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Design Wall Monday 12-09-13

There are two projects on my design wall at the moment.  My main project is  Blockhead Baby Quilt.  Here are the building blocks for the quilt.

120913    (1024x924)My plan is to have the top finished by Friday and quilt & bind it this weekend.  The pattern is easy and I like how the finished quilt looks, but I am moving slow because this is the third one this year.  It is a Christmas gift, so I need to get busy.

The second project on my design wall is Bonnie Hunter’s pattern Sisters Nine Patch from her book Adventures with Leaders & Enders.

120913A   (1024x768)I started making the green and cream 9 patch blocks several years ago, but I didn’t have a background fabric that I liked.  Jo-Ann’s to the rescue as they had their autumn fabric at 60% off.  I enjoy the surprise of the gourds in the fabric.

Check out all the quilt inspiration at Patchwork Times.


Progress on Rainbow Star

Every day this week I have made two or three blocks for the Rainbow Star quilt top.  I really like how this quilt is looking.

051713    (838x1024)I also had a light bulb moment this week and realized what was bothering me about the layout – it was the three orange blocks all together in the upper left hand corner.  I replaced the orange block with a red block so that all the colors run diagonally across the quilt.

Weekend plans include finishing this quilt – top, quilting and binding.  What are your weekend quilting plans?


Clue 5 and String Blocks

Bonnie said that the clues would be easy during the holidays and she delivered.  I had time on Friday morning to cut out the turquoise squares, so I finished the blocks Friday evening – a record for me.

My box of Easy Street parts is getting full!

Saturday and Sunday was spent making 24 string blocks.  String blocks are a bit messy, but very satisfying to use up all those little bits.

Where are all those string blocks going?  They are being sewn into my version of Daylilies from Bonnie Hunter’s book String Fling.

My version uses 12″ dresden plate blocks (gifted to me) instead of 14″ daylilies –

but I think it has the same “feel”.  I hope to have these blocks sewn together today, then it will be on to the borders.

Check out Easy Street Link-Up at Quiltville and Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are working on.

Happy Holidays,


Can you believe your eyes?

This is my clean cutting table!  I had to take a picture of it because this only happens maybe once a year.  Never fear – it will be covered in fabric soon.

Saturday was quilt guild meeting and August was my month for set-up, refreshments and clean-up.  It is a lot of work, but I am done for the year.  So what did I sew at quilt guild?

Twelve Lazy Eyes blocks from Strip Therapy 2 by Brenda Henning.  It is a perfect project for your 2 1/2″ and 1 1/2″ strips.  I plan on making 12 – 15 blocks every month at quilt guild so by the beginning of next year there should be enough for the quilt top.

When I finished the blocks, I sewed the borders on my musical nine patch quilt top.

Doesn’t it just make you smile?

My plan for August is machine quilting.  I am hoping to get at least three tops quilted, bound and finished.