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What’s On My Design Wall


I had great plans to finish Eye Fooler for today’s design wall, but I didn’t quite get there.

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What’s On My Design Wall


It’s still the graduation quilt Eye Fooler. I’ve cut into the border fabric and have a few blocks made. I need to finish cutting the black fabric for the rest of the triangle in a square units so I can finish the partial blocks on the wall. Then it will be time for the rest of the alternate blocks, a pieced border to finish out the pattern and finally a narrowish (3 -4″) outer border in gold.

My goal — to finish the piecing by the end of the month.

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What’s On My Design Wall


I’m sure this doesn’t look like I’ve gotten anything done this past week and there is some truth to that.  However, I did get the alternate blocks sorted out and they are sitting by my sewing table ready for me to stitch together.


Each block was taken off the wall and laid out the way it is supposed to go together with  sheet of paper between them.  I hope this allows me to get the blocks back up on the wall in a short order. Of course it might be quicker if I actually sat at my sewing machine and sewed!

I’ve decided to attempt to do a bit of gardening this year to see if I can grow a few vegetables. This past week I spent much of my ‘quilting time’ reading up on container gardening and deciding what I wanted to attempt to grow.  Saturday I worked for a couple of hours in the morning, then started gathering my supplies.



I’ve started working on my first container. This one will get one of the tomato plants. It’s beginning to look like many of our home improvement projects — with multiple trips to the hardware store.  I hope it’s just one more stop before I can actually start to plant. So far there have been three — if I you don’t count the ones where I was looking before I started to implement the project.

With any luck, I’ll be back to the sewing machine before the end of the week.  May 16th will be here before I know it.

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What’s On My Design Wall


This past week I sat down and finished sewing the bits and pieces that have been piled on my desk and cutting table for the past month. I even managed to make 6 of the alternate blocks.  Those are going slower because I’m putting up each individual unit on the wall, trying to ensure the colors are somewhat separated.

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What’s On My Design Wall


It’s the graduation quilt – Eye Fooler. There’s not much more done on it since the March recap last week. But I think I have all the pieces done, except for the triangle in a square blocks which will have the border fabric in them.


That’s not to say they are ready to be sewn into blocks yet.  I still need to take the small HST blocks and piece them into a 3″ unit and the flying geese still need paired up. But they are off the corner of my desk!

The next step is to finish what I can of the border blocks.  If I remember correctly, I sewed the 4-patches to the wrong side of the triangle in a square block.

Now if I can stay focused.  Graduation is in 40 days!

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What’s On My Design Wall



This past week I’ve been playing with my stars.  10 new stars.  As you can see Orca Bay is not yet sandwiched. I really need to do something about that this week. Or work on Eye Fooler.  It’s still sitting on the corner of my desk.

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What’s On My Design Wall


This past week I’ve been working on my stars.  Star #99 still needs a few more pieces of background attached — then I’ve got to pick more star fabric.

So, this past weekend I started working on the Craigslist scraps – the ones I got back in October and whittled down to one crate. I’ve got them sorted by color or theme except for this last little bit in the crate.



There were piles covering all of my ironing board, but I had to make room for pressing. The blues have been pressed.



To clear the space, I moved the scraps to my treadle.


I hope to get through the scraps this week because I need to get back to the graduation quilt.  I was reminded that there’s just two months until graduation.

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What’s On My Design Wall


As I mentioned late Saturday night, I’ve gotten distracted. Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber suggested sending smaller quilts (48″ x 60″) to her quilt club would be a win-win. A veteran’s hospital would get a quilt and the UFO count could be reduced. I checked my spreadsheet and found one quilt top which was waiting on borders, and I found two partial block sets.

From the block sets and a couple of orphan blocks, I made the quilt top pictured above. The 2nd quilt top is on the design wall waiting for the sashing.



As soon as I get these in the mail, I’ll cross them off my “To Be Quilted” list and reduce the number of my UFOs (“Quilts In Progress” + “To Be Quilted”) by three. Then it will be back to the graduation quilt.

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What’s on My Design Wall


I’m using EQ to help me shuffle the bits and pieces of the graduation quilt, so that hopefully, the colors will be dispersed throughout the quilt and not lumped together. The pieces are scattered on various surfaces in my sewing room.


Although I did not get a star made yesterday, I did get the two sections stitched together.

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What’s On My Design Wall


First up is the Orca Bay top. This was the 2011 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  I have the batting, backing and thread to quilt it, I just need to scheduled long arm rental time.

So, having finished one quilt top, I’m on to the next one. Eye Fooler in black and brights.



Saturday I got a few 2-patches and flying geese made while I was avoiding the borders for Orca Bay. There are tons more of these units which need to be made. The bright fabric for these units are cut but I haven’t cut the black fabric. I made myself wait until the Orca Bay top was done.

These 4″ wide bright strips should be enough for the rest of the black and bright units.

dw0223 - strips

By getting these cut, I’ve been able to fold up the rest of the fabric. Admittedly it’s not put away – but that’s only because there’s a quilt top hanging from the shelving.

I did cut one 5″ strip of the black to make the background of the triangle in a square units.

dw0223 - trianglesquare

Next up is to figure out how many units of each fabric I need. I suspect I’ll be cutting all week.

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