Mon – Design Wall Time

Judy from Patchwork Times sponsors Design Wall Mondays where you can link to lots of other blogs to check out projects other quilters have on their walls……be sure to click the link and check them out 🙂

My wall has the half hexagon quilt I cut a while back.   I’m sewing it via leader/enders right now.  I played with different layouts and ended up liking this one which reminds me of the plastic pop beads for toddlers.  Never ceases to amaze me how much “shrinkage” happens when you sew the pieces together!

I sewed the Pinwheel Party block 11 for both the navy and orange PP quilts.  Only one more block then the sashing, yea!!

My mom agreed to work on a quilt with me.  Actually we’ll be doing two quilts one for her that she will start and one for me that I start.  There aren’t many rules…..we’re just going to add a row with fabric from our stash each time we receive it.    I finally got my first row finished!!  I’ll send it along with some extra fabric from my stash in case my mom wants to use it and I’ll wait to receive my mom’s first row.

I also sewed the borders on the Downy Touch of Comfort quilt so it’s ready to be quilted.

And I paper pieced a couple of the blocks for our guild’s fundraising quilt.  I’m not a paper piecing fan.  The problem lies in the fact that it wastes a lot of fabric so to minimize the waste, I cut my pieces too small and then have trouble getting them to cover the area they are supposed to cover.   The kits put together by the quilt committee are excellent, the pieces are plenty big and I had no trouble.  I used the tip from Bonnie Hunter (at Quiltville) to put a dab of washable glue stick for the first piece to keep it in place when you turn the whole thing fabric side down to sew.  Worked like a charm…thanks Bonnie!

Stash Report

  • Added:  0      Cumulative Added:  97 yds
  • Used:  1  (for the mini 9-patch)       Cumulative Used:  16 yds
  • Net Out/(In):   (81 yds)   Not much change but I’m getting close to several finishes so watch out!