Monday, September 30, 2019

Design Wall Monday - September 30, 2019

My design wall actually has a completed quilt top on it today!!!  Yeah!  I got this quilt out recently as someone had asked what my oldest UFO was.  This is it, and it is now finished.  It will be named "Red Delicious".

The apple cores are 3 inches long from top to bottom (finished), and the quilt top measures about 66 inches square, and has 32 apple cores in each row and column.  To qualify for a "charm quilt", it should have at least 1000 pieces, and this one has 1024.  It was started by my friend Joan Edwards, in New Hampshire, and finished by me, while living in Virginia and Michigan.  

As you can see, I started a doll quilt to match the large one:

Since the large pieces were three inches in length, I made the smaller ones half their size, to finish at 1.5 inches in length.

It is so much fun for me to make doll quilts.  I don't know how big this one will be, but probably about 10 rows by 10 columns, for 100 squares.  I am 1/4 the way finished after just one day and evening of hand sewing while watching football.  

What is on your design wall today?  I so appreciate looking at your quilts.  The pictures are my "pleasure break" on Mondays from laundry and cleaning the house.  Please provide a link somewhere within your blog post that links back to this particular blog post.  Thank you!

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  1. What a fabulous quilt!! Love that deep, rich red. Congrats to you and your friend.

  2. Red delicious looks lovely. It will be interesting to see how you have it quilted. Enjoy making the doll quilt. Happy Stitching!

  3. Just WOW! Gorgeous! Fabulous! Absolutely love all those reds. Congrats on all the progress.

  4. I was wondering how you would assemble such a curvy pieced quilt... but of course, hand stitching! This is lovely. And since you asked: a bone and ball quilt, from the fabric kerchiefs the groomer always sends home with my dog Buddy, is on my design wall. (Blocks are bow ties and snowballs). Never waste a scrap of fabric!

  5. Your reds are just gorgeous. And the little doll quilt is going to be adorable. How fun!

  6. What an amazing accomplishment! And the tiny one is so sweet!

  7. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! The little doll Delicious is adorable. That is a lot of hours spent with needle and thread, but such a great graphic design.

  8. That is one gorgeous red quilt - love it!

  9. Oh, for the love of RED! They are beautiful!


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