Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday 2-10-2014

Pictures are worth a thousand words.  (or maybe 450!)
The borders are on.  On to figuring out if I bought enough backing fabric.... 

The stained glass quilt is done and on the wall.  My quilt on the bed is all different colored blues and the yellow on the pillow shams.  I have a trip around the world quilt in the works that is burgundies, peaches, and a variety of red which is why the border on this was cut so more of the pinky/red color was evident.  I want to be able to use the wall hanging no matter which quilt is on the bed.  Of course, I have to put the border on it and quilt it so it isn't going to happen this week.  

Wanda, Barbara and Kay show off their team's QOV done at guild meeting Saturday.
Have you seen the disappearing 9 patch star pattern?  Country Piecemakers had a sewing day after our normal meeting Saturday.  We were broken into 3 teams and pieced enough stars for 3 quilts!  Here's how we did it.  We took donations of red and blue fabrics.  The guild bought white fabric for the background.  Late January we had a cutting party and cut all the fabric.  We are a generous group -- we had enough reds and blues for something like 15 quilts.  After the cutting party two gals took fabric bundles home, added their own background and finished their tops before the meeting.  During the sew-in two tops were completed.  The third one has been taken home as blocks and hopefully will be a top soon. It is a pretty forgiving pattern.

I did pretty well on last week's goals.  YEA! 
Week of February 3, 2014
Finish & mail hearts for Quiltville Hearts group
Make block for CP bom lottery
Make first Christmas Favorites bom√ started
Work on A Tisket, A Tasket oops!
Mail Valentine T Shirts for Natalie & Sophie
Make & mail FCQ Equilters blocks made 4 but want a few more done before mailing
Finish borders on Split 9 Patch
Make backing for Split 9 Patch didn’t get to this.

Now what do I want to do this week? 
Week of February 10, 2014
Continue working on 1st Christmas Favorites Block
Make more FCQ Equilters blocks & mail
Make backing for Split 9 Patch
Work on A Tisket, A Tasket
Embroider lavender sweatshirt for me!
Cut & sew units for Mystery for Relay Quilt #?? It’s a UFO now.
Make another pincushion for swap*

* I've already made one but I'm not thrilled with it.  I bought a ton (ok, maybe a pound) of ground walnut shells to fill a pin cushion (or 40) with. I had wanted to make an inner lining to hold the walnut shells but the first pin cushion finished I couldn't figure out how to add it to the cushion.  So, back to the drawing board.  Eventually I'll post pictures but not until my swap partner receives her pin cushion! 

Stop by Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times to see what others are working on these days...

Happy Quilting All 


  1. Looks like everyone had a great time putting together the QOV. Love the leaders and enders quilt. It turned out great. Love how you made the star go into the borders.

  2. I haven't seen the DNP star - thanks for the link

  3. The Barn Raising Star scrappy quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful QOV too. Looks like a very productive week.

  4. Thanks for visiting today, Bonnie. I like the layout of the split 9-patch, with the extension into the borders. Stained glass is pretty, too. And thank you for the QOV design idea!

  5. That Star quilt at the top is stunning!!! I bet you'll have fun quilting that one. Love it.


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