Monday, September 1, 2014

Design Wall Monday 9-1-2014

The calendar month has turned.  Schools are either already started or starting tomorrow.  Here in the Mid-Atlantic the heat is on. 97º is forecasted for tomorrow.  I'll crank the AC to really cold and spend the day in the studio.  Here's what I worked on this weekend. I made blocks for it but did not put it together.  I did quilt it and I'll be binding it this week also.  The borders are more green than the color shown.  It will be heading off to its recipient this week hopefully. Some of you may recognize it as a Quiltville Hearts quilt. 

And here's a picture of the quilting on it.  I'm very pleased with how close the quilting looks like the pantograph I used. (Daisy Swirl) The backing fabric color is a beautiful pink with bit of darker pink.  I used a pink variegated thread on it which looks fabulous, if I do say so myself.  The front was a white So Fine. Batting was Hobb's -- but I don't remember which one -- I have a roll of it and it doesn't say anywhere on the roll. Bummer. 

Here's my goal results for last week.  I did well but the quilt above wasn't even on it and it should have been! 

Week of August 25, 2014
Finish binding baby quilts
Sew Dresden baskets together into a top in progress
Start next row by row
Wash more of the donated fabric
Visit Nag’s Head
Go to Sit and Stitch on Sunday
Plan quilting for the mystery for relay quilt UGH didn’t even think about it

And this week's goals. 

Week of September 1, 2014
Sew Dresden baskets into top
Start next row by row
Make another Christmas Favorites block
Practice with the new computerized long arm!
Sew Mystery of Powhatan quilt together
Make last month’s and this month’s color challenge blocks
Plan bom for Country Piecemakers
Knit on sock

See what I snuck in on this week's list?  I'm getting an upgrade to my long arm.  I am adding a computerized component.  Although my panto work is getting much better I am very happy to add the computer to ramp up my quilting. I'm hoping to add a few customer quilts to help pay for this upgrade. In fact, I'm tickled to have a customer quilt coming in sometime in the next week or two.  This weekend I'll be throwing a bunch of baby quilts I have ready to quilt on Ruthie so that I can practice.  I think I have 5 or 6 of my own quilts ready to go and 2 baby charity quilts for someone else. Then I need to steadily work on the quilts I have ready to go to clear out the back log.  I should have some great finishing numbers at the end of September.  If you are looking for my August Fabric Stash report check back tomorrow.  I didn't want to throw it in with this posting.  A peak into the results looks like I actually USED more than I bought! 

I'm connecting up with Patchwork Times for the Design Wall Monday link up.  

Happy Quilting All!  


  1. Love your hearts quilt - have to check out Bonnie's pattern!

  2. This is a fabulous quilt. Someone is going to be thrilled to own it.
    I'm trying really hard to follow a list each week. I just need to be retrained. LOL You do so well with yours!
    97 is just too hot and where in the heck did summer go? Our schools start Wednesday. I'm going to miss my kiddos stop in visits!

  3. I've never seen that pattern on quiltville, I really like it!

    The pantograph you chose is great!

  4. Oooh, have fun with the computerized addition to your longarm machine! Excellent work on the quilt as well as meeting nearly ALL of your goals.

  5. Great quilt and sounds like you will have a very busy week. Have fun playing!

  6. Congrats on the almost finish. The quilting is beautiful, the quilt is gorgeous.


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