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!

5 thoughts on “Mon – Design Wall Time

  1. Wow, you’ve been busy! How fun to be doing a row exchange quilt with your mom. Very special. Thanks for stopping by my blog as well! Sue

  2. OHHHHH! Looking good on all accounts. I have not been so productive. My Alzheimer Mom has had a bad two weeks and I am chomping at the bit to be back in the quilt room!


  3. Cheri, You ARE the winner this week with being the most productive!!! Nice going. I love what you are working on with your mom. This is my kind of quilt. Your other quilts are pretty and I’m impressed with how many you have going on and finishing. I have not been so good. I did make a graduation quilt from beginning to end in a week. It was a simple pattern and I quilted it on Gabi. I still have not gotten DH to cut the drain pipe, but there is about 5 inches in the barrel in spite of it.! Take care. 🙂

  4. Thanks for your reply on QuiltSwissy. I am going to post a picture of the lining today and THEN you can decide. LOL.

    And thanks for the words about my mom. It is an intensive journey!

    glen: with a lot of humor thown in, which makes it better!

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