Monday, February 20, 2023

Design Wall Monday - February 20, 2023

Good Morning Quilters!

The Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show is this week in Newport News, VA.   I have several quilts there, in the "Churn Dashers of Tidewater Virginia" special exhibit.  I am happy to be traveling to the show to see the exhibit in person.    Since we used to live in Williamsburg, VA, there are friends there that we will be visiting also.  

I have not worked on my Benjamin Biggs quilt at all this week, but instead, I've prepared several quilts to ready them for hand sewing the final seam on the binding.  I have four quilts to bind, and I will be binding in the car, all the way to Virginia and on the way back home.  Hopefully I will get all four quilts bound, and I will be caught up in quilt binding until I get another one back from a long arm quilter.  I may possibly pick up one on the trip back home, if it is ready for me.

The only thing I have to show you this week are some little hsts I made to turn into a small quilt.  I found some red plaid triangles, sewed them into hsts and trimmed them all to 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch.  They will finish at 3/4 inch square, and the little quilt will be 3.75 inches by 4.5 inches if there is no border added.

Here are some possible arrangements for this small quilt:

This one above doesn't use six of the hsts.

I will probably assemble them like the next to the last picture - I do like the broken dishes pattern very much.  But it was fun to play with the small blocks after I trimmed them while I was in the car today. What do you think?  

What are you working on this week?  I will show you pictures next week of quilts that I have seen at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show.  I will be looking at your pictures, and reading your blogs while I am away.  

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  1. 3.75 inches by 4.5 inches!!! OMG, that is too tiny, Judy. I would call it a mug rug :-) Enjoy the show. I am in between projects. Tidying up is in order, before I leave for Quiltcon.

  2. Enjoy your trip to the quilt show and your visit with your friends. Sounds like you packed up plenty to keep you busy on the car ride.

  3. Safe travels and happy binding! Enjoy the quilt show!

  4. that would be a nice show to see, my sister lives in Williamsburg but I'm sure she could care less of a show - she likes quilts but not into how they are made - like so many people tagging along with me to a show like that would drive her crazy I bet. have fun

  5. It’s been so long since I’ve been to a quilt show. Have a wonderful time! Your teeny quilt is amazing!

  6. Have a very lovely trip to the quilt show, Judy. Binding the quilt will be good travel work. I loved seeing all of the possible layouts of the HST. So many possibilities.

  7. Judy that newest little quilt will be a sweet finish. I envy you being able to hand sew your binding in the car (I do the driving 😢). Have fun at the quilt show and visiting your friends. 😉 Carol

  8. Enjoy the quilt show! The little red plaid HSTs will be cute no matter which layout you choose.

  9. Hope you have lots of fun at the show. I was going to go (I generally do...) but the opportunity to have my 2 eye fixed (cataract surgery) made me cancel the show trip. I didn't enter our guild's challenge this year -- they have had a display for the last 5 or so years. But I'm never that creative and spend too much time trying to decided what to do. The weather is going to be great on Thursday -- can't vouch for the rest of the weekend. Have fun!


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