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What’s On My Design Wall? – 8/10

The stars are still on my wall. I’ve decided on this arrangement of blocks. Still no idea on borders, but I figure I’ll figure that out when I get there.

Check out other design walls by visiting Patchwork Times.

SBS Swap Block Set # 3

This is the third of the five block sets I’m making for the SBS swap. I finished F10 – Aunt Sukey’s Choice last night, and now I’ve finished C1 – Contrary Husband. Two more sets are needed, but my goal for August was to just get two sets done. Cross that goal off my list.

SBS Swap Block #2

Here’s the first block of the second set I’m making for the SBS Swap. It’s F10 – Aunt Sukey’s Choice.

I still need to make the flying geese for the rest of these blocks, but I’ve been called away to assist with swim suit design. I’ll enjoy the time I spend with my mom this afternoon, but I’m not looking forward to the designing. She promised me she’ll have the cutting board cleared by the time I get there. So I best get a move on it.

All Stars

Not athletes, but rather all of the star blocks are done that I need to go with my birthday swap blocks. Cross one thing off my August list.

I still need to decide proper placement, but tomorrow and tomorrow. I guess it’s time to work on one of those tiny blocks.

SBS Swap Block Fabric

This evening after making the BOW, I dug through my blue, brown and cream fabrics to see if I had what I needed for my swap blocks. Since these are small blocks, I don’t need much, but I do need to deal with scale.

I’m thrilled that I was able to find fabric for 3 of the remaining 4 sets. From top to bottom:

G10 – Arizona
C1 – Contrary Husband
F10 – Aunt Sukey’s Choice

I still need to pick out the fabric for L6 – Steps to the Alter, but I’ll save that for another day.

August 2009 Quilting Goals

When it comes to quilting, I’m all over the place as far as getting things done. I’ll say I want to finish XYZ, but then I’ll get distracted by something else — and it’s not always new fabric or a new quilt.

So, I think I’m going to start listing my goals here on my blog, as well as a large printout by my computer, to see if it helps.

So, in no particular order, here are my August 2009 Quilting Goals

  • At least 2 sets of blocks for the SBS Brown/Blue Swap
    (5 sets are needed by mid-Octber, 1 set is already done)
  • Keep up with the SBS BOW
  • Finish star blocks to go with birthday swap blocks
    (10 done, 10 more needed-block kits already cut)
  • Work on Josh’s quilt
    (5 1/2 blocks to hand quilt, and machine quilt the borders)
  • Make up mind about applique on table runner
  • Work on DWR – top needs to be done by mid-October
  • Make rest of Birthday Swap Blocks (4 more needed)
  • Quilt a baby quilt to get a finish!
  • Keep scraps cut up

  • What’s On My Design Wall? – 8/3

    What’s on my Design Wall? A wider longer wall for one thing. This is a 60 x 102 tablecloth. I folded over about 19 inches at the top. This reinforces the buttonholes and shortens the tablecloth. I didn’t center it on the fireplace this time since I needed to avoid the grout. The buttonholes are spaced about 9 1/2″ apart and there are 7 of them.

    The quilt is my Birthday Quilt. The blue and white Pennsylvania blocks are from a swap I did on the QIAD Forum. Last Thursday I decided I needed to work on something mindless and bigger than the 6″ blocks with lots of pieces. This was the project since it involved working on a UFO, cutting fabric, and seeing quick progress.

    The stars are not in their final location. I’ve got to see how the other blue and yellow stars turn out. I also have to decide if I want to float the center or make 1/2 Pennsylvania blocks to take it to the border. Right now I’m thinking a narrow yellow border and then a wider blue border, but I’m not there yet, so who knows.

    To see what’s on other quilters’ design walls, visit Judy’s page over at Patchwork Times.

    Another SBS Block

    F-10 Aunt Sukey’s Choice

    This is another block I’m making for the SBS Swap. This one goes into my quilt. Tonight I’ll dig through the stash to see if I can find enough fabric, but then I think I’m going to work on something else. A week of 30’s reproductions and small blocks is about all I can stand at a time. Or maybe it’s that I want to see significant progress.

    I think I’m in need of some mindless piecing about now. Who knows what that means I’ll be working on next.

    Now isn’t this cool. I was playing with Picasa and think I’ve stumbled across my sashing color. Lavender. What do you think?

    SBS Swap Block Set #1

    This is the first of the five block sets I’m making for the SBS swap. Even six of these 6 inch blocks don’t take much fabric. When I added it up I think I used about 3/8 of a yard. Not a very big dent in my stash. But that’s the good news. It all came from my stash. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do that with the other blocks, as I don’t have a lot of brown with small scale prints. We’ll see.

    What’s On My Design Wall? – 7/27

    Multiple things.

    A couple of weeks ago I pulled out my birthday blocks with the intention of making star blocks. Then technology reigned havoc, and there was no quilting going on. Then I started cleaning up and hung the table runner on the wall, as much to get it out of the way as to work on the applique. (There’s that “A” word).

    Finally this past week I had to start piecing or go crazy, so I’ve been working on my Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler blocks. These are the last three I’ve finished. To jump start my piecing, as well as my SBS, I’ve joined a Blue and Brown swap on the SBS list.

    Due to the number of blocks in the quilt, this swap is different than others I’ve joined in the past. We make a set of 5 blocks to swap and can make up to 5 sets of blocks, each set having different focus fabric. I picked 10 blocks I’d be happy to make and started ‘testing’ them in the 30’s reproduction fabric for my quilt. I got my list last night and Ladies’ Aid Album (bottom block) is one of my swap blocks, and it this weeks BOW.

    Check out the links over at Patchwork Times to see what’s on other quilters’ design walls.