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What’s On My Design Wall


Off and on all week I’ve been working on the shirt backing. I’m cutting 10-1/2″ and 5-1/2″ squares, then from what’s left, I’m cutting 2″ and 1-1/2″ strips. The rest of the shirt goes into my shirt scrap box. Ideally, I need 90 large squares and 20 small squares as I need the backing to be 95″ x 100″. I think I’ve got 24 large squares cut so far.

But I felt the need to piece. So instead of pulling out any of my numerous UFOs that could be worked on, I pulled out Tuscan Sun, the JoAnn BOM from 2006 that my mom collected.


I didn’t get far. The pieces are pre-cut, so no thought required there and just what I needed. Unfortunately, either the cutting was off or my piece was off. I suspect it’s a little bit of both.  Each quarter section is supposed to measure 8″ unfinished. They do not. So this is going to require a bit of thinking.  For now, I think the whole thing is going to get put back in its packaging and put back on the shelf.

But I did make progress on the Tumblers.


A group of 8’s  sewn into a group of 16 (there is a dark tumbler just outside of the picture on the left.)

Now back to cutting shirts.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

Getting Ahead of Myself




I still have to bind Scrappy Trips, then up next is quilting Jared Takes a Wife.  Which of course explains why I’ve been playing in EQ with the Alphabet BOM layout.  I think of all of the layouts I’ve played with I like these two the best. Now to find some brick red and deep navy fabric — but after I get Scrappy Trips and JTAW finished.

What’s On My Design Wall



26 Blocks up on the wall. The last 3 were released together so I knocked them out quickly while I was on a roll.

X is for XQuisit

DY - XQuisite

Y is for Yankee Puzzle

DY - Yankee Puzzle

Z is for ZigZag

DY - ZigZag

Now the goal is to find something to tie all of these shirting and muslin blocks together. Just when I think I have it figured out I decide that perhaps it’s not the best option and go off in another direction. I suspect these blocks are going to have to age a bit before they become a top.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what other are working on.

Alphabet BOM Catch UP




It was August when I made my last Alphabet BOM. Now I’m caught up — at least with the block patterns which have been released.

  • September – Underground Railroad
  • October – Variable Star
  • November – WCTU

I haven’t seen the December or January block, but plan on making them as soon as they are released.  Then I can work on the layout.  In the meantime, here’s a picture of all of them.


T is for Tile Puzzle

DY - Tile Puzzle


The BOM for August is Tile Puzzle.  This block brings me up-to-date, at least until the next block is released.

All of my blocks can be seen HERE. These are part of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM that is being run on the Yahoo! group apocketfullofmysteries. It’s not too late to join.

What’s On My Design Wall


This week I’ve got a couple of thing going on.  First off, I corrected the Rail Fence and Spools block for the Alphabet BOM. It really didn’t take long once I focused.  There are still 7 more blocks, so I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to set 26 blocks.  Nearly every plan I do I either have 1 block left over or need a few more.  But playing in EQ I may have come up with an idea.



Obviously the Letters are simply place holders and if I go with this plan there is no guarantee the blocks will end up in order.



I’ve not forgotten Eeyore — I’ve got the cable marked on the center border.  Now I need to clear the space around the sewing machine so I can finish it up.

Check out the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others are up to this week.


R is for Rail Fence, S is for Spools

DY - Rail Fence


Rail Fence was the June BOM.

DY - Spools


Spools was the July BOM.

Bring on August’s block.  I’m caught up for the moment. Well, on this project.

All of my blocks can be seen HERE. These are part of Dorothy Young’s Alphabet BOM that is being run on the Yahoo! group apocketfullofmysteries. It’s not too late to join.

July Recap / August Goals



It’s good that I recap what I accomplish each month or I would think I get nothing done.  Much of July was spent working in the yard and or reading.  But then I realize I really did get a few things done.

As part of the yard work, I repainted our windmill. The center of Eeyore was quilted. A set of placemats and coasters was made. I finished quilting the Double Wedding Ring. I made the June BOM block and started on the July block, although I forgot to use muslin as my light. I did some of the embroidery on the next to last block of the Christmas BOM. Not pictured, on the 1st, I finished “the forgotten quilt”.

So, what do I have planned for August?


In no particular order:

  • Finish Eeyore
  • Make the June, July and August blocks (R, S, & T)
  • Attach the binding to the DWR
  • Clean up the sewing room — it’s gotten deep.

There are other things which need to be done as well – labels and pillowcases for at least 5 quilts; get Scrappy Trips done – I still need to make the backing; start the quilt I’m making for a friend’s church auction and possibly quilt, bind and label another quilt for a gift if I can arrange time on the long arm at the end of the month.  And of course this short list doesn’t put a dent in my 2014 Goals which is a just a small subset of my master UFO list.

One of These Things…

is not like the other. Well, none of them are alike, but one doesn’t have the muslin.



Yes, I’ll be making a new Rail Fence Block. And starting over on the Spool block for July.

What’s On My Design Wall


There’s not much on my design wall today.  I’ve done virtually nothing in the sewing room for the past two weeks.  I did finally finish these coasters.  The  bias binding was driving me crazy. They measure 3-1/2″ across so it’s a tight turn as compared to other curves I’ve done in the past. This is what I learned:

  • Cut the bias binding at 1-1/2″
  • Do not double it as on quilts
  • Use a 1/4″ seam
  • Do a straight join

I was even able to machine stitch the binding down.

On the wall proper is the June BOM for the Alphabet BOM. R is for Rail Fence.



This week the weather is supposed to be relatively cool, so other than the block for July, I’m not sure if I’ll get any more time with the sewing machine.  There’s more yard work to do before Friday night.

Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall.