Monday, September 2, 2013

Design Wall Monday 9-2-13

Have you started blocks for Alycia's Quilts of Valor Big Blowout Block drive? I finally got two made yesterday.  They are so cool.  I was really tickled that I had some star fabric I could put to use.  I know I purchased it to use for QOV.  I really didn't mean that the stripes should be so even it's just that I used 2" strips. (OOOH I love that I can pull strips from my 2" strip drawer.)   More are in the offering. 
And below is the second one.  Awesome, again, pulled from the 2" strip drawer.  I'll have to cut more yellow ones but I've got blue covered! 

And, I finished a quilt this weekend.  Well, except as I was taking these pictures I realized I hadn't tied the threads off so I'll be doing that some time soon.  I have a box labeled quilt tops where I've stashed some tops that I didn't want to quilt right away. (Hey, quilted tops take so much more room than unquilted!) When Ruthie was set back up I needed to try her out and all the parts of this quilt was stored in the box: top, back and binding.  I have several packages of batting stored so I was set to go.
And while I was outside I took a look at the beans.  Wow! More beans to bring in. That's the perfect amount for dinner for Pat and I. Yum. 

Didn't do so well on the Weekly Goals this past week. But there's always this week! 

Week of August 26, 2013
Finish making Fran’s blocks & mail them off More are made but not all
Load Bumble Bee quilt and start quilting Backing is loaded, or half on
Hand sew down binding on Coins quilt
Put away “stuff” for long arm OOPS! 
Cut 10” squares for retreat drawing √ found some but want some more
Pick a UFO to work on
Hand quilt on 1800s quilt
Week of September 2, 2013
Continue to work on Bumble Bee quilt
Cut 10” squares for retreat drawing
Make more QOV blocks
Finish making Fran’s blocks & mail them off
Continue to work on shaded 9 patches
Hand quilt on 1800’s quilt
Finish 8 orange peel blocks 

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Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Your QOV blocks are great! The stars and stripes are perfect. And a bonus since the strips were already cut!

  2. Fabulous blocks for QoV! Thanks for the reminder - they are on my to-do list as well and should help using scraps...

  3. Thanks for the reminder - I need to get some blocks made.

  4. Love your QOV blocks. I have that same star material, just love it!! MMMMM, yummy beans :)


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