Monday, October 1, 2012

Design Wall Monday–October 1, 2012

Wow………where does the time go.  It continues to be very hot here in Southern California.  In fact, it’s suppose to be 100 degrees today so the news has all kinds of weather warnings.  Unfortunately since we live fairly close to the beach we don’t have air conditioning.  Needless to say it is (and has been) too darn hot to spend time in my sewing room.  I ventured in there this morning in order to show you this very sad design wall.

GGB border

This will become the border for my Great Granny quilt.  Last week we had a few “cooler” days so I was able to sew my quilt top together.  Since it’s going on my queen size bed, with a very deep mattress, I’m having to make it very big.  So far it is 7 blocks by 7 blocks equaling about 90” square and still not big enough which is why I am now adding borders.  Here’s a picture of it just laying on top of the bed. 

GGB quilt top

I will eventually add matching pillow shams so it won’t look quite so plain against the wall. 

In the mean time, my husband John and I are leaving on vacation tomorrow morning.  We’re heading to D.C. and then to New England.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed that our timing will be perfect to see the changing of the leaves.  While I’m gone, I will be blogging daily over on our vacation blog.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can find it at  If I find anything quilt or sewing related along the way, I’ll also update this blog.   To see what others have on their design walls, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog




  1. Very pretty--and very big! It is hard to gauge how big a bed is without putting the quilt on it and really seeing. Your borders look good! Have a great vacation.

  2. I am amazed that is really does look like granny squares! LOL.


  3. Have a wonderful vacation - will be following along on the vacation blog. Will you add another border after this one?

  4. Wow that looks fabulous on the bed!! Have a wonderful vacation, enjoy the fall color.

  5. Your granny quilt is beautiful! And that border will finish it off perfectly! Have a great trip! :0)


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