Aug 8 Design Wall

It’s Design Wall Monday.  Hop over to Judy’s DWM post to check out all the links 🙂

My design wall looks the same as last week so today I’m having design ironing board Monday 😉

These 2 1/2″ crumb blocks keep stacking up as I sew them leader/ender style while sewing on more civil war BOW blocks.

I’m working on the applique star on this one so forgive all the threads. 

I’ve also got another nursing cover in the works as well.  My daughter selected the fabrics and gave me some modifications to the tutorial which includes using “D” rings rather than Velcro for the straps.  Suits me just fine as I don’t enjoy sewing down Velcro.  She’s also asked that the length of boning be about 2/3 of the pattern length.

A went with a couple of fellow quilters (hi Darlene & Marilyn) to the Goodwill Clearance center last week.  In a surprisingly short amount of time I managed to gather up 18 pounds of goodies 🙂  One of which was a 3,000 piece puzzle!?!?!?!  I bought some more sheets for making rugs and these:

Marilyn spied the wonderful gold shirt.  One of us, and it obviously wasn’t me, only purchased one item.  Of course the one item was a silk shirt is a  lovely green color which could just very well be the start of a silk collection for quilting.  Delores Keaton entered the most fabulous silk quilt in our Quintessential 2009 quilt show (it was also in the AQS Paducah 2010 quilt show) so I can see the attraction 🙂  All in all we had a great time and we all found something we were happy to bring home.


Stash Report:

  • Fabric in:  1.5  yards (I’ve cut up one of the GW shirts)
  • Fabric out: 0.5 yards (Water Works SAHR top & back) 
  • YTD Fabric in: 137 yards
  • YTD Fabric out: 49 yards
  • Net Fabric In/(Out): 88 yards accumulated  Now more than half way through the year and I’d better finish a few things FAST and, yes, I know I could stop buying GW shirts but it’s just way too much fun and I am still working on a broader variety of colors.

Happy Quilting, Cherie


One thought on “Aug 8 Design Wall

  1. Love the design ironing board 🙂 I just read all about those two CW blocks you showed on Barbara’ blog. Though I am not sewing any of the blocks, I love to read her history stories and tie-ins with the blocks. Just fascinating.

    Have fun with those shirts!

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