Monday, October 29, 2012

Design Wall Monday 10-29-12

Another Design Wall Monday has rolled around and wow, a lot of things are happening around here.  First, Sandy is chugging past the Richmond area and isn't turning west near us.  But for those north of here it is going to be overwhelming.  We've had rain for the last 12 hours or so but the winds haven't been all that high.  We'll see how that goes. 

Today I share a 1600 quilt.... that has been on a diet.  Usually 1600 quilts are made with 40 2.5" strips. This one was sent from Jane, the queen this month in the Queen Bee group I am in.  She sent 32 strips and those worked up to a decent size quilt.  I believe she will be donating them to Project Linus in her area.  Thanks Jane.  I really enjoyed how fast this went together.  
The beginning of the strips sewn end to end.

Fold, sew together.  This is a couple of folds in.

Getting closer.

All done. Ready for borders or quilting. 

Have you visited Alycia Quilts recently?  I wandered over there this week and found she is doing a block drive.  She's got directions on this blog for making Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips Around the World.  Thank yous to Bonnie for giving Alycia permission to use her block and instructions.  And the best part, all the blocks will be made into Quilts of Valor and given to wounded service men and women.  I whipped this one up last night.  The hardest part was finding fabric in red and blue.  White, I have covered.  What happened to those three fat quarters I bought recently?  And, to spur you on Alycia is offering an incentive.  For every 5 blocks you get to her before 11/15 you will be entered in a drawing for a 5 yard bundle of fabric.  Wahoo!  I want to win and I sure hope it is patriotic fabrics!  
Here's are the goals... not great but I'm happy with what I did get done.  

Week of October 22
Work on Scrap Squad #5
Draw Scrap Squad #6 in EQ
Take a few days off
Work on Sophia's sweater
Finish the small hexagon top oops
Week of October 29
Put Zipper in Sophia's sweater
Finish SS#5 top
Start SS #6
Finish pillow sham for blue and yellow quilt
Finish the small hexagon top

It's a wet Monday here on the East Coast.  I hope to do some more sewing and I'm hoping we don't lose power. For more Design Wall reports check in at Patchwork Times. Enjoy the inspiration. 


  1. The strippy quilt is great. I need to do something like that with all my scraps.

    I saw the call for blocks on Alycia's blog, but I haven't made one yet. Thanks for the reminder.

    Sending good vibes that you don't lose power and that Sandy does not cause too much trouble in your area.

  2. I love the jelly roll quilts. Thanks for letting me know how many strips make a baby size quilt. I tried to make one using only 22 strips and that doesn't really work.
    Be safe.

  3. I love making those jelly roll race quilts. In my guild we race as a group to see who can get a top first...much fun!!

  4. Wow -- that's a lot of strips!!Your patriotic block is wonderful -- I'll have to check out Alycia's blog. Stay safe and dry, Bonnie!! :)

  5. I love your block!! Great colors an contrast!!!


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