Monday, June 29, 2020

Design Wall Monday - June 29, 2020

Hello quilters!  Happy 4th of the July this week.  I love flag quilts and have many.  Here’s a link to how I made a replica of an 1862 crib flag quilt.  (Here).  It is in the room with me right now, ready for the holiday weekend coming up:





The zigzag blue plaid quilt is back in Grand Rapids on the design wall.  I put it there and put up more potential columns of dark/light plaids.  I like more contrast as the last light column has, so I may take the first light column apart and add more lights.  I may leave the part I have together as is, but haven’t decided yet, so it’s in timeout on the design wall.  Thanks for all your comments on it.  I love it, but not love-love-love it yet.




The checked small quilt has been all fixed:  I cut it smaller, and after recutting the larger plaid-paying more attention to how the larger plaid runs, viola!  It’s now two doll quilts.  And I like them both!  The larger one is 24” by 27”, with squares that finish at three inches.




The little one is 12.5” by 17.5”, with squares that finish at two and a half inches.    It is a little sister of the larger one behind it:





I still have some scraps left to make another doll quilt with the larger plaid alternating with a white square.   There was more fabric than I thought.

The embroidery is continuing - this week’s basket has one big flower in the middle that is entirely French knots.   I would like to talk to the artist who designed these baskets, as I’ve never seen a flower like this one.  I am thinking of an exotic looking flower such as the passion flower for my inspiration for coloring.  






What are you working on this week?  There were some fabulous pictures last week - thank you all for joining in and linking up.  Can’t wait to see what is happening this week.  I haven’t done anything to change to the newer blogger update, so I will see what happens “in late June”.  I welcome any advice you have.  







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14 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

That is a lot of french knots but it will be so lovely. The lilac block in my wallhanging has so many lazy daisy stitches but that's what makes it so pretty. Stay safe and healthy!

Kate said...

Love the plaid quilts, cutting them down a bit really helped with the design. How many "columns" are you planning for the blue zigzag quilt? Having just one column of lights off center can be an interesting design element. So if you like it, I don't think you've have to go back to fix the second column. Happy stitching this week and have a happy 4th of July.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Lovely solutions all! Thanks to you I now have baskets to embroider added to my bucket list!

Rebecca Grace said...

Your plaid quilts look fantastic now! You're inspiring me -- I have some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton plaids stashed away that I've not known what to do with. I'd never have thought of using them this way, but as I look at your photos I keep wondering what it would look like in those blues and orange plaids that are hiding away in my fabric bins... Also, that flag quilt is REALLY interesting! Are the flags on all four corners? Do you know anything else about the original 19th century quilt besides the date? I have such a soft spot for antique quilts and their stories!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I can see you're making progress on each project! I love all the dense embroidery! Happy 4th!!!

Quiltsmiles said...

You Are amazing! Love your productivity and I keep looking to see how you are putting that zig zag quilt together. Looks like it's timely constructing it and many partial seams. Please do a post of how you're constructing it for my simple mind. Thanks and nice embroidery too. I'm still making masks and have many more to do.

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

I have never made a flag quilt and the plaids you have are certainly interesting!

Bonnie said...

Yep, the plaid quilt sings now! Hope the dolls who may end up with these quilts truly appreciate them! ;-).

Sara said...

The doll quilts turned out so cute. And I keep admiring that zigzag project in blues.

Nann said...

Oh, I knew you would come up with The Ideal Setting for those brown plaids! Congratulations!

Vicki in MN said...

I tried a post on with the new blogger, it wasn't that hard. But my advice is to hover over everything to learn where everything is before you even begin the post.

Celine said...

You have been busy! I didn't realised the importance of flag quilts for 4th July! Happy 4th July to you

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

I'm loving your embroidery, but gosh, to stitch up so many french knots. It'll be glorious when finished.

dq said...

All of those tiny half square triangles in your flag quilt is commendable! They do not look fun unless they were paper pieced.

Your embroidery project is really moving along!