Monday, April 29, 2024

Design Wall Monday - April 29, 2024


Good Morning Quilters!

I saw this paragraph on the internet last week, and wanted to share it with you:

     Some people get addicted to chain-smoking their problems. They spend all day going from sorrow to sorrow. It doesn't have to be that way. You can live each day going from joy to joy—like a sunflower that turns to face the sun as it moves across the sky. It's not about having a problem-free life, but about focusing on the light. Sunflowers still have shadows, but they are always behind them.

Today is a day to look toward the sun, and enjoy my blessing and not dwell on problems.  This past week has been a slow progress week in quilting for me.  There are two quilts that need binding, and I am working on one of them.  It is a quilt I made from the "Grandmother's Choice" quilt blocks from the Barbara Brackman's blog about women's rights.  She put out a series of 49 blocks and very interesting stories about the history of women's rights (or lack thereof).  Her blog is (Here)  This quilt is now an almost completed UFO that was started back in September of 2012.  My, how time flies when you are having fun!

My quilt is made of fall colors, with lots of black and cheddar,  and the quilting pattern is fall leaves.  I plan to display it this fall, for Thanksgiving.  Thankful for all the rights women have today.  Here is a picture of my progress in hand sewing the binding to the backside.

The backing is a dark brown/black color, and  you can see the fall leaves design:

The batting is black - first time I used a black batting, and it seemed the right choice for this quilt.  I will take a picture of the completed quilt next week, when the binding is sewn down.  Another UFO bites the dust!

What is happening in your world this week?  Any design wall pictures to show us?
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Gretchen Weaver said...

Another pretty quilt to bring to retreat for Show & Tell in November! Have a lovely day, enjoy this spring weather!

Preeti said...

Chocolate and Cheddar? Yes, please! Wishing you lots of sewjo this week.

Kate said...

I started that same quilt along, but only finished four of the blocks. I discovered that template sewing is not one of my strengths. You picked a beautiful color palette for your blocks. The leaves are the perfect quilting motif. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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

I used a black batting once and was pleased with it but it was polyester so I didn't get the shrinkage antique look that I like and never used it again.

Nann said...

What a lovely sampler! And your quote is thought-provoking. Thank you. Hope your week is great.

Jocelyn said...

Love your black and cheddar. Great combination.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Yes to chocolate and cheddar-I love both! How great it feels to have this one to this stage of completion. I big and beautiful job, Judy.

time4stitchn said...

Love your quilt. Such great contrast with the 2 colors while adding a variety of shades of gold. The quilting is wonderful and shows well on your back! It is nice to finish up those UFOs.

Jennifer said...

What a great quilt, congrats on sticking with it to get it done!