Monday, June 1, 2020

Design Wall Monday - June 1, 2020

Two projects are on my “design wall” this week.  I continue to make embroidered baskets, and the lilac one is finished.  There were a lot of lilac petals.  After I picked a bouquet of lilacs this week, I noticed that each little bloom has four petals.  In the embroidery I just finished, each little flower has 6 or more petals.  If I ever embroider another basket of lilacs, I will change the petals to four on each.  (My tiny detail trivia for the day). I doubt I will ever make another one.



Here is a picture of all the blocks so far on the kitchen floor (design wall):







Someone asked me how many blocks I am making, and I don’t know for sure.  I have made 14, and have patterns for 32.  I am continuing as it is a peaceful project.

The other project is one using up my plaid stash.  I saw a youtube video on a quilting technique that I have wanted to try:  A broken herringbone design.  The How To video from the Crafts Channel is  (Here).  I have started a blue plaid herringbone design, using pieces that will finish 2 X 6 inches. ).  The method is simple, but involves partial seams.  I don’t have a pattern, but just started making “bricks” 2.5 in. by 6.5 in.  I have enough bricks for 16 columns, and picture shows 4 of them.  I divided all the bricks into dark ones vs lighter ones, and plan on two dark columns-two light columns across the quilt.  I should be able to see the pattern better next week.  Have you ever made a broken herringbone quilt?   Here is a picture of the first four columns laid out on the bed:

What are you working on this week?  It is so disturbing to watch the chaos and looting in America’s major cities right now.  Please pray with me that peace will come soon.  I hope we can continue to quilt and share our design walls with each other in the midst of all of this unrest. 

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17 comments:

Julierose said...

Lovely lilac basket finish!! I had made a quilt called "A Bunkhouse" quilt for my Grandson which was similar to your project it was in a Mary Ellen Hopkins Log Cabin Workbook...It used lots of scraps up...
I like the blues you are working with nice Julierose

Kate said...

Those baskests are spectacular grouped together like that! They are a lot of work, but that's going to be a lovely finish.

Gretchen Weaver said...

As always, I think your embroidered blocks are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing herringbone progress.

Joanne in Massachusetts said...

The Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in Washington State has many varieties of lilacs hybridized by Mrs Klager before her death at 96. I bet some have more than 4 petals, so your basket is probably just perfect.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your embroidery

Denise said...

Your blogs are beautiful and the violets really sparkle using the different shades of purple thread. That was such a clever idea. Thank you for the linky party.

Vicki in MN said...

I am so glad you posted a pic of all your baskets. You are making me itch to go dig out mom's old workbasket magazine and make some! It would be a great to work on while watching tv or sitting on the deck:)

Sara said...

Your basket blocks are all lovely and will make a quilt that becomes a treasure.

That Broken Herringbone design in so intriguing! Looks great.

Bonnie said...

I really like your broken herringbone pattern. It looks the same as the braid I'm working on except using bigger "logs". I've been thinking of finding a pattern to use (up?) my collection of homespuns. I'm not sure when I'll really do it. Keep us informed. I especially like the concept you said "using up my plaid stash."

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Your Embroidered blocks are amazing... To me not only are they beautiful - they tell me you are a patient person!

dortha said...

Your basket quilts are so pretty. I like the looks of your broken herringbone top so far. Have a great day.

Judy in Michigan said...

Your baskets are beautiful!!! Oh my!!! Regarding the herringbone quilt, I started with (hard to explain) 2 or 3 rectangles, sewed one length to a width as much as possible. Then kept adding until you got the right length. These need to be trimmed to width and you loose the scraps BUT if you put a skinny border between the long sections, you don't have to do partial seams. Not quite the same but it went fast and it makes a great table runner if you don't like it as a quilt.

AnnieO said...

A one time labor of love! Glad you are persevering with all the tedious parts :) The lilac is so pretty.

chrisknits said...

I saw another blogger making that pattern, so intriguing how it works. Will watch for your progress.

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

The lilacs are such a pretty addition to your collection. The blocks look so pretty all together!

dq said...

I watched the video for the braided quilt - looks so fun to make!

Thank you for sharing it with a link.

THose embroidered baskets are truly heirloom worthy. What a beautiful accomplishment to get so far!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, that herringbone pattern is going to be great. Your baskets of flowers are so pretty. Take care and thanks for hosting :-)