Monday, September 3, 2018

Design Wall Monday - September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day - a holiday to celebrate workers and their accomplishments!  What have you been working on this week? 

I apologize for the late posting last Monday, but the weather has caused lots of power outages here, and we were without power last Monday.  It's been stormy all week, and DH the golfer, has struggled to play golf (his "work").  Luckily for quilters, the weather doesn't dictate whether we can quilt or not - unless the power goes out.   Even then it doesn't stop those of you who have treadle machines!  Life is good.

Thanks for your input on my little nine patch quilt.  I've decided to use the first option of striped sashing, and have not picked out the cornerstone fabric yet. 

 Perhaps another cheddar fabric with a little flower that I can fussy cut.  Slow progress, but I've been working on a knitted Christmas stocking project for most of last week, and quilting will resume this week.

We have more pupa/chrysalis stage Monarch butterflies on the cabin porch this year than any previous year.  Here is a picture of three that decided one spot was the best location, and they lined up three in a row.  They are attached to the front porch ceiling and are out of the weather.  There are 7 chrysalises this year on the porch.  Last year there were only two, so 7 makes me happy.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures this week.  Design Wall Mondays is open to all quilters, just include a link to this particular blog post of mine somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks!


Kate said...

The striped fabric is going to make a fun mini. Thanks for being a home for the Monarch's. We live in their migration path and have started to see a few make their way south. We don't see as many as we used too and that's just so sad. Have a great Labor Day holiday.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Have you thought about using a black flowered fabric for the cornerstones? That's great about the Monarchs. What a great environmental science lesson for the grandchildren.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

That combination is simple pleasing to the eye.
I'm totally intrigued by your monarch butterfly winter homes! Fantastic.

Nann said...

How wonderful to have monarchs on your porch! I like your setting fabric and second the previous comment about using a black print for cornerstones. Thanks again for hosting DWM.

Cindy Quilts said...

Love seeing your Monarch crysalises. I have been keeping a close eye out for some here, but none of the caterpillars have survived. They attach and then turn black and die. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Robin said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures of the chrysalis'. I love things like that. One of my fondest memories is putting a caterpiller in a jar with milkweed, waiting for it to attach itself to the lid, and then the magic of it's transformation. We released the butterflies soon after they emerged. You are so lucky, indeed!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

So exciting to see the chrysalis hanging on your porch!
That would make me very happy to be sheltering baby butterflies in the making!