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What’s On My Design Wall

Last week there were big finishes.  First was Eye Fooler — at about 4:00 AM Saturday morning. Nothing like finishing with only hours to spare.


A full picture of the quilt can be seen in Saturday’s post.

The second finish is Orca Bay.  The binding is stitched down and now I need to get it washed, photographed and shipped off.



So what’s next?  Catching up on laundry and deep cleaning the kitchen. Along the way,  I need to put up the extra fabric from the quilts – I’ve already taken care of the backing and batting, but I need to put up the brights from Eye Fooler. After I get that done, I’ll start cutting the recycled shirts for my nephews’ quilts. Now if I can find the note card which tells me how many squares I need to cut….

See what other’s have been working on over at Patchwork Times.

The Graduation Quilt Is Finished!

The Graduation Quilt is finished and delivered.


gradquiltdone-border detail


  • Pattern:  Eye Fooler from Quail Valley Quilts
  • 16 3/4 yards of fabric in top, backing, binding and pillowcase
  • Batting: Hobbs 80/20 Black
  • Top Thread: Superior Threads So Fine! Color # 722 – Crickey!
  • BobbinThread: Superior Threads Super Bob – Black (nearly 2 size M’s)
  • Quilting design: AMPANTO03 Curly Q by Aimee Mahan
  • Quilting time: approximately 3 hours
  • Binding: Susie’s Magic Binding
  • Size before washing: 78″ x 96″
  • Size after washing: 74″ x 90″
  • Started: 2/18/15
  • Finished: 5/15/15

This quilt was on my UFO list in several challenges. I’ll add the links when the corresponding post goes live.

Six and a Half Hours of Quilting

orcabutterMy cats are new to Quilting Quality Control.  Apparently they don’t inspect tops, but wait until the quilting is done.  This is Butterscotch on my version of Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay. I gave the future owner the choice of orange or black binding and she has chosen orange.  I’ll do it next week.


Gracie inspected my version of Eye Fooler. This has to be finished and gift wrapped by Noon Saturday. It will get a gold binding with a black flange following Susie’s Magic Binding.

After the quilts are finished I’ll post a longer post with more information about each quilt.



Ready to Quilt


Both Orca Bay and Eye Fooler are pinned and ready to quilt. It’s going to be a long afternoon/evening.

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.

See what other’s are working on over at Patchwork Times.

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.

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

Stash Report


I haven’t done a stash report in a while simply because the numbers haven’t changed. I knew the numbers would change this week, I simply had no idea by how much.

The border fabric for the graduation quilt was finally purchased, but I haven’t finished the top yet. This was anticipated. What was completely unexpected was the generous gift of my friend’s scraps. Over 35 pounds!  For one of my future quilts I need a length of red fabric and I found it in the boxes. So, that quilt will move up on my list.

Fabric Added Since Last Report 147.2 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 166.11 yards

Fabric Used Since Last Report: 0 yards
Fabric Used to Date: 20.497 yards

INCREASE in Stash to Date:  145.613 yards

See how others are doing over at Patchwork Times.


She Sews!


Yes, I did. I’m working an software activation tomorrow evening and Saturday morning — which means a lot of waiting around until it’s time for me to do my thing. Guess where I’ll be during the waiting?

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.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.


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!

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