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Have You Noticed?

I’ve been updating the image of the Double Wedding Ring on my sidebar the past few days. This is where it started:

dwr0209February 9th

dwr0706July 6th

dwr0707July 7th

dwr0708 July 8th

dwrleftcornerIn the “flesh” so to speak.

As soon as I get this “corner” quilted it will be time to bind the quilt. I might just finish it in less than 25 years. – I bought the fabric in September 1989 and took the class in September/October of that year.


What’s On My Design Wall



This weekend I finished quilting the grid “behind” the applique.  Now it’s time to figure out the borders.  While debating ignoring that question I did a bit more on the DWR. I also spent a good bit of time re-reading (again) Drums of Autumn.

Follow the links over to Patchwork Times to see what other’s have been up to.


What’s On My Design Wall



Friday night I pulled out my Double Wedding Ring quilt and worked on it on and off over the weekend. All that is left to quilt are part of the end blocks.

To see what others have on their Design Walls follow the links over at Patchwork Times.

Friday Night Quilting



Well, the little quilt is quilted. I should be able to replicate the quilting on the larger quilt without marking near as much. But first I  have to rip out the quilting I did last week on the large quilt.


But first, since I had “scheduled” tonight to work on my DWR when I got home I did a bit – including threading all my needles again.  Two full rings and the edge hearts left to go. If I would stop and just work on this I could get it done in no time.  But after 24 years and 4 months, what’s the hurry? Perhaps my NEW goal should be to finish it by the end of September – 25 years after I started it. — Remind me of that if I haven’t started the binding by August, will you?



February’s Quilting Goals

I’ve reviewed my Quilting Goals for the year and have picked several that I’m planning on working on this month.



  • Make “visible” progress on my Double Wedding Ring – I’m planning on attending Stitch & Chat on the 7th and will take the quilt to work on.
  • Finish Deadline  III – Quilting is this morning’s project
  • Make the “N” blocks for the Alphabet BOM.
  • Make progress on Eeyore – I’ll be happy to get the appliqué done ready to attach to the background after I made the “N” block, this is going to be this month’s focus.
  • Bonus – Finish Scrappy Trips. – I need to make the backing and buy batting.

I’ll post my progress through the month and at the end of the month we’ll see if I was able to accomplish my goals.


Double Wedding Ring Progress

One of my goals is to finish my Double Wedding Ring quilt – preferably sometime this decade.   I hardly picked up the quilt last year.  I must have worked on it a bit since it was in my sewing room when the ENTIRE family came over for dinner last January and I had to move it back to the sewing room for Christmas.

Anyway, it’s back in the living room, where I work on it when I’m “watching” TV.  I’ve even made a bit of progress on it – more than I’ve committed to for the UFO Challenge and it’s only January 6th!

In the illustration above, if the “block” is colored in, I’ve quilted that section.  If its’ just a line drawing, I still need to quilt it.  If I can keep this pace I should have it finished by before my birthday the end of May.   The only question is whether or not  I can keep this pace and get done everything else I that needs be done in the same time frame.  So stay tuned.

What’s On My Design Wall

Yes, I’ve taken down Orca Bay.  It’s January 2nd and I’ve got to get this Ocean Wave’s quilt done by mid-May and there are still 464 HST squares to be stitched — not to mention the actual assembly of the blocks, the quilt top, quilting, binding and a label. This part of the quilt is up on the wall to remind me to get it in gear.

I’ve also been working on my January UFOs.  It’s a 3 part deal — the block from the Christmas quilt — the pattern is still leaning against my computer; 2 SBS blocks (book is on other computer) and one ring of my DWR.

That, I made progress on Sunday.  The center of the ring I quilted is off to the right.  Up next is the pieced section surrounding the melon.  I may work on that tomorrow evening.  — Anyone noticing I’m not jumping out there to work on the cookie jar?  It’s that appliqué thing.

There should be some great design walls over at Patchwork Times – check them out..

The Year of the PIG – Question #4

Jill’s Year of the PIGS Question #4 is:

What is your last finish and what UFO are you working on now?

As Jill said, this is an easy question.  My last finish was my 5-patch Scrap baby quilt on January 31st.

I’m working on two different UFOs at the moment.  At the sewing machine I’m working on a brightly colored Dresden Plate on a black background.

I started this quilt sometime in 2006.  I’m using a skirt my mom made for me in the early ’90s.  One of these days I’ll need to see if I can find a picture of it before I started chopping into it.  This is what is left of the skirt.

There were at least two more tiers to the skirt.  I had to cut into another layer to get enough pieces.

I wore that skirt frequently for 10 years (clearly I’m not a clothes horse.)  I always wanted a black blouse and black slouch boots to wear with it.  But never got the blouse made or found the boots.  Instead I wore it with a purple “camp shirt” and some sort of black shoes.  For accessories I had a “silver” concho belt and a multi-colored turquoise phoenix brooch.  I finally rolled over the hem of the skirt with my desk chair one time too many and decided I shouldn’t wear it any more.

When I’m not sitting in front of my sewing machine, I’m hand quilting my Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

Last night I discovered that I only have 2 rings left on the row I’m currently working on, then two more rows for a total of 16 rings to go.  I’ve blogged a lot about this quilt over the past couple of year.  Clicking on “dwr” on the right of my screen take you to those entries.

Check out the link’s at Jill’s to the last finish others have had and what they are currently working on now.

What’s on my Design Wall

Thanksgiving weekend I discovered I didn’t have anything really portable to take to a sew in.  I’m working on the Cream & Green quilt, the Double Wedding Ring and No Blue Geese — but currently it’s all in the hand work stage and rather large to tote around.  Not wanting to start anything new, I pulled down my box containing this quilt –well really just the letters and prepped about 1/2 of my letters.    This project can’t be completed until sometime in May, so I’m sporadically working on it.

In the meantime, I’m still working on my Double Wedding Ring —  Started the 6th row last night.  I’m also working on No Blue Geese.  I quilted a large pleat into the backing, so I’m having to stitch it down by hand.  Once I get that done, I’ll put the binding on and post a photo.  The Cream and Green quilt is still waiting on some handwork as well.

Check out other design walls for more inspiration by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s on my Design Wall

Very little quilting was accomplished this weekend. After working all night Friday night/Saturday morning, I didn’t get going good until, well, I’m still not going good Sunday evening. I did get out of the house Saturday afternoon for the quilt show, then when I got home, we turned around (after a 2 hour nap on my part) and took my niece to dinner. Sunday we were out all day – church and then shopping — at a MALL. And I had new heels on. That’s a story for another time. Anyway, we finally got home about 3:30 and I put my feet up.

I worked some more on the on Double Wedding Ring, but I still have a melon, two arcs and the cornerstones and before I’ll be done with the 4th ring on the 5th row, with three more rings to get done before Wednesday. Check back Wednesday to see if I get it done.

Briefly I worked on the Cream & Green blocks — the first row is put together and I’ve got two blocks on the second row together, the backing just needs stitching down. Before long I’ll have to make a border decision.

When I bought the sashing and cornerstone fabric, I bought enough for borders and binding. I just don’t remember if I was planning on design #1 or design #2:

Option # 1

Option # 2

Both of these options makes the quilt a full size quilt. However, if I leave the borders off and just bind it in green, it will be twin size — not to mention I’ll have enough of the sashing fabric to make the body of pillow case (probably have enough to make the cuff if I go with a larger quilt).

Option # 3

This quilt doesn’t have a destination — yet — so I can’t use that as my guide. Right now I’m leaning toward no borders, but that may be because I’m tired. At least I don’t have to make that decision immediately.

Follow the links over at Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall.