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Monday, March 7, 2022

Design Wall Monday - March 7, 2022

Good Morning Quilters!  A slight hint of spring showed up here on Saturday - it was in the mid 60's.  A lot of the snow melted that day, but now the weather has changed back to our usual 30-40 degrees, and we shall have to wait a little longer before spring comes.  

I worked on the plaids projects last week.  I have lots of plaid fabric, and I blogged in January about a few simple quilts to use up some of the plaids (see the pictures here)  

This plaid project (8 inch squares surrounded by smaller 2 inch squares) now has 6 completed blocks.  The blocks finish at 16 inches.  Here are the six blocks:


I also discovered some other plaid "orphan blocks" that could maybe be incorporated into this quilt.  The orphan blocks would only need one outer border of 2 inch squares to make them finish at 16 inches.  I shall have to see how they look together, or as some quilters say:  "see if they play nice together" Here are the orphan blocks:


The second plaid quilt I worked on is very simple - and is on the design wall right now.  It is made of squares, all the same size (6 inches) and the quilt will finish at 84" by 90".  To finish it, I just have to sew the blocks into columns, and sew the columns together.  I am about half way through this process.  


I also made an apple pie yesterday.  Hubby and I each had a ginormous piece, as you can see, and we shall try behave the rest of the week.  But there is really nothing better than apple pie, fresh out of the oven, right?  And with vanilla ice cream too!  God is good!


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18 comments:

  1. I love all your plaid blocks! I hope they all play nice together and make a lovely quilt. Happy stitching!

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  2. What great plaid blocks and quilt!!! I have some plaids leftover from my past that should be put together like that. Happy quilting!!!

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  3. i love your plaids - I like using them for the soft feel. I wish I had a bite of that pie- yum

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  4. Sewing plaids and apple pie - best kind of day :)

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  5. That pie looks great and I admit that is exactly why I try to not bake often as hubby and I eat huge pieces like that too! Love your plaids, hope you are doing ok

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  6. You are totally speaking my language - Plaid!!
    LOVE them all

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  7. Plaid quilts and apple pie - sounds like a lovely, warm and welcoming home.

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  8. we had a ginormous cinnamon bun fresh out of the oven and gooey sweet, so yes it's all good.

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  9. These are all such lovely, cozy quilts.

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  10. I've finally collected enough plaids to finish my redwork birds piece from Crabapple Hill Designs. It's going to be interesting. Seeing yours gives me hope!
    Oh my goodness, that pie looks so good!

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  11. You have so many beautiful plaid projects going on. I have an affection for plaids too though they are hard to find in my area. I do believe all of your plaids are "playing nicely" . Your apple pie looks so delicious. Have a wonderful week, Judy and thank you for hosting the link party. Happy quilting.

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  12. Let me know if you run out of plaid fabric... I'm sure I've got some I could send your way. I like what you are doing with the plaids. In fact, maybe I'll keep mine steal your idea. First I have to finish a plaid fabric quilt I started several months (a year?) ago. I'll get to it one of these days.

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  13. I love your plaid quilts. I have a collection of plaids and I have not touched them in 10 years! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  14. What am I doing today? Two loads of laundry, baked banana nut bread, and now chocolate chip with craisen and walnut cookies!

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  15. That apple pie looks yummy! Enjoy :-)

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  16. Your plaid projects are so interesting, Judy! I'm intrigued by the idea of mixing in those orphan blocks among the plain ones. And oh my goodness, I wish I could lick my screen to taste your homemade apple pie!! :-)

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  17. Both of your plaid quilts are looking good. So does that apple pie. Hope you've had lots of time for stitching this week.

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  18. The plaids look great, and so does that apple pie!

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