Monday, June 24, 2024

Design Wall Monday - June 24, 2024

 Good Morning Quilters!

I am happy to report that I am all well. (knee replacement surgery June 3), and am back to quilting.  It is so good to be back.  I finished the binding on the Two Step Quilt and here is a picture of it in the family room, on the couch.  The squares finish at five inches, and there are 20 squares across and 20 down.  Making the finished quilt measure 100” by 100”.  King size for our bed.

Closer picture:

I like it so much!  I will make a label this week.  The idea came from a book by Barbara Brackman, but I think her squares are a different size.  I blogged about it (Here)

While finishing the binding on this quilt, I decided to make a small quilt/doll quilt of the same design.  So here’s my start, with four little blocks made yesterday:

Aren’t they cute?  If you would like to make a little quilt too, here is my plan:

Finished block size will be 2.5 inches square, and I will make 32 of the indigo centered blocks and 32 of the shirting centered blocks.  The little quilt will then be 20 inches square.  I am thinking 8 squares across and 8 down.

Cutting directions:

Cut the centers at 2” x 2”           (32 dark and 32 light)

Cut the shorter borders at 1” x 2”        (64 dark and 64 light)

Cut the longer borders at 1” x 3”        (64 dark and 64 light)

Let me know if you decide to make one.  I think it will go quite fast.  It can be a little leader/ender project.

What is on your design wall?  Mine still has the Hour Glass Challenge quilt on it, and I did get all of the rest of the hour glass blocks made for the final border (132) so assembly of “blocks” of 36 of the hour glass blocks will now begin.  It’s exciting to be near the end.  

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Soma @ said...

Glad to hear that you’re doing well and that is a great finish. Thank you for hosting!


Kate said...

So glad you recovered quickly and are back to the sewing room. Hope the knee surgery has you feeling much more mobile. Your Two Step quilt turned out beautifully! Congrats on the finish.

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on the healing and congrats on finishing this lovely quilt!

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm glad you're back to normal and your surgery was a success! Binding was a good project to work on whilst recovering. Happy stitching the mini!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sounds like a quick recovery! Yay!!! Love your king size quilt and that doll quilt is going to be adorable!!!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

LOVE your two step quilt!!
and yay for being back at it again!!!

Sara said...

Glad you've made a quick recovery with the knee replacement. That quilt is beautiful - and huge!!

Quilting Babcia said...

I think your positive attitude toward your surgery and recovery played a big part in the outcome and your quick return to normal life! And I love your new finished quilt!

Marsha Cooper said...

A very large finish!

Carol Andrews said...

Hi Judy. I’m so glad to read you’ve recovered enough to get back in your sewing room. Your quilt is lovely! I’ve tried to link up but having issues this week. Thanks for hosting us all. 😉 Carol @ Quilt Schmilt

Jennifer said...

I am woefully behind in my blog reading, so belated congrats on a successful surgery and a beautiful quilt!