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What’s On My Design Wall

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Clue # 4 of Alletore is done! Now on to Clue # 5. Oh wait. I didn’t get that clue downloaded and saved. But no fear – I can use Clue # 6 to back into Clue # 5. This evening I’m going to finish the cutting which I’ve skipped — the pieces for the outer edge of the quilt center and then pack everything together so I can work on other projects which need to be finished sooner than later.

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Meanwhile, the  Tumbers Leader/Ender project has been moving along. 400 more seams and then I’ll be ready to sew rows into a quilt top.

Check out what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

480 Tumblers

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July 1st I started this year’s Leader/Ender Challenge that Bonnie Hunter is hosting. My tumblers are from recycled shirts. Thus far I’ve managed to stitch 480 tumblers into 240 pairs while working on the Disappearing 9-Patch quilts over the past 7 weeks.

Speaking of the Disappearing 9-Patch, I didn’t quite get the 3rd section sewn together. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll finish the quilt top tonight. Since I’ve run out of light tumblers. I’ll stitch the pairs into 4’s until I finish the D9P. Then more tumblers both light and dark will be cut as I cut the squares for the backings.

What’s on My Design Wall

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Hey, hey. There’s a change on my design wall this week. Ok, not much of one, but I’m not using the same picture.  Last week I took down the Sew Scrappy blocks as I made more progress on the Red Disappearing 9-Patch.  Show me the progress you say?

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Those 4 huge 9-patches will become 12 DP9 blocks.  The stack in the top right corner are 52 blocks waiting to go up on the wall.  I still have 10 more big 9-patches to sew together.  Of course my wall is not big enough for the whole quilt – 11 x 13 blocks – so I’m not sure how I’m going to lay it out.  May just sort the 4 matching blocks into 4 sections and make sure each section looks good.

I started the Tumbler leader/ender Challenge quilt on July 1st as well.  I’ve repurposed the strips I had cut for Rectangle Wrangle to cut tumblers using my Dresden Plate ruler.

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My tumblers are 2-1/2″ tall and so far I’ve got 12 pairs made. I want to be able to mix the colors up in the quilt and so far most the ones I’ve made are red.  My guess is that after the first of the year I’ll start sewing them into rows once I have ton of pairs made.  I need over 1100 tumblers for a small lap quilt and twice that many for twin.  I have 24 sewn together.

See what other are working on over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall

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This past week I worked on two projects. The blocks at the top are for Sew Scrappy using my Kansas Troubles fabrics. There are another 20 of the blocks like the one at the bottom of the design wall which need the sashing and cornerstone added, then it will be time to make those 25-patches and get them sashed.

But Saturday evening I decided I needed something a bit more mindless to work on, so I pulled out the red Disappearing 9-patch. This is about 1/4 of the blocks, so they are not in the final order. Given the size of my design wall, I guess I’m going to have to work on this quilt in quarters. The quilt will be 11 blocks wide and I can only get 8 up on the wall.

Finally, I’ve been debating whether or not to join the 2015 Leader & Ender Challenge – Tumblers. I have a L&E project – my postage stamp quilt and I have plenty of pieces currently cut so I really don’t need a new project.  However, aren’t these so cute? Maybe if I can find a quick and accurate way to cut them – preferably without buying a template.

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