Monday, March 25, 2019

Design Wall Monday - March 26, 2019

While on vacation, I've spent a lot of time with grandchildren and am having lots of fun.  I haven't spent much time on the internet or quilting, but here is a progress picture from the Broken Dishes quilt.  Slowly getting it assembled.

Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday last week, and it's Monday again.  What do you have to show to us?  I so appreciate your participation, and all I ask is that you provide a link back to this particular blog post somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks again!

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday - March 18, 2019

Hi Bloggers!   I'm on vacation - a much needed one.  But never a vacation from quilting, right?  One project I have with me is the redwork quilt.  It's an old project.  I blogged about it here (4 Years Ago!). It doesn't bother me to have long term projects in the works, I just keep plugging away at them off and on.  How about you?

There are 64 blocks in the quilt, and 6 to finish yet, with 58 completed.  I can embroider in the car while hubby drives, so this is my car travel/vacation take-along quilt project.  

Here is the floss I am using, and it is just one strand, not like the six strand floss I have used on previous projects:

And a picture of the whole quilt from the kit package:

We have arrived in Corpus Christi, but the weather has prevented much outside activities.   The weather is going to improve this week, so we can enjoy the beach a little more.  If not, I will be on vacation embroidering.  It's all good!

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday - March 11, 2019

Good Morning Design Wall bloggers!  We are on our way to Texas soon to visit our daughter and her family.  She lives in Corpus Christi and we are staying in a condo very near them (on Padre Island).   I am taking a sewing machine with me, but may not get much accomplished.  

We are driving, and taking Miss Penny Lane with us, for her first visit to the ocean.  She loves the lake at the cabin, but this will be salt water.  I will take a picture of her at the ocean for you.

I am still plugging away at the Broken Dishes blocks, and don't have much to show you.  Some asked the size of the blocks....each broken dishes block will measure 2 in. by 2 in. and there are 1,300 of them in the quilt.  The quilt is divided into 25 larger blocks with 52 Broken Dishes blocks in each one.  

Here are two pictures of the vintage quilt that some friends and I are making our own versions of:

All of those little lines are made up of small Broken Dishes blocks.  I am making it with green, red, and shirting fabrics, with a creamy background that has small dots.

We had 40 linkups last week!  Whoop! Whoop!  I really enjoy seeing your progress on your projects - so many talented quilters!  Thanks for linking up.  But I had some people tell me they had trouble linking up.  I asked for help from InLinkz help desk, and here is their reply:

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So, don't worry a bit!  We will get it worked out. (or I hope she will).  My computer knowledge can be contained in a small teacup.  Please link up with your blog post, and include this particular blog address somewhere within your blog.  You are all so good about doing this, and I thank you.  

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Design Wall Monday - March 4, 2019

This past week I have been "home alone" with Penny Lane, as hubby was gone on a golfing trip to Florida with a bunch of his golfing buddies.  I decided to treat it as a "quilt retreat at home" and made a lot of progress on my Broken Dishes blocks.  For the quilt I'm making, 1,300 Broken Dishes blocks are needed and I had progressed down to the final 300, using my plan of making 10 a day.  But it felt like it would be going on forever. 

So by concentrating on getting them made while on this at home retreat,  I am happy to tell you that I have all of the half square triangles made, pressed open, and the corners snipped off.  Which means great progress to getting them sewn into fours to complete the Broken Dishes blocks.  Here are the final batches of hsts on my ironing board:

And a picture of some of them sewn into Broken Dishes blocks:

The decision to make all of the blocks before starting to assemble the quilt top was a good one, as I didn't want to get bogged down in making them, and never complete the quilt.  The reward of seeing a completed block has been postponed like a carrot on a stick for me, until the Broken Dishes blocks are complete.  I am excited to soon move on to the next phase.

And excited to move on to the two other quilts in progress that are on the short list right now.  They weren't worked on during my little retreat.  What have you been working on?  I see some of my friends are starting new projects from the eternal offerings of free patterns on the internet.  I am trying to keep my blinders on and keep working on the ones I have in progress.

Please link up and show us what is on your design wall, or what project is on your ironing board, or what blocks are on your counter top......we want to see what you are doing!  Thanks for linking each week, and as you know, I ask please that you refer back to this particular blog post somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks!  

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