Monday, July 8, 2013

Design Wall Monday 7-8-13

Only one thing on the design wall today and not all that much is getting done on it. I'm trying to decide on borders. I have enough of the orange in the bottom left and the green (that looks more black than green) on the top.  I don't have enough of the print fabric to border it. Any suggestions?  I am putting a flange of black between the tree of life and the outer blocks.  It's all ready to go but I've been painting. 

So how did I do with my goals? Not bad. Painting ceilings is hard work and wore me out even though Pat did the majority of it. However I wiped down all the walls and ceilings with the tack cloth before we started the painting. And, I am pretty good at cleaning rollers and paint brushes though.  

Week of July 1, 2013

Put 1800 blocks together into top√ started
Paint ceiling in studio
Paint closet in studio – didn't start, we're using it to store supplies now
Pack up first 3 bookshelves in preperation to move √ a little is started
Work on Orange Peels√ maybe one was done! 

Week of July 8, 2003
Begin painting walls of new studio
Put 1800 quilt together
Batt up 1800 quilt
Bind charity quilt
Keep packing and organizing studio for move

I leave you with this butterfly feeding at a cone flower in my garden.  I have a wonderful Pat Sloan pattern of cone flowers that I plan to make ... someday! Evidently deer do not like cone flowers as we have some flowers.  It took the deer a long time to eat our hostas because of all the scaffolding and stuff in front of the house.  But now that it's gone the deers are enjoying the smorgasbord!  

Visit Judy Laquidara's web site to start your tour of Design Walls this morning. 
Happy Quilting! 


  1. love the blocks on the design wall. I've made Pat Sloan's coneflower (tall and skinny) I think she calls it-if it's the same pattern-I love it!

  2. I love what is happening on the design wall! That flange is a great idea. As for borders, I'm stumped. It may be one of those times that you audition nearly everything you have! Sometimes I have done that and the fabric I expected to not work at all was perfect and I only tried it because I was so unsure. Good luck!

  3. Love that orange. I need some in my stash. Blocks look wonderful


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