Monday, September 26, 2022

Design Wall Monday - September 26, 2022

 Good Morning Quilters!

I got a little bit further toward my goals this week, and plan to have  the border on the May Day Basket Doll Quilt by next Monday's post.  

Here is my progress on the doll quilt border:

And here is my 
one flower and its four leaves start on a Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt block.     I will try to have it finished by next Monday.

It has four flowers like this and four separate oak leaves.  I feel I am getting a little bit better at needle turn applique.  Hurrah!  It is true that the way to learn something is practice, practice, practice..........and this quilt is giving me practice.

What's up on your design wall this Monday?  I have enjoyed reading your blogs this last week.  Such a mix of different projects and I like all of them!  Your fall projects have me itching to make something with fall colors.  Maybe I will sneak in a little fall doll quilt before the weekend.  

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Design Wall Monday - September 19, 2022

Good Morning Quilters!

I am back to spending time in my quilt room and it feels so good.  I did finish the block I was working on for the Benjamin Biggs quilt.  Here it is:  

The next block I am going to work on:  Block #8:

It has a funny shaped little flower and two kinds of leaves.  I am sure it will challenge me.

The other quilt I want to pick up and finish is adding borders to the May Day Basket quilt.  I finished the companion doll quilt and am experimenting with it to see if I like the border (before I tackle the large quilt border).  Here are two pictures….(1) of the doll quilt 

and (2) my preliminary pattern for a border.  A square within a square that will finish at 4 inches.  It will be green in the center with four white corners.  I need to make 24.  I thought of making them 2 inches square, but that would mean making 48.  We will see how these look. 

What are you planning for this coming week?  And what did you do since last Monday that you can show us?

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Design Wall Monday - September 12, 2022

Good Morning Quilters!

Here is a picture of my design wall, and it has been at this stage of progress, or should I say “non-progress” for a while.  My goal this week is to add another block.

Very slow progress, but this week I am enthused again to make more blocks.  This block only needs three flowers appliqu├ęd and it will be ready to add to the wall.

I am still sorting and cleaning out my “stuff” left from combining cabin things and home things,  My first goal is always to sort:  “put like things together”. “like with like”.  When I do that, my next step is to shake my head and wonder why do I have so many things?  For instance, lint rollers….why do I have five?  Who knows, there may be more, I’m not finished cleaning all the house.    It does feel good to sort and make order and donate extra things.  I am keeping two.  One and a spare.

What are you working on this week?  The blog posts were great this past week.  You showing me your progress was the inspiration that got me back to making blocks for the Benjamin Biggs Quilt.  Thank you.  

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Design Wall Monday - September 5, 2022

Good Morning Quilters!

Another baby quilt is this week’s project.  I have several baby quilts that are finished except for the final binding.  I chose this one to finish for a special baby - my first great grandson!  My Granddaughter Alexis and her husband Blake are expecting a baby boy in November.  The baby shower will be next Sunday afternoon.  

Here is a picture of the front side, with the binding yet to be hand sewn to the back:

I love the old time pictures of little children on the featured fabric.  I used some fabrics that have been in my stash for quite a while, and made a pattern to fit the size of the children pictures.  The finished baby quilt will measure 30” by 40”.

I ran out of the fabric I was going to bind it with, and found another fabric in my stash that was similar and used both.  I don’t think the baby will mind that there are two different fabrics (both red with white polka dots) used in the binding!  He will like the bright colors of this quilt.  Here is a closeup of the binding.

The binding attachment is always a gamble that a binding seam might occur exactly on a corner, and there is a seam very near the corner……..but not right on it.  See?

While taking a picture of the seam-corner situation to show you, I noticed something else.  Look at how well the polka-dots matched up on the join!  I couldn’t have done that any better if I had been trying.  In quilting, sometimes things just work out well, don’t they?  I’m sure my brilliant great grandson will notice my fine workmanship.  hehehe

The quilting my long-armer (Tammy Oberlin) designed is so cute - it is hobby horses, cowboy boots, stars, and cowboy hats.  She is very talented.

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