Monday, June 19, 2017

Design Wall Monday - June 19, 2017

Well, I am still working on the Valentine Quilt, but for a break from viewing my design wall, I thought I'd show you pictures of the blocks I am making for Lisa Bongean's Triangle Gatherings.  Her website is (Here)   I first talked about these triangle blocks (Here)

How could I pass up a 'gathering' of hst blocks?  They are made of 16 small hst pieces, and since I have shoeboxes full of hst's, it has been fun to assemble them into Lisa's weekly patterns.

This week I made #29 through #36 and here is a picture:

There are 45 patterns published so far, and I have made 36 of them.  The way I write out the patterns is to copy the block pictures onto graph paper.  This way, I don't waste a lot of computer ink printing out a pattern page for each square, as I already have the hsts in my stash.  Here's a picture to show you what I mean:


What's on your design wall this Monday?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Design Wall Monday - June 12, 2017

The Valentine Quilt is coming along.  I have charted out the wording that I want on the bottom and it will add about 25 more rows.  I have the squares for the main body of the quilt all cut and kitted into 10x10 squares sections in baggies. I am prepping the newly added word squares into baggies today and am happy that I have a final plan for the bottom part of the quilt.  I knew if I waited long enough, the right wording would come to me.

Here is a picture of the quilt in progress on my design wall,

And here is the newly charted words for the bottom.  Last night I cut the 303 red squares needed for the words.  The neutral squares will come from my scraps box of 1.5 x 1.5 squares.

Here's a picture of my front flower bed today.  These were here when we bought the house, and they always put on a show in June.  They are in the genus dianthus, a genus that includes pinks, carnations, and sweet william.   I'm not sure what they are specifically, but they are a perennial, and easy to care for.

What's on your Design Wall this Monday?  I am so happy that you are all participating here, and Design Wall Mondays is continuing.  Thank you for joining in today.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Design Wall Monday - June 5, 2017

Thank you all for being so kind and receptive to carrying on Design Wall Mondays here at my blog.  I am loving all of your projects, and am looking forward to seeing what you will be posting this Monday.

As for me, I am working on the Valentine Quilt, but I did get sidetracked on several smaller projects.  For instance, while at a retreat in Shipshewana, IN this spring, a friend showed me these little strips and a start of a 4 inch square string block.  Crazy!!  But guess who she gave the project to, and guess who is continuing to make 4 inch blocks with tiny little strings.  Thank you Rebecca Winburn, of Little Rock, Arkansas; you started me down this rabbit hole, and I am having fun!

What are you working on this week?  Please add my new button to your sidebar, and also link back to this post so people can go back and forth between all of our Design Walls.  Thanks ever so much!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Quilting Along With Internet Friends

Whenever I see a cute project on someones blog, I think about making the quilt myself.  That's why I got started making little quilts once a month with my Internet friend Tilda, at  She has a little parade of doll quilts on the first of every month.  Here is my entry for the June 1st group post.  

It is a rail fence pattern, and I used indigo fabric and shirting.  It finished at 12" by 14". 

Tilda posted the quilt she wants everyone to make for June and I had the day free yesterday, so I made it and here it is:

It measures 14 inches square, and I took a picture of it outside this afternoon.  If you want to see the June 1st quilt along parade, or join in for the July 1st parade, go to Tilda's blog site:  (Here)

The flowers are Dianthus, and they are putting on quite a show right now.  Here are two more pictures of this perennial that is very easy to grow.

Hope you are having a great start to June!  The weather here has been perfect this week in Michigan.