Monday, July 14, 2014

on my design wall today :)

I have a bunch of 30s 4 patches :) I am going to be hosting a swap of these blocks, so I thought I'd make some ahead of posting the swap.

Patchwork Times has links to more design walls, enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Six Lonely Little Blocks

I have six little blocks up on my design wall ... they will finish at 4" so, yes, they are little and lonely as I still have to make the rest of the blocks for the small quilt they will grace.

To see more design wall goodness, check out Patchwork Times.

Friday, June 13, 2014


and hanging on the wall :) I have the perfect spot for seasonal quilts on my wall  ... this is supposed to be my spring quilt, but it will hang for the summer now that it is finished (and I'm not sure what my "summer" quilt will be).

Applique design by Kim Diehl

Monday, June 9, 2014

Close to finished!

 The piece is quilted! Now to cut borders (OK, I meant BINDING! - that is what comes of writing a blog post in the morning before my brain is awake) and sew them on :) Here it is on my floor, as now it is too heavy to be on my design wall:
For a close up and more true color of the border:
It will most likely be the middle of the week before I get any more work done on it ... I'm enrolling in college and have testing and orientation this week! It will be strange to be in classes with youngsters the same age as my kids ... 

For more quilting inspiration check out Patchwork Times.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Nothing on my Design Wall ... But I am quilting :)

It has been a while since I updated my blog ... busy times here at my house!

My design wall has lots of fuzzies from various quilt blocks that are no longer there, but I do have a wall quilt I am quilting on my beloved Bernina 930 :)
This is the quilt I started in the Kim Diehl class in April ... I've got the field quilted and am now quilting the borders :) I'm still unsure about what I'm going to do with the checked border ... any ideas for me?

For more quilting inspiration check out Patchwork Times!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Finished the block :)

I have finished the applique block shown on Monday :) I added a dot to the center as I felt it needed something ... Here it is with the other two blocks that were completed in 2006 ... there are 9 total in the pattern, but I think I might only do 5 of them.
The blocks are by Sindy Rodenmayer of Fat Cat Patterns and was from a Block of the Month in 2006 :) Obviously, I didn't keep up!

Monday, April 28, 2014

on my ... design surface ;)

I have pulled out an old UFO* and have prepped a block. I seem to have dropped a piece before laying it on the background ... but that is OK, that will be easy - compared to carefully taking this back apart so I can applique all the pieces down :) There are 68 pieces (you can see 67) and I have scaled back on how many pieces this block calls for, plus I simplified one shape to make it easier to turn the edges.

I am using the applique method that Kim Deihl taught :) It takes about the same amount of time that my previous methods did, but I am happier with the results (after looking at a couple of my previous blocks).

More design wall posts are linked at Patchwork Times :)

*UFO = Un-Finished Object