Monday, September 30, 2013

I've BeenBusy! or Design Wall Monday

 Last week was very productive in my Sewing Dungeon. I worked on my Christmas Fat Quarter Challenge for my quilt guild:
 We were each given a fat quarter and need to have something completed by our Christmas dinner meeting. My fat quarter is the bordering fabric in the upper right place mat. I will put a border on all of them, to (hopefully) make them look like a set!

 I've also been working on the Christmas BOM that Jennings Community Church sewing group has been working on this year. I have two borders sewn on and was laying out the second two borders when I realized I have a mistake in the left border and need to take it off *sigh* More seam ripping.

I've also been working on a quilt for the Boybarian. I know I've shown the blocks before on DWM, but now I've almost gotten the field sewn together :) I've got to get it done before winter ... and in MI, winter is getting closer all the time!

What projects are you working on?

Monday, September 23, 2013

On My Design Wall

I did little bits of things over the weekend while the Army Guy and the Boybarian were at the Mackinac Scout Rendezvous. They came home tired and had all kinds of fun things to share with mom ...

One of the things I got done was a set of blocks for a swap I'm hosting. The swap is for Bow Tie Blocks using 30 reproduction prints ...
I also wrote a guest post for another blogger (check it out at Quilt Centric).

What is on your design wall? See more design walls at Patchwork Times!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The gutting of ties ...

I have been commissioned to make a commemorative tie quilt for someone. This is not the first time, either :)

The first thing is the gutting of the ties ... the ties come apart very easily and you pull the interfacing out and get two piles larger than the original pile of ties (pretty strange, eh?). Here are the guts, laying on my dining table (my daughter was dissecting some jeans, too).
Now comes the fun of taking the pile of gutted ties and cleaning them so I can process them into quilt block pieces:
Though I most likely won't get to cutting them up until next week. I want to paint my guest room over the weekend!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Design Wall Monday

 On my design wall this morning is a twister quilt made with a William Morris Charm Pack :) I just love those fabrics!
And on my frame, is my mom's sampler quilt :) It is looking very good, but I found a fold in the batting and will have to un-stitch some of the quilting *sigh*
For more design wall inspiration, check out the links at Patchwork Times!