Monday, August 30, 2010

design wall monday Aug 30, 2010

Well, once again the design wall is morphing...a slow but sure process. I am starting to make the
background for applique blocks...The largest one
is on point with 3 " rails surrounding. i am still cutting and sewing the rails...but , putting them on the wall as I go. the pick and choose is coming down as I sash it...2 rows to go. the hearts and apron strings? still not sure where I am going with it...
mean while I have tomatoes and beans to can... today. I think I will make salsa and can it. life is always busy this time of year!
p.s. I think the heartsand apron strings quilt started in march or april of 2004... if you have a copy could you please tell .e what size the dresden plate block should be trimmed to? a.

Monday, August 23, 2010

design wall monday Aug 23, 2010

I still have several more strips to sew for my sashing for the pick and choose quilt...and the border half square triangles are being cut for the final border...the end is just barely in sight.
the right side of the wall? steps one 2 and 3
of a serries quilt from QNM from several years
ago. I have lost all directions but 2 and 3...this will end up being my quilt ... I am not even sure how big the center medalian is supposed to be! I will trim the center to fit the on point 9 patches, the triangles with the heart,birds and flowers
will be trimmed to go around the outside of the
9 patches...the rest of the quilt I have absolutely have no idea if I will follow the picture I have
or will just do my own thing...step 3 is an odd size border of churn dashes...I have the cutting directions for them. Maybe the missing patterns will surface by then...if not It will be quite different from the pattern.
time to get off of lots to do today including some peach jam
had a great trip to southern Mo then to South Dakota back to Mo and then home ... on the road for 2 weeks met some new people and saw a lot of great places.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

auditioning fabrics for last triangle!

some times I am a slow learner... I always lay my fabric choices out on the ironing board when I am making selections for applique. this is so I can get the freezer paper templates ironed on in the correct position. Up until today,
I have had the finished blocks laying out somewhere else.
Duh! why not tape them on the wall behind the board...
sure saves a lot of running back and forth!
I do want to get the applique done on this quilt before
I start the applique on Robert Callaham's " Album of Memories" and I am working on the backgrounds for it now.
Now, I guess I had better get to work pressing the templates down so I can get back to cutting pick and choose

Monday, August 2, 2010

design wall monday Aug 2, 2010

nope I do not have all the sashing cut and sewn
but I am gaining. I have the NYEve quilt blocks
all made now and in the pile of quilts that need
set, waiting their turn. these pick and choose
blocks are what i am focusing on at this time...I am really happy with it so far. I am cutting half square triangles for the borders as I go thru the scraps for the sashing.