Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Design Wall Monday, Er, Tuesday

We were traveling this weekend and didn't have much in the way of internet connectivity. So, this will be a Design Wall Tuesday! 

I can't show what I got the most work done on last week.  Suffice it to say I am quite tickled with it.  I'll be able to post it in a few weeks after it wings its way to England.   So, instead of it, I'm showing a ho hum flannel quilt I'm working on.  I was given a small bunch of kiddy print flannel squares.  When I got home I found a bunch of hand dyed flannel I had done years ago.  So, I cut squares to match.  After messing around with the various blocks for a while I came up with this design.  I've started sewing them together as leader/enders.  

While we were visiting in Michigan I went to The Quilt Patch in Tecumseh, Mi. It is great to have close friends who live in a great small town with a fabulous quilt store! I didn't go wild mainly because I didn't have a fabric shopping plan. (What was I thinking? Evidently, I wasn't thinking!) Anyway, I bought a couple of 1 page set of directions.  And, I got this cute little ornament kit. I thought the presentation in a coffee cup was too darn cute.  Will I be able to throw away the cup?  Eventually.  I may take the kit with me on retreat and give it a go.  You can find more about the kits at Happy Hollow Designs.
We had a great time at Matthew's graduation party.  It was wonderful to spend time with Lisa and Kirk, Sarah, Matthew and various relatives we had met over the years.  And, I have to tell you these folks know how to throw a great party!  

Pat and I left to come home early on Monday morning.  We thought we'd take two days to drive home but we just kept going.  With stops it took us 12 hours and 15 minutes.  I doubt we will ever plan to do that again but it worked.  We got a good night's sleep in our own beds last night.  It felt great! 

We saw this barn quilt on the way there but I couldn't get my camera out fast enough.  So, I was somewhat prepared to snap a picture on the way home.  There were several other quilt blocks that we could only see on the way home but the road was pretty busy and I couldn't get any pictures. Fun to see though! 

I didn't have much on my goals last week. And, I didn't get much done on them either, except the small quilt. 

Week of May 20, 2013
Finish small quilt top for swap just need to quilt borders and bind√
Trim Kitty Cat  quilt
Make binding for Kitty Cat quilt
Go visit the Maki’s and celebrate Matt’s graduation

Here are a few things I need to finish this week.  I better get hopping on them! 

Week of May 27, 2013
Finish small quilt top for swap
Mail swap quilt
Finish sewing down green binding
Make 1 triangle thread holder
Make June Brown Bag blocks
Wash new fabrics
Go to Penzy’s to pick up spices
Make and mail hearts to Quiltville Hearts group

Look at what just got delivered at my house! 
I guess that means we really are starting on the attic finish!  Tomorrow the back side will be opened up and a row of windows will be put in.  Natural light to quilt by!  Woo hoo! 

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Happy stitching all! 

1 comment:

  1. Natural light windows will be well worth the mess. I hope the installation goes quickly.


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