Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What’s on My Design Wall


I’m preparing to go to a quilt retreat this week. So naturally I need to get a few projects lined up. Allietare is boxed up and ready to go. It will be my primary project. I’ll take the Tumblers as my leader/ender project and just because will toss in my postage stamp L/E. The retreat is from Thursday evening until Noon Sunday, so I hope to have time to work on at least one more project.

For that project I cut strips for a Strip Twist quilt. After I had the fabric cut, I made two sample blocks. This quilt should go together quickly — provided I remember to test my seam allowance first. I spent a good bit of time ripping out seams since my strip set was too narrow.


Remember those 2″ and 1-1/2″ shirting strips I cut a few weeks ago? Something set me off and I decided that I would make Pineapple Blossom. I’m going to use the name neutral throughout since I have a length of this fabric. I’ll keep making blocks until I run out of 2″ strips of shirting, so I have no idea how big this quilt will be or where it will end up.


As for what I should be working on, I’ve got 3 of 10 rows sewn together in 2 sections (6 blocks and 3-1/2 blocks) with two more rows pined and ready to sew together.



I really need to get motivated and finish this backing so I can get to the quilting.

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

2 Thoughts on “What’s on My Design Wall

  1. There is nothing like a retreat with quilting friends to motivate a piecer. I would move the backing squares up to the first leader and ender so that you can finish it.

  2. Two of the retreats that I like to go to have been cancelled. One didn’t get enough people, the other the facility closed. It makes me treasure the two remaining ones even more. I hope you have a great time and get lots of sewing done. You certainly have some fun choices.

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