Monday, April 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday 4-21-2014

Here's the Throw Me a Curve challenge today. I added some plain squares.   I'm thinking I'll make each of these blocks smaller.  They are currently 6 1/2" which was the only size templates I had.  I've never used these templates yet I've had them for YEARS! Think 10+ years.  I am tickled to actually be using them and surprised at how easy it is to cut out the fabric using a small rotary cutter.  And, the sewing is just as easy.  I may have to do something else with these templates! I would like to get these blocks to a top stage before I have my week in Maryland.  They are due at the Country Piecemaker's May meeting right after I get back from Maryland.  

I'm also in the middle of quilting a QOV quilt for Country Piecemakers.  Here it is on Ruthie with a row and a half done. This block works well as a group project.  It is made as a disappearing 9 patch to begin with and then  sew and flip squares are added to make the star points.  We used donated fabric and purchased background fabric.  The blocks need to be cut to size after they are made which is why it works so well for a group!   
I will be demonstrating this block at the Faithful Circle Quilters show on Friday, May 2nd.  If you are anywhere near Columbia, Maryland during the show stop in and enjoy.  Nearly 300 quilts will be hung. And there will be vendors, silent auction, $10 and under table and Peddler's table. You can read more about it at the Faithful Circle Quilters web site. 

Here's what's been happening with my goals.
Week of April 14, 2014
Border sail boat quilt
Begin quilting QOV quilt
Embroider shirt and pants for Sophie
Clean off cutting table
Make progress on A Tisket, A Tasket blocks
Clean House
Sing multiple Easter Week services

And what I must get done this week.
Week of April 21, 2014
Finish quilting QOV quilt
Embroider shirt for Sophia
Make parts for demo for quilt show
Border Sail Boat Quilt
Go see Wicked!
Plan next BOM and write directions
Work on Throw Me a Curve Quilt

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Happy Quilting All!  


  1. You got a lot done! That QOV is very special. Love the block.

  2. You've definitely thrown that Challenge a curve!!! That's one of my favorite layouts for the Drunkard's Path blocks. Great job!

  3. Love the QOV. I'm adding it to my quilts to make for QOV list.


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