Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday-Feb. 20, 2012

Progress has been made!

The green and purple top has been finished, the backing is snail-mailing its way to me and I am ready to put it on the frame once it gets here. Binding is made.

Orca Bay, which I finished a week or three ago is also waiting, backing is selected and needs to be pieced, binding is ready.

Cheddar bow ties are moving along, I have now cut all the solid cheddar that I have and have also cut the large and small red squares so everything is ready to go when I need them. path blocks 001

While waiting for the postman, I decided to dig into all the PIGS in the closet and pick one to start.  This one should be quick to assemble, it is one of those brick path type designs and it was a kit that I bought at Little Quilts a year (or more) back. I loved the bright colors in the sample. It had a lot of Kaffe Fassett type prints and made you smile just to look at it.This morning I cut the blocks, then started laying them out on my design wall. While cutting I thought that the fabrics were not quite the same as the ones in the sample, so I’m not sure that I’m going to love this. It does, however, meet my need for a simple, almost thought-free project to do when I need a ‘sit down’ break from the midarm.  Now I just have to place them so they ‘look pleasing’.

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Monday, February 06, 2012

Design Wall Monday- shades of green and purple

Remember those fabrics I showed in my last post? Well, they are all cut up and the top is moving along.

Funny thing happened on the way to getting this top done… I am sailing along, amazed at how quickly everything is coming together (you can see this coming, can’t you?). The center is all put together, now to begin the borders…….lets take a look at this center……..OMG, it is nowhere near as big as I need it to be!!!

Several months ago, when I started planning this quilt I decided to make it for a queen sized bed, the pattern is much smaller. I worked up the enlargement in EQ7 and bought fabric according to the EQ7 calculations.  Time passes, memory lapses, and as I slice and dice, I notice that I have some fabric to spare. That should have been my first warning. Clueless, I proceed. Then I take a look at what I have assembled and realize that it is too small, and start to mentally backtrack……..memory finally returns,  so I spent Saturday doing more cutting to create the extra pieces needed to enlarge.  Fortunately, the pattern is straight forward and does go quickly, so I haven’t lost anything aside from my memory.

Remember when a Senior Moment meant the prom? Sheesh, not so enjoyable these days!

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Here it is so far…..


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