Feb 13 2017

Design Wall Monday 02-13-17

It was a productive weekend and I got several small projects completed.  First was the quilting and binding of the small wallhanging Lakeside Retreat (19″ x 17 1/2″).  This is a Cynthia England kit that was pieced before 2008 (in 2008 I started numbering and keeping a spreadsheet of my quilt tops).

After making this wallhanging, I really have an appreciation for the amount of time and skill Cynthia puts into her larger quilts.  It was a good experience for me to make this quilt, however I don’t plan on doing another.

I also made two pillowcases using My Little Ponies fabric that I found on the clearance rack.

Won’t they make a great gift to one of my granddaughters?

So now to my design wall – I haven’t posted a picture recently of Charlotte’s Baskets, so here it is.

Since this is my leader/ender project the progress is of the slow and steady kind.  I cut out the pieces for the reaming seven baskets over the weekend and am looking forward to more completed blocks.

I also have another top to be machine quilted this week along with a setting triangle for the Lincoln quilt.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.

Marlene

2 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 02-13-17”

  1. Libby in TN says:

    Someone suggest once — maybe you? — that I use my string blocks in Charlotte’s Baskets. Maybe I will after seeing how pretty yours are!

    • Marlene says:

      I picked out a different basket than Bonnie used in her Charlotte’s Baskets quilt. It was a basket block from Bonnie’s Addicted to Scraps column that showed more background than her original basket block. It is a great way to use string blocks and any 6″ finished block could be used.

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