Monday, May 18, 2015

Design Wall Monday 5 - 18 - 2015

I had a good sewing day while at the beach house last week.  I am now working on finishing two of the three newest quilts I have started.   I've got the inner border sewn.  I'm now sewing the string pieced blocks together for Love Shack.  I see a finished top coming soon! 

I spent more time yesterday working on Galaxy than I did on Love Shack.  With the V Block ruler from Studio 180, as with all Deb Tucker's rulers that I own, you make the block slightly larger and trim it to the exact size.  The down side of this is that's a LOT of trimming.  The up side is the blocks go together perfectly and you don't need to trim the blocks up at the end. I ran out of units just as I was finishing up for the day yesterday.  

On to my goals.  Last week I was very successful.  Let's hope I can continue the trend for this week! 
Week of May 11, 2015
Trim antique quilt
Make and apply binding to antique quilt
Work on Galaxy blocks
Work on Love Shack
Have fun at the beach

Week of May 18, 2015
Continue on Galaxy Blocks
Load and begin to quilt Wild Dogs
Keep progressing on Love Shack
Figure out Christmas blocks to make a table runner 

I leave you with a picture of Pat and I on the Nags Head Pier.  It was chilly most of the days we were there but we did spend a little time sitting on the beach and enjoying the surf.  

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times and Love Laugh Quilt

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. I love the colors in Galaxy!! Beautiful!

  2. Your heading photo is gorgeous!! Your two quilts are wonderful, too. They are both so bright and colorful. Love Shack is so much fun!!

  3. Galaxy (of stars?) is coming together so well.
    I prefer the beach when it is cool. I'm not so fond of sand getting where sand shouldn't get!


  4. Wonderful progress on both quilts, and both are beautiful!

  5. The love shack is a great pattern.... That's from Bonnie hunter .. Right? Did you see her in person? I took a crumb class from here... I finished that wall hanging and now I'm working on a really big crumb quilt. Happy sewing:):)

  6. Love your star blocks! Hope your good progress continues!

  7. What a cheerful Love Shack! And, oh, the cool calm of Galaxy. (Nice to "meet" you and Pat by photo, too.)

  8. Love Shack is such a fun quilt. Love all those bright colors. Galaxy of Stars is turning out beautifully. Love the purple and blue color palette.

  9. Okay, you're guilting me into finishing up mine, lol.


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