Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s On My Design Wall


There are all sorts of things laying about my area in the midst of mid project. Pictured above are some placemats that I made over the weekend. They still need to be bound. I’m rusty on bias binding, so I’m using the tutorial over at Generations Quilt PatternsIf this goes well, I’ll be willing to tackle the binding on my Double Wedding Ring.

dw0713 dwrbias

I sure hope 3/4 of a yard will make enough binding – there’s no way I can get any more of that fabric. I suspect I’ll cut this binding will be narrower than my usual 2-1/2″.

dw0713 equilt

I’ve also started marking the cable into one of the borders on Eeyore.  I have the sides and bottom to mark then I can start quilting again.

Then it will be time to decide if I’m going to go with straight or bias binding — which I suppose will also depend on how well the first two projects go.

dw0713 ebindstraight

dw0713 ebindbias

At least I don’t have to worry about not having enough fabric – I have at least 2-1/2 yards left.

dw0713 case

Percolating  in the back of my mind are the pillowcases I need to make. The one above for a quilt I’ll show towards the end of the year; Eeyore; and a pair for the DWR. I really need to make one for both of my Ladder to the Star quilts, along with labels for all of the above.

dw0713 tripback

A few weeks ago I started working on the backing for the Treadle Scrappy Trips. I want to match the seam, so I’ve started pinning it together.

dw0713 table

I need to clean up my cutting table.  That pile of fabric in center either needs to either be put up or I need to come closer to finalizing the quilt pattern – given everything on my plate I think putting it up will be my best bet.

dw0713 shirts

Then there are the shirts. Not only do I need to deal with these now that they’ve been washed, the box standing on end under the cutting table contained washed shirts too.  Looking at that pile and knowing it doesn’t take that many shirts to kill a stash report kept me from the thrift shops yesterday.

dw0713 snow

Finally, there’s the snowmen family block from the Christmas BOM. This is one of the two blocks I have left to finish before I can finish assembling the center of the quilt top.  The pattern called for appliquéd arms, pipe and nose and I decided they could be embroidered. Since I had finished the quilting on the DWR before Stitch & Chat, this is what I worked on. It’s gone back into the busy bag for another time.

I need to just work on this one bite at a time so I don’t stall trying to figure out what to do first.   Stay tuned to see what I get done this week.

In the meantime, check out what others are doing by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

5 Thoughts on “What’s On My Design Wall

  1. Lots of little things in the works — I hope you’re able to make progress this week. (Cute, cute snowmen!)

  2. Your snowmen drew me in. It’s so hot here this week, they looked cool! Of course, I’ll complain loudly if we have a cold, long winter like we had this year. I have to say I really like the bias stripes on the Eeyore quilt. I’ve been making my binding 2 3/8th” these days, especially on charity quilts where I sew the front and the back by machine. 2 1/2″ doesn’t work as well unless I stitch one side by hand. Keep up with your progress.

  3. Hi!!!! Lots of pretty projects!!!! I love your snowmen!!!!

  4. Nancy N on July 14, 2014 at 11:01 am said:

    Pam, you might want to check out some of Sharon Schamber’s videos on curved bindings. https://www.youtube.com/user/SharonSchamberNet

    Bias bindings are what I learned to make when I first started quilting. I still prefer to use bias over straight of grain. Good luck.

  5. It’s fun to make Wintry blocks in this Heat!! Another thought- does Bonnie have a chart for Bias Binding on her Tabs? The stripes do make great binding. Have fun with all of your Projects.

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