Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 30, 2014

I finished quilting my Dresden quilt yesterday, it’s all trimmed and ready for the binding. 


I wish you could see the quilting, maybe I’ll post a close-up later.  This is the most custom quilting I’ve ever done.  It was a huge amount of work but it’s finally done.

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s blog



Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 23, 2014

I’m still playing with Dresden’s.  This time it’s a small wall hanging for my front door.  The inspiration for the watermelon theme came from seeing something similar on someone else's blog.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember who, or I’d give them credit. 


It’s only about 20 inches square but I think it’s turning out real cute.


Thanks to Frances Moore, I at least attempted to make hookie hooks.  Without her encouragement I wouldn’t even have the nerve to try.  I know I still need to practice but they’re coming along.  Thank you Frances.  And would you believe this straight quilting through the watermelon seeds was done with my free-motion foot.  Again, thanks to Frances for convincing me it can be done. 


I still need to add the binding and a sleeve but then it will be ready to hang up on my front door. 

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



Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 16, 2014

This week I actually have a finished quilt top to share. 


Now I have to decide how to quilt it.  I’m going to check with a long arm quilter to see how much they would charge.  It needs custom quilting because the way the Dresden's are made.  We’ll see, I may end of quilting this one myself. 

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



Monday, June 9, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 9, 2014

I’m about 99% sure the person who’s round robin this is, does not read my blog.  At least I hope not. 

QBS Round Robin

I am the second round of this guild sponsored round robin.  The person before me added the lovely appliqued flowers.  I spent a lot of time looking at it and finally decided to not try to compete with the applique and instead compliment it and let it be the star. 

Once that was decided I pulled fabrics that I thought would work.  For the most part they are old Robyn Pandolf fabrics from her Moda days.  I proceeded to cut a whole slew of half-square triangles with a particular layout in mind.  Once I had a bunch made I started playing with the layout in EQ7 and with the help of my husband we decided this was the best.  I could have been making flying geese but instead these are all made from half-square triangles.  Maybe I should play with EQ7 before I start next time………ya think?  


So now it’s all packed up and ready to turn in at guild Tuesday night.  I’ll be picking up the next round to work on at that time. 

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



Monday, June 2, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 2, 2014

Sorry, but I can’t show my actual design wall this week.  I am working on my friendship group’s round robin.  I’m due to pass it along this Wednesday so that’s what I’m focusing on. 

Hopefully, I will get back to working on my Dresden’s soon.  I have a few more blocks to make but I think I’m going to go with a simple layout. 


This is my EQ image, keeping my fingers crossed that next week you’ll see the real thing.

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



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