Sep 16 2013

Design Wall Monday 09-16-13

This has been a busy quilty weekend.  The binding has been attached to the front of the RRCB quilt.

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The binding has been sewn down on two sides.  I think that it should be finished by the end of the week.

I have also been busy making blocks for the Blue Ridge Beauty and the Split-Nine Patches – both patterns by Bonnie Hunter.  The Blue Ridge Beauty is going to have 168 blocks with a 12 x 14 layout.  It will be twin bed size at 72″ x 84″.  Currently I have 20 completed – 1/8 of the way there!

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I decided on a layout for the Split-Nine Patches.  In Brenda Henning’s Strip Therapy 5 book is a pattern called Half Log Cabin and I am laying out the Split-Nine Patches in that design.

091513A  (1024x591)Those lime green squares really pop out, don’t they?  I may add one more row and column to this project since I am having so much fun with it.  My best guess is that this will end up mid-50″ x mid-60″.  I am also thinking of quilting some feathers in the light sections.

Three projects in progress at the same time – that should keep me out of mischief.  For some inspiration check out what everyone is working on at Patchwork Times.


8 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 09-16-13”

  1. Gari says:

    Great projects. That Bonnie Hunter is really keeping you busy. I like your split 9 patch, I maybe will need to try that.

  2. Bonnie in Va says:

    Nothing like binding a big quilt. You go girl. Your split 9 patch is coming along nicely.

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you for stopping by. I enjoy hand sewing the binding down and looking at all the piecing & quilting, but taking the final stitch is the best.

  3. Diana in RR, TX says:

    Some where I have some Blue Ridge patches started! Love your layout for your split 9 patch. Another favorite block for mine.

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you for stopping by. I know exactly what you mean – I made about 20 four patches for Blue Ridge 3 years ago and then they just collected dust. But now is their time. Your patches will have their day in the sun also.

  4. Linda says:

    Your RRCB is beautiful. And the other two quilts you are working on are on my to-do also. I admire you being able to work on two at a time. If I tried that I’d have everything all mixed up. lol

    • Marlene says:

      Thank you. So far I haven’t mixed up split 9 patches with Blue Ridge patches, but I did sew a half square triangle on the wrong way – twice. Seam ripper is my friend.

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