Monday, August 17, 2015

Design Wall Monday 8-17-2015

Not much different on my design wall this week.  I just realized I haven't shown the stuff on my design wall for several weeks. Here's what it looks like these days. I've gotten more red Turkey Track blocks up.  I've sewn a couple of the row by rows together. Still don't know how I'm going to handle the sides.  I didn't want a long, narrow quilt.  So I'm breaking up some of the rows to put on the sides.  We'll see how long it takes me to figure this out.  My guess is that I'll get the 9 turkey track blocks done before the row by row is finally put together. I did buy some navy blue to set the individual blocks so the end may be in sight.

The big event was to finish loading my Trip Around the World (TAW) quilt.  I was laid low by a fast moving bug Thursday and took Friday off to recuperate by lazing around the house.  Saturday I tackled TAW. 

This is called Harrison Edge 2 Edge.  I purchased the pattern from My Creative Stitches where it is currently on sale for $5.00.  Yep, an incredible bargain.  (Note -- this is a digital pattern for long arm machines.  I've never checked to see if they offer paper patterns.) 
Now the downside of this gorgeous design.  It takes forever to stitch each row. I estimate it takes 20 minutes. Well, it really isn't the design's fault.  This quilt is over 90" wide (and 102 or so long... I'm in for the long haul to get this one done.)   

On to my weekly goals. Last week wasn't too bad considering I didn't take as much studio time this week.

Week of August 10, 2015
Finish quilting the handprint quilt√ Finished and returned
Load my Trip Around the World and begin quilting √ 5 rows done (out of 15.)
Take a road trip to visit more quilt shops to pick up Row x Row
Continue working on Talking Turkeyand 2014 Row x Row

And this week . . . 
Week of August 17, 2015
Finish quilting Trip Around the World quilt (TAW)
Continue working on Talking Turkey and 2014 Row x Row
Embroidery Day at Dorothy’s
Make label for TAW
Make and apply binding for TAW. 

I'm linking up with Main Crush Monday, Monday Makings and Design Wall Monday.  Take a look at what others are doing this week. 

Happy Quilting All! 


  1. I've always loved a 'Trip Around the World' quilt. Yours has a special sparkle!! Sally

  2. I hope the bug has left the building and you feel better. Love TAtW quilts! And that design is fabulous and perfect for this quilt.
    I haven't bought any row by row designs but I sure enjoy seeing what everyone has.

  3. I enjoyed seeing your design wall and was thrilled with the way your Trip Around The World is progressing!

  4. The Row by Row segments that you've finished a colorful and FUN!

    I love the quilting you are doing on your TAW. Well done.

  5. You have lots of fun blocks up there for the row by row quilt. The quilting motif you are using for your TWA is gorgeous. It's going to be a beautiful finish.


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