Monday, July 25, 2011

Another Design Wall Monday


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On my design wall this week is the Buck a Block that I started a few years back. I finished the blocks and this week I hope to complete the cornerstone blocks and sashing. If things go really well, I’d like to get to the border, too. I’m not sure if you can tell, but the outside strips of the sashing are a small check of the wine color, green and gold that is in the blocks.

This is actually on my UFO Challenge list but is not the current or past choice. I’m to the point on my past months challenges that they are all ready to be quilted. The bad news is that it is getting to be about a month since a chip went bad on the robotic quilter and we are still waiting to get a good one to replace it. Until then, no quilting….I did get a row and a third done on my new quilting table/frame and I was loving how well things were working. In the meantime, I figured I’d get a head start on something so I don’t lose any time. Now that the weddings are over and it is way to hot to go camping, I have a good amount of time to sew, and I want to take advantage of it!

Click over to JudyL’s site to see what other quilters are working on, it is inspirational!


Nancy said...

Miss Busy Bee! No pun was intended, but surprise, there is such a thing!

Been meaning to ask, but you know how things slip through my brain--have you ever seen or heard of the school house design? My Mom made several, and I loved them. Unfortunately, I wasn't the recipient of any, but have several of her quilts (one you have seen and know of) used to keep my pups comfy and warm in the trailer. I can hear gasping from quilters who read that, but if they knew me, they'd know it's the best tribute I could pay my Mom.

When I get up to your house one of these days, I'd love to see the fruit of your labor/love in person. Love to Paul.

Tina in NJ said...

Love the cornerstones and sashing! I may have to make use of it somewhere!

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks! Enjoy your time piecing. I know I have no desire to go outside in the heat right now.

Gari said...

I did a buck a block thangles quilt a few years back. I found making the blocks to be boring but when I got done I made up my own setting and the blocks looked great, just like yours do.