Monday, December 9, 2013

Design Wall Monday 12-9-2013

Here's what's on (or was on) the walls: 
Jenny's Row By Row was delivered last week but I thought I would share the whole thing.   You can see a little of quilting if you click on the picture. 
This mug rug is almost done!  I couldn't find dark buttons for the eyes.  It's a very big mug rug or it might be considered a mini-quilt, your choice! 

From previous week's goal list -- I got all the rows of this X-Block quilt put together. 

Here's a closeup of the possible border for this quilt.  Last week I ordered some things from Connecting Threads so I decided to add a backing fabric for this.  I was going to order border fabric too but then I thought about using strips of red, white and blue to make a border.  What do you think?  I'm pretty sure the backing is going to be a dark blue....who can remember after I've been doing so many other things?  

I do know I plan to mitre the borders. I'm not sure whether I'll have enough of the blue stars to bind it but I have enough of the red fab for binding. 

I didn't do as well on the goals list because it took nearly 3 full days of quilting to finish the row by row. (Or at least as full day of quilting as I could stand!) 

Week of December 2, 2013
Finish quilting Jenny’s quilt
Finish and mail a secret project Almost done mailing tomorrow
Keep working on placemats (4 to go) nope
Make 2 pillow cases for Christmas Quilt nada
Keep up on the knitting projects√ one is closing in on a finish
Visit Mt Vernon bad timing… didn’t make it
Visit with Sophie, Natalie, Jenny and Brian√ great time!
Sing at the Advent Lessons and Carols Nope, it got iced out.

Week of December 9, 2013

Finish and mail a secret project
Keep working on placemats (4 to go)
Make 2 pillow cases for Christmas Quilt
Keep on the knitting projects
Start another secret project
Embroider sweatshirt for ME!
Make ornaments with Diana and gals
Sing at the Advent Lessons and Carols

That's it for today.  I'm off to make some ornaments with Diana, Jennie and Mickey.  Oops, no, it isn't it!  Don't forget to visit Patchwork Times to start your visit to design walls across the internet. 

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. Great projects - the snowman mug mat is cute as can be.

    The X-Block quilt is fantastic. Try switching the blue and red borders and see if you like it. The red blocks are more dominant and might need more contrast for the framing border.

  2. Your row by row quilt is fantastic. The colors are so bright. Your snowman is super cute.

  3. Bonnie, I love the row by row quilt-I bet that was fun to quilt! The snowman is adorable even without his eyes. Love the XBox quilt I do like the red, white and blue striped borders. You have been busy!!!!


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