Monday, June 20, 2016

Design Wall Monday–June 20, 2016


I belong to a friendship group that exchanges birthday blocks.  This is a block I made for my friend Marie.  She chose 9” basket blocks.  I hope she likes it. 

I’m slowly progressing on my Wonky rail fence quilt that I’m making from a bunch of precut scraps that I have an over abundance of. 


To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s patchwork blog.



Monday, June 13, 2016

Design Wall Monday–6/13/16

I recently finished a quilt top that I started in a Bonnie Hunter class several years ago at Road to California.  Bonnie called it Texas Braid.  It’s now at the long arm quilter waiting to be quilted.


See all those logs?  Well, I had precut them way back then, and I now have a gazillion of them left over.  What on earth do I do with them?


I started sewing them together into rail fences and then 4 patches.


I’ve now surrounded the 4 patches to make them wonky, angled rail fence, four patches.  (Say that a few times fast.  Smile)


I’m really starting to like it.  Now I’m thinking it needs a little black and white, so I auditioned some sashing. 

IMG_2163 (Edited) This one may be a little too busy but I like the idea.  Maybe a black and white polka dot.  In the mean time I’m having fun playing.

To see what others have on their design walls, check out Judy’s blog.



Monday, June 6, 2016

Design Wall Monday–June 6, 2016

Better late than never I guess.  I’ve been doing a little sewing but not as much as I’d like.  Here’s the first thing that I’m slowly working on.


I need a total of 36 blocks so I’m 1/3 of the way there. 

The other project that is high on my priority list is sewing/market baskets.  Here’s my latest little quilt that will become the outside of another basket. 


Hopefully I’ll get this quilted this week and then make the basket.  It has a very 40’s – 50’s look to it, don’t you think?.  It reminds me of my mother’s kitchen when I was growing up. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog

In the mean time………………..



Monday, May 30, 2016

Design Wall Monday–May 30, 2016

I’ve had a fun week sewing and creating a new Sewing/Quilting Basket.


It started out as an expensive basket I purchased at Walmart.


The original was cute, but not nearly as cute as it could be……………but it had potential. 

After completely deconstructing the purchased basket (I needed the frame), I started building the new one and changing the shape.  Here’s the quilt top I made for the outside of my basket.


I added lining and pockets to the inside.


And, TA-DA!  A new very cute Sewing/Market Basket to carry all my goodies in.

I’ll be teaching this to a group of retreaters in Las Vegas this summer.  It should be fun to see what fabrics others use.  Here are two of the baskets I made previously.

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I love them both but the basket frame was no longer available so the pattern had to be redesigned to fit the new basket. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, May 23, 2016

Design Wall Monday–May 23, 2016

Last week I was fortunate to spending 5 days at a retreat in Big Bear, CA.  I was with a terrific group of women.  I worked on a few things but here is what I’m still working on and is now on my design wall.


Aren’t these the cutest little churn dash blocks.  I am making them from a kit I purchased at Primitive Gatherings in Murietta, CA.  Here’s the pattern.


To see what others are up to on this Monday morning, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, May 9, 2016

Design Wall Monday–May 9, 2016

My oh my, where does the time go?  I’ve actually been sewing even if it is just a little bit.  I made two skirts last week. 


I love them both and have already worn both of them.

I’ve also been making some things for the Orange Grove Quilt Guild’s boutique that will be at their quilt show July 29th and 30th.  I’ll post more about that as it get closer.  

I have a couple of kits that I’d like to get cut out this week so that I can take them with me to an upcoming retreat. 

To see what others are working on, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday–April 25, 2016

My friendship group The Cotton Patchers has a birthday block exchange.  At the beginning of the year you decide what you’d like to receive from each of the members.  In return you make a block for others as the year goes on.  Since April is my birthday month I received my blocks last week. 


I asked for ugly Christmas sweater blocks.  I wanted them small so that when I put them together it will make a fairly small wall hanging to hang on my front door.  I know they’re suppose to be ugly Christmas sweaters but they are anything but ugly, they are really, really cute.  I’m still waiting for 2 more then I can start figuring out how to arrange them and start working on the assembly. 

Thank you Cotton Patchers, I love each and every one of them. 

To see what others are working on today check out Judy’s blog.



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