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What’s On My Design Wall



I am happy to report that Sew Scrappy is quilted! It’s amazing what can get done if you stay focused. I found out Tuesday or Wednesday that I would be able to use the longarm Saturday afternoon, so I scrambled to finish up the quilt top — then changed my mind about simply binding it, opting for a 3 1/2″ red border. Then the challenge was to get a backing ready.

I cut 9″ squares from my FQ (they had already been chopped into) and used a length of fabric given to me by a friend. But changing horses in the middle of the stream, I decided I needed a bit of the backing fabric for a matching pillowcase, so I pulled the blue fabric in to get the backing large enough.



Here’s a look at the quilting from the back.


Now to get the binding on the quilt.

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What’s On My Design Wall



Sew Scrappy, from Evelyn Sloppy’s book 40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts is what I’ve been working on the past couple of days. What can I say? I really didn’t want to swap out my walking foot again. I still have a few of the really light lights clumped together, but I don’t know that I’m going to worry about trying to spread them out. It looks much better than it did last week.

I hope to get the top together today or tomorrow, then it will be back to the Green & Cream Swap blocks. Although something was said about cleaning the front gutters…

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What’s On My Design Wall



With the finishes Saturday, it’s time to pull the next quilt out that’s on my Crazy Challenge II list. It’s the Green and Cream Swap Blocks that I’m doing Quilt As You Go. Two of the 5 rows were done when I put it away a while back.



These are the blocks for the next row — the blocks were quilted, but I needed to quilt the sashings & cornerstones.


This is the rest of the quilt.

Here’s this month’s to-do list:

  • Finish Red Disappearing 9-Patch
  • Finish Green & Cream Swap
  • Complete Sew Scrappy Top
  • Pillowcases for Green Disappearing 9-Patch, Red Disappearing 9-Patch, Nifty Thrifty, Green & Cream Swap
  • Make backing for Hardware
  • Prep Black & Bright Swap: Make batting, backing, figure out quilting design, attach to zippers

Bonus: 10 more pillowcases; Progress on Compass Lone Star, prep/quilt Sew Scrappy, prep/quilt Hardware

Oh — and just for fun I looked to see if I have enough fabric for Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt, Allietare.



Looks like I do. The turquoise fabric is because I didn’t think I had a length of gray in my stash and was going to need to pick new colors.

I best get a move on it if I’m thinking about doing the mystery quilt. I have a long to-do list before the end of the year.

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What’s On My Design Wall



Left to Right:

  • Green Disappearing 9-Patch that needs binding
  • Aiming for Accuracy ready to be quilted
  • Orange Crush ready to be quilted

It’s going to be a long day – I’ve booked 6 hours on the long arm to get these quilts quilted.

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What’s on My Design Wall


My sewing area looks like a quilt factory exploded in it. So, I’ve carefully curated the photos I’m about to show. This is Aiming for Accuracy. The batting is cut to length and the top and backing are pinned to the zippers. The plan is to quilt it next Monday.


On the ironing board is the backing for the Green Disappearing 9-Patch. It’s been folded up for a couple of weeks, so I pressed it. There are 2 lengths of batting sitting on top – one for the Green D9P and the other is for the Red D9P. It is my hope that I get both quilts basted tomorrow evening so I can start quilting later this week. The backing for the Red D9P is still pinned to the shelves.


On the design wall proper are blocks for Sew Scrappy. This is the picture from last week as it’s a disaster area in front of the design wall.


I’ve got a busy week ahead of me quilt wise – basting quilts Monday, work on Sew Scrappy Tuesday, prep Orange Crush for quilting Wednesday and quilt the DP9 quilts afterwards.

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What’s On My Design Wall

dw1012-1This weekend I started working on the last shirting backing then I got distracted by a new quilt (it’s on the Crazy Challenge II list so it’s OK). I think I still would have been OK, if I had then focused on one or the other, instead I messed with both and didn’t get either finished.  Since I’m setting aside Tuesday’s to work on Sew Scrappy, I’m not sure what I’m going to do today after work — finish piecing the last two blocks and put the border on the new quilt, finish piecing the backing, start cutting more squares from my shirts to make a quilt backing for the new quilt, or baste one of the Disappearing 9-Patch quilts.  Perhaps a nap is in order.

dw1012-2I’ve got the last two blocks ready to stitch together, shirt squares at the ready and my tumbler L/Es handy.

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What’s On My Design Wall


As someone said last week, there’s nothing but threads on my design wall. But that’s OK, I’m quilting. For about a week I debated on how I was going to quilt this quilt — the Sylvia Bridal Sampler Blue & Brown Swap. If I quilted in on the long arm, I was leaning toward this design:


But I didn’t know how I was going to quilt the borders. There’s a lot of ‘negative space’ begging for something cool. Here on the blog, one of my readers suggested since it’s a traditional setting go for traditional quilting and suggested Baptist Fans.  I keyed in on the ‘traditional quilting’ and thought about some of the antique quilts I have and decided even with the ‘negative space’ a grid would be in keeping with the quilt and was something I could manage on my machine here at home.

The grid is completely done in one direction and I’m guessing about 1/3 of the way done in the other direction. My guess is by mid-week I’ll have another finish to report, then I’ll flip back to piecing. That last shirt backing needs to be done and I’d like to baste both Disappearing 9-Patches over the weekend.

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What’s On My Design Wall



Not really my design wall, but it’s what I finished up after watching the eclipse last night.  This is Diamond Links and the quilting is complete. So, up next is binding. Since it’s been a couple of years since I started the quilting, I have no idea what I was planning on using for the binding, but I’ve decided to do use the red inner border fabric as a faux piping and the border fabric as the binding.

Here are a couple of the pics I took of the moon last night.



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What’s On My Design Wall

dw0921I truly thought I was going to have as my picture today Nifty Thrift finished. After all, I would be home from Bonnie Hunter’s Trunk Show in Marshall, Missouri by 7. That would give me several hours to quilt before hitting the pillow.  As it turns out, it’s a good thing I have today and tomorrow off as apparently the drive wiped me out.

The quilter’s garage sale was hosted by the guild hosting Bonnie. There were some great things, but I was looking specifically (although realistically, not expecting to find) batting. I did purchase More Adventures with Leaders and Enders and had Bonnie sign it for my collection.  There are several quilts I’d like to make in the book, although they will have to wait for now.

So where did the fabric come from? Well, fabric in the top left was originally in my mom’s stash, I was supposed to make some pajama pants out of it, but that didn’t happen and passed it to my sister because I couldn’t figure out what I’d use it for. I got it back to make pillowcases, but there’s not enough for 5 cases, so she passed along the two space fabrics as well.

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What’s On My Design Wall



This is Out of the Blue. I finished the top about 2 years ago. This is not one of the 12 quilts on my challenge list, but fortunately one I listed in my 3rd Quarter Finish Along since I listed ALL my UFOs. 🙂

Over the weekend a request came in — do I have something for a quick finish for a 7-year-old girl. This top immediately came to mind. It has come together rather quickly. Digging through my stash I found a length of black batting, a fun dot print for the backing and a bright green to make the backing wider.


And I finally got to open the spool of turquoise thread I bought on sale a while back. I was smart enough to cut the binding strips when I made the top, so I hope to finish up this quilt tonight after work.

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