Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday 12-12-11

A week or so ago I finished sewing the rows together on this scrap quilt.  I was ready to move on to the border ... but oh no!  I couldn't find the box with the directions, the triangle borders, 2 straight borders, and the extra 16 patches for another border.  But I knew where the quilt was.  I searched in all the clear boxes where I thought the pieces would be but nada, zip -- no pieces and directions!  

But the other day I was looking for something and had to move a basket and there they were... yeah!  Today I hung them on one of the design walls to get an idea of how it will look.  Am I really working on this?  Probably  not until January.  Heck, I'm already working on 3 quilts as is! 

Here's my neighbor Jennie growling at Pat after she rode the Lion's Club float in our local parade.  Ooops, I missed the parade but Jennie wanted to share her "scary" self with us.   She was probably the warmest person at the parade.  Love the nose Jennie. 

Have you finished your holiday shopping?  Nope, me neither.  I'm going to try to get a few things for the shortest person in our family today.  I know she doesn't read the blog so I can say that I have to make her a stocking to match all the others and also that I need to buy stuff to fill the stocking.  Hum, socks come to mind but will have to find little things to go with.  

Goals for Week of 12/5/11
Occupy my Studio
Finish secret little quilt put this away as my partner is leaving town before I could get it to her so will finish it this week and then mail late in the week.
Begin secret Christmas present
Make 3 quilties almost done... 
Mail off quilties, small quilt and a return
Start Christmas cards
Put Christmas quilt on bed, hang 2 others √√
Tie off threads on red, white and blue and give to charity
Work on Carolina Christmas
Work on black & white log cabin blocks
Make and wrap ornament for guild exchange gave up on this...
Wrap cookie cutter for guild’s exchange

Goals for Week of 12/12/11
Finish quilties and get in the mail
Make 2 blocks for the FCQ Equilters Komen donation quilt
Finish secret Christmas present
Start and finish another stocking for Sophia
Make Christmas cards and mail off
Work on Carolina Christmas
Work on black & white log cabin blocks
Post my Occupy My Studio activities
Raggs in for grooming
Hair Cut
Little Christmas Shopping 

Only 2 more Design Wall Monday's this year.  Wow, the year has flown by but I'm happy to report I have made a lot of quilts this year.  I'm especially proud of all the UFO's I pulled out and finished.  Hopefully, I haven't started and left unfinished a lot more projects!  Hop on over to Patchwork Times to see what every one else has been working on.  

Happy Quilting!  


  1. I fell totally short of my UFO Completion Goal. As usual my resolution for 2012 is to FINISH!

    That quilt is one of my favorites!

    glen in Louisiana

  2. I made that same quilt years ago. It's a good one. I didn't get all my UFO's finished that I had on "the list" for 2011, thank goodness 2012 is coming I'll just bump them to it.
    I do still hold out hope to finish the couple of new projects I started (bad me) this year instead of finishing UFO's....
    have fun shopping to fill the stocking of that 'short person' in your family.
    Oh, I think I just felt a 'gramma jealousy pang'
    ....someday :)

  3. Actually, I got my UFO list completed by June 30th so I've been playing in new project or projects in my mind since then. Some is old fabric stash, but still a new project. I've only got 3 or 4 tops ready for quilting for next year. So, I'm ready for 2012 and some NEW directions. Going to try some NEW things! YEA!

    Quilter Congratulations for all your finishes for 2011!!! And, have a Happy Holiday Season!

  4. I love that quilt every time I see. I hope it takes you a little while longer to finish so I can keep seeing it. Or of course I could make one of my own ;)

    Congrats on getting those UFOs done and a productive year. Have a wonderful Holiday Season

  5. That seems to be a very popular pattern I just finished a version of it last week. I love the way yours is looking.

  6. Love that quilt! And you are ahead of me, I have only bought two gifts so far.....I'm hoping to skip right into February and that no one will notice.

  7. It always feels so great to see a top put together! The blocks always look better when sewn together. Your top is lovely and will be a good start for next years UFO's.

  8. That top is wonderful. You can never have too many quilty projects going at once. Can you?

  9. Bonnie, this is such a beautiful quilt! Another bloggy friend just finished up one very similar! :)

  10. Glad you were able to find the box with the instructions. Been there, done that. This is going to be a great quilt.

  11. Yay for you and the finishes of this year! I love that quilt and can't wait to see it done. I have fallen short of my goals of finishes for the year, but any progress is progress, so I will take what I have gotten done and be happy with it! lol

  12. Well, I guess you have really been busy. And you met almost all your goals for last week. That is a whole lot better than I did. I think I am going to have to give up this part time job so I can spend more time in the studio with my friendly machines. :-)

  13. I'm working on one of those quilts, though I haven't decided what to do for a border yet. Hmmmmmm. Love your bright fabrics! :-)

  14. I really like your "Patches & Pinwheels" quilt! love the bright blue skinny border and then the triangles with the light and dark. It's a great look.

    I have a ziplock of 16 patches already made for this quilt.... stored away somewhere in the sewing room... just gotta make the pinwheels soon.

    Love from Indiana! ~bonnie


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