Monday, November 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday–November 23, 2015

One of my quilt guilds has a UFO challenge each year.  For 2016 I have selected the 5 UFO’s to work on.  Trust me when I tell you I had quite a variety to choose from.  The first UFO finish is due in January so this week, after picking my 5 projects, I started working on this one.


The plan is for this to be a new “front door” quilt for the month of January.  I’m pretty sure I made this in a guild workshop many years ago.  It’s paper pieced but I really can’t remember who the teacher was or what the project was called.  Does anyone know?  I’d love to be able to include the info on my label. 

To see what’s on other quilters design walls, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, November 16, 2015

Design Wall Monday–November 16, 2015

On my wall this week is this block I made in a guild workshop on Saturday.


This is just the center of what I hope will turn out to look something like this.


This quilt belongs to Claudia Gomez and it is her original design.  This is my first big step into modern quilting so we’ll see how it goes.  The quilting is fairly simple but looks very complicated and time consuming but it really seems to make the quilt special. 

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



Monday, November 2, 2015

Design Wall Monday–November 2, 2015

A few weeks ago I showed you a long skinny quilted piece that didn’t look like much.  Well I finally got back to working on the project and here it is. 


It’s amazing what you can do with a few leftovers. 


Here’s a peak inside, with lots of pockets.   


I think it makes a great market basket. 

Check out what others are working on over at Judy’s blog



Monday, October 26, 2015

Design Wall Monday–October 26, 2015

Last week my friendship group the Wednesday Wackos got together to reveal our almost year long block exchange.  In December the 10 of us that participated make our own first block.  We each picked our own theme, size, fabrics or whatever else we chose to do.  We then passed it off to the next person in rotation that was selected by drawing names out of a hat.  It was a very fun year, each month working on a block for someone different following their guidelines. 

My 2015 theme was Wonky houses, any size.  The only thing I asked was that there be something on the block that indicated the month they worked on mine.  I started it off by making a Christmas House for December.  If you were to see it up close, there is a Santa Clause poking out of the chimney. 

Here are the completed blocks that are now on my design wall.


January – Made by Pam Osorio – She loves (and I’m so thankful she does) hand embroidery.  I love the little details like the snow flakes and the smoke coming out of the chimney.


February – Terri Ayala – Don’t you just love the Valentines day theme.  Notice the little heart door knob. 


April – Pat Barton – This is my birthday month and Pat made me a birthday cup house – How cute is that! I’ll just add one thing…….WOW!


May – Marilyn Pond – Is the the “best” wonky house with all the May flowers and don’t you just love the little bird sitting on the roof. 


June – Sue Salinger – Sue knows how much I love all the camping trailer blocks.  This brings back fond memories of my childhood when my family used to camp in a little trailer.  My Mom would have love it if our trailer had been this cute.


July – Vicki Allred – I know Vicki was nervous since this was her first time participating in a Wacko project but she shouldn’t have been.  I love my patriotic house, it’s just perfect and I love the flip flops at the front door.


August – Patti Morrison – A perfect August day at the beach in my beach house.  It’s so perfect with the surfboard, palm tree, kite and of course the bright sun.  It’s so perfect.


September – Linda Castle – I know school starts early in some places but here, all the way back to when I was in school, it starts in September.  What a fabulous September block with a school house and school bus.  Love it! 


October – Susan Contreras – I love Halloween and this is the perfect block to celebrate.  I suppose it’s suppose to be a spooky house but I think it’s the cutest Halloween house ever.  Notice the cat in the window, the witches feet and the witches broom.  I love how the picket fence is wonky. 


That leaves me with March and November blocks to make before I can start playing with putting this together.  My granddaughter Emily is my quilt advisor and she has decided I need a teepee for November with a turkey sitting by the door and for March she decided I need a leprechaun house.  I’ve started the November block and hopefully I’ll get it them both done quickly so that I can start playing with pulling this all together. 

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



Monday, October 19, 2015

Design Wall Monday–October 19, 2015

I had a leftovers from a previous project so I put this together over the weekend.


It’s all layered and ready to be quilted.  When finished it will hopefully be a gift, but you’ll have to wait and see what it becomes. 

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



Monday, October 12, 2015

Design Wall Monday–October 12, 2015

I just returned from vacation but this is waiting for me to finish.


Yes, another skirt.  This is my October Halloween skirt.  I got it all cut out before leaving on vacation but now I need to get it made so that I can wear it Wednesday for my October guild meeting. 

Check out the selvedge.



And once again here’s the pattern I use although the pockets are something I added to the original.


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



Monday, October 5, 2015

Design Wall Monday–October 5, 2015

Along with a few other things, this is what I worked on last week.


Kinda of a funny shape but look what it turned in to.


And here’s the inside.


I love how it turned out.

While Natalia and Molly stay home, my husband John and I are taking a little week long cruise.  If you’d like to follow along, check out our vacation blog at

If you’d like to see what others are working on check out Judy’s blog



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