Mar 30 2015

Design Wall Monday 03-30-15

March has been a good month for finishing quilts.  This is the 4th finish for March and the 6th finish for the year.

032615  (881x1024)The quilt measures 42″ x 50 1/2″.  This quilt was made with leftover scraps from another quilt.  I have tried using software or paper & pencil to design quilts, but the best method for me is to make blocks and play with them on a design wall.  That is the method I used to make this quilt.

Right now my design wall has two projects on it.

033015A (1024x673)On the left is the start of a baby girl quilt which needs to be a finished quilt in the next five weeks.  On the left is my current leader & ender project – Bloomin’ Peaks Quilt from Moda Bakeshop.  The directions for the Bloomin’ Peaks Quilt called for 2 1/2″ squares, but I made my blocks with 2″ squares.  All of the 9-patches have been made, so now it is time to sew the top together.

Since it is the last days of the month, I thought that I would check on my yearly goal progress.

1)  Use over 125 yards of fabric – Have sewn 34 yards YTD

2)  Track yardage bought – Have bought 23 yards YTD

3)  Machine quilt 16 tops – Have 6 finished quilts YTD

4)  Add no UFO’s – Done, in fact finished 3 UFO’s so far

Yeah – everything is looking good on the goal front.

Check out other quilting progress on Judy’s Patchwork Times.

Marlene

4 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 03-30-15”

  1. Sandra says:

    I will have to check out the Moda Bakeshop quilt! Love them, have made several projects from their site.I really like the colours in the finished quilt, very calm. I should start to keep track of fabric used and purchased…

    • Marlene says:

      I have been tracking fabric used for several years, but this is the first time tracking fabric purchased. I guess that I just didn’t want to know how much I bought. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Helen says:

    I love your scrappy quilt.

    And Churn Dash is my favourite block, so love that too!

    • Marlene says:

      I think the Churn Dash block makes a great frame around a fussy cut center. Thank you for your compliment on the scrappy quilt – I really like the blue and tan/brown combination.

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