Design Wall Monday 07-20-15

My sewing area is a disaster of indecision.  I am ready for a new project that is a more of a challenge – either a new technique or more complicated piecing.  My current list is 1) Amish Wedding Ring in the Encyclopedia of Classic Quilt Patterns book, 2) Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell and 3) Flags Flying by Sara Nephew in the book Not Your Grandmother’s Log Cabin.  All three quilts are on the smaller size, so maybe I need to make all of them.

While trying to make a decision I have been machine quilting tops.  The middle of last week I picked out 8 – 10 quilt tops to be finished.  I don’t know if I will get them all completed, but I will continue working on them until I get distracted.

072015 (1018x1024)This is my first finish – Disappearing Frogs.  I always have a hard time deciding on thread color with a high contrast quilt, so I used my old standby – monofilament thread in a stipple pattern.  The quilt measures 38 1/2″ square and I think that the black & white striped binding was the perfect finishing touch.

And what is on my design wall?  Another quilt top to be finished of course!

072015A (1024x791)This top was made sometime between 2002 and 2008.  Towards the end of 2008 I started recording the finish date of my quilt tops and this one was made sometime before that.  It is from Margaret Miller’s book Easy Pieces and measures 36 1/2″ square.

The fabric on the right is the backing along with a quilting stencil that I plan to use and the batting is draped on the left side.  I was tempted to use the backing as a border, but in the end I decided to go borderless.

The Pinwheels on Parade quilt is at the hand stitching the binding down stage, so that one should be finished in a day or two.

One of my goals for this year was to finish 16 quilt tops.  The Disappearing Frog quilt brings my total to 13, so I am confident of over-achieving that goal.

Check out all the other quilt inspiration of Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


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