Monday, November 1, 2021

Design Wall Monday - November 1, 2021

 Good Morning Quilters!

This past week I decided to work on something small and simple, and an Instagram friend, Taryn Faulkner, had pictures up of a #Halloweekendsewalong.

Her name on Instagram is Reproquiltlover and she inspires me because she loves to make copies of vintage quilts, just as I do.  Anyway, she made a cheddar and white pinwheel doll quilt that made me want to make one too.  I looked in my stash of hst pieces, and found some red and white ones.  Here is what I made:

It is 12” by 15” and the pinwheels are 3” square.  While looking for two color hsts to play with, I also found these, and I could make another version in tan and white:

Taryn said she pressed all the seams open on her small quilt, so I did too.  The hsts were already made and the seams pressed to the red side, but each seam after that was pressed open.  I thought you’d like to see what the back side looks like:  

I will be adding a border to it.   I also got out a fall quilt UFO to see what was to be added to it to finish the top.  I chose some fat quarters from my stash to make more blocks to get it finished.  I hope to have some progress on it to show you next Monday.

This is the view each morning, from my bedroom windows:

Soon the trees will be bare branches, and the grass underneath will be a colorful thick carpet of fallen leaves.

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Gretchen Weaver said...

You always did like little quilts. See you in 2 weeks, happy stitching!

Kate said...

Very fun doll quilt. I really like the red and white. Enjoy playing with the second set of HSTs.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Thank you for mentioning Taryn. I love the reproductive style quilting too. Your back looks so immaculate, Judy. Beautiful stitching. Also lovely window view.

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

when making quilts with a lot of pieces - or a bigger quilt with a lot of small pieces I always press my seams open - the top will lay flatter then

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Pretty view from your window!!! I love your mini--front and back!!!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Judy, isn't it fun being inspired by like-minded quilters on social media? Good luck with your tiny quilt...I just look at all of that pressing and cringe (it's so small)! Good luck with your UFO. Take care.

Sara said...

What a pretty view to wake up to each morning. That is a very cute little doll quilt. Finding blocks is fun. I found lots and lots of 4-patch blocks over the weekend.

AnnieO said...

Sweet little doll quilt! Sigh--I know pressing open makes the little quilts flatter but it is awfully tedious!