabric “entries” for retreat weekend made
Quilt any of the following quilts: red & white baby quilt, Quilts for Kids quilt, Disappearing 9 patch √ and bound just the D9P one. 

Goals for week of 8/15/11
Add borders to Komen donation quilt
Make and send blocks for FCQ Equilters
Quilt and bind Red & White Baby Quilt, make binding and bind
Quilt any of the following quilts: Quilts for Kids quilt, Winter Rail Fence, Chunky Churn Dash
Make a couple of practice dog bandanas
Go to Sew-In at the library
Decide on next UFO to work on

I've got several commitments this week so my sewing time will be more limited. Today I'm heading off to the Apple store to have a little repair talk regarding my laptop. Not sure if I just need some cleaning up or whether there is something lurking that needs to be repaired.  

On a different note, we got our T shirts for the wedding 5K.  I really think they are cute. 



These are representative of Kevin's and Aimee's dogs.  

For those of you thinking it, nah, I won't be running a 5K the morning of the wedding.  I might be walking a mile or two but nothing too strenuous. 

It's less than a month away.  Pat and I are taking a refresher on dance lessons.  We can do most dances for 30 seconds but we need some sustained dancing to get so we can actually dance through a song.  And, a lot of practice on determining what dance to do to what song.  Sigh.  I'll probably be stumbling about no matter what practice we have.  

Not sure how much quilting time I'll be getting this week but I sure hope I can get at least one quilt quilted.  

Happy Quilting All!  


  1. I am with you, Bonnie on that dancing - love to do it but stamina to last is my issue.
    Love the swirls you did on the quilt and the purse/tote is really smart looking. I like that we can be resourceful and not go and buy every thing they require for a pattern. I know they are made to spread the money around, but sometimes you just have to make do - and I do. Judy C sends best wishes to ya!!

  2. Love the nidden 9P quilt, nice mixture of colors. The purse is so cute even if it isn't exactly the pattern.

  3. Super cute bag. Love the cheery colors.

  4. The bag is cute, but I agree that the handles have to be just at the right length to be comfortable for carrying.

    Good luck on building up the dancing stamina.


  5. Love the disappearing 9 patch!! The t shirts are too sweet!!! lol Thanks for the reminder to make this week's list!

  6. love the d9p and I am doing a free hand swirls on my next quilt! I have been too afraid to try it before but the time is here. Great projects!


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