Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday Meandering 8 - 13 - 2018

Here's what I was working on this week.

I finished the quilting my framed square quilt on Sunday afternoon.  The quilting design is new so this quilt was a good opportunity to try it.  It is called Diamond Magic Pantograph from My Creative Stitches. I love how it looks.  I learned how to nest a pattern -- turned out pretty good in my eyes! Next I need to find a fabric to use for binding.  This quilt will be a donation to a senior group. Here's one row of the design on Ruthie's computer. 

Last spring I cut out this quilt to possibly make during the May retreat. Since I didn't get to it then I decided it was time to get it made up now.  I'm trying to decide if I want to add a small, calm border between the 9 patches and the center floral fabric.  It has a couple additional borders after the 9 patches. What do you think?  Maybe that dark green for a border, or a lighter cream or leave it as it is?  Let me know what you think. 

The pattern is from Quiltmaker's All Time Favorites, Spring 2001 magazine.  (OMG who knew I would actually use a pattern from a magazine from 2001!  I guess it made some sense to keep my old Quiltmaker mags.)

I did pretty well on my goals this week, even if I had to sneak back to the studio after dinner on Sunday.  Most items have been checked off but a couple need a bit more time to finish them. 
August 6, 2018
Bind 16 patch quilt
Bind strippy quilt√ started
Finish knit bear still need legs and tail attached
Quilt framed 7 ½” blocks
Figure out next step on bargello (and begin!)√ 
Cut our 2 pillowcases
Keep making string borders for Jamestown Landing√ I'm almost done!

Here's what I'll be working on during this week.  Hum, it isn't as long a list -- maybe I'll be able to get all the items totally finished. Don't hold your breath. 

August 13, 2018
Finish binding strippy quilt
Add legs and tail to bear
Bind framed 7 ½” squares 
Work on 9 patches for flower pots quilt
Start sewing more strips to bargello
Finish piecing the string borders for Jamestown Landing

I'm ending with my favorite linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday and Moving It Forward. I'll keep checking back with Main Crush Monday and add that link as it becomes available. 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Nice job of checking so many items off of your goal list. The new pantograph looks great on the framed squares.

  2. I like the diamond quilting pattern! That would be good for lots of scrappy quilts. I know that the pattern calls for a large whole-cloth block but what comes to mind is cutting it into squares and alternating with the nine-patches.

  3. Great progress last week. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  4. Love your framed square quilt. The other quilt might need a thin border between the middle and the 9-patches, something to separate it a bit. The picture looks a little too busy but maybe it's just the picture.

  5. I think the floral could benefit from a narrow frame (either dark or light) and it might help (or totally screw up) the math in your 9-patch border.

  6. You got a lot done -- that pantograph looks really neat on the framed squares quilt. Like others, I agree that a narrow border would help the central block stand out.

  7. I like the idea of framing the floral focal piece on your quilt. I think it looks quite busy without the frame. I am wondering how it will impact the math for the number of nine patch blocks to go around it though? (I hate that part of the process!!)

  8. I would add a border between the panel and the blocks. Something to rest the eye, a light shade, definitely wouldn't use green, there's so much of it already. Love the pantograph!!


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