Monday, March 25, 2024

Design Wall Monday - March 25, 2024

 Good Morning Quilters!

Well, some weeks are productive, and some are not.  This week was not.  Here is a picture of the start on my Cousin’s Walk borders, as it looks this morning:

And this is what it looked like last Monday morning:

But, I did fill out my NCAA tournament bracket, and watched a lot of basketball.  I am currently in 9th place in our family’s pool of 9 people.  Trivia for today:  My hubby and I were both basketball players in high school, and that was one of our common interests when we started dating back then.  We really enjoy watching the March Madness basketball games.

So, with my lack of quilting progress, I am looking forward to reading your blogs and seeing progress happening.  Don’t disappoint me!  Join our Design Wall Monday Linky Party below and show me up big time.  Thanks for participating.  I appreciate you.

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Design Wall Monday - March 18, 2023

 Good Morning Quilters!

This week has been a productive week for me - quilt wise.  Remember when I showed you a challenge quilt that some friends are making that was all hourglass blocks?  (Here). The blocks finish at two inches.  Here is my progress on my version:

My version has a combination of half-square triangles and hourglass blocks - all finishing at two inches.  I am not sure how big my quilt will grow, but I made progress in sewing block sets together of 36 hourglasses.  6x6 units.  Some more in progress here:

Also, besides making progress on this quilt, I started on the flowers and leaves on two of the four borders on the bird quilt that I talked about last week. (Picture here) I am making the top and bottom borders exactly the same as each other, and will make the two side borders the same as each other also.  On the original quilt, all four borders have different amounts of flowers and leaves - some with many more flowers than others.

Here’s my beginning on two borders:

I think it is going to be faster as I’m doing the same flower twice in a row, and sometimes I learn a better way to do it, as I compare my work with the first one made to the second one.  I have 10 more bird blocks for the center of the quilt, and I am happy to be starting on the borders because they are full of flowers and leaves.

Penny Lane thanks you for all the nice remarks about her, and she says Thank You.  

I also relayed to Elise all of your kind remarks about her.   (Elise and her quilt)  She is still sewing together her blocks into a quilt top (at her home).  I hope to get a progress report from her tonight.  I will keep you updated.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Design Wall Monday - March 11, 2024

 Good Morning Quilters!

This week two more blocks were completed for my Cousin’s Walk quilt.  I now have 18 finished and 10 more to do.

Here is a picture of the original quilt, to refresh your memory.

The borders are all different amounts of busyness and I’m planning to make them more cohesive and probably will eliminate the part where the two vines run off the middle of each side of the quilt.  I’m going to start on borders next.  It is such a whimsical quilt.  It will be fun to work on just flowers and leaves.  

Here is a picture of Penny Lane, resting on her bow tie quilt.  Happy Monday everyone!

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Monday, March 4, 2024

Design Wall Monday - March 4, 2024

Good Morning Quilters!

For a several weeks, a friend’s Granddaughter, Elise, has been coming to my house on Monday evenings,  to learn about quilting.  She wants to make a quilt for her daughter’s bed.  After choosing a nine patch block design, she began looking at my stash.   She had fun picking out colors and practicing the “1/4 inch seam thing”.   I had fun seeing her enthusiasm. 

Last Monday night, she had enough blocks made to play around with them on the design wall.  Here is a picture of Elise and her project:

Sorry about the picture being a little blurry, it was the end of the evening last Monday, and I thought to take her picture on the spur of the moment.  She is so happy with her progress on her quilt, and I am too!

We left it on the design wall all week, and she is coming back tonight to see it again, and make her final decision on where the blocks are arranged..  It is so much fun to see someone learning to quilt.  Tonight, she will start sewing the blocks all together if she is ready to do that.  

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