Monday, October 26, 2009

October 26, 2009 - Design Wall Monday - D9P

It seems everyone is doing a Disappearing 9 Patch these days so I thought I'd jump in too. I tried one once with lots of different fabrics and it was too scrappy for me. This time I picked my 3 favorite fabrics from Wiscasset. I really like it. Of course it is my favorite color combination.

The blocks go together so fast, it shouldn't be long before the top is finished.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October 15, 2009 - Design Wall Thursday

I have really had time to sew! These are 1-1/2 inch squares set in 14 rows of 10. I'm going to consider making it just 12 rows, I'll sleep on it and see what I think in the morning. I'll probably do a 1 inch border in ivory and bind it in red. I'm thinking some free motion swirls for quilting.

The beauty of yardage as opposed to charm squares is, if you are like me, you just don't care for scrappy. I ended up pulling out the fabrics I didn't like, even though I had sewn and cut them. For me the purpose of charm squares is to decide which are my 3 favorite fabrics in the collection! Just call me boring.


Monday, October 12, 2009

October 12, 2009 - Quilting in my head

I now have my wonderful sewing room all set up. But life and work have gotten in my way so I have sewn hardly anything. But I think a lot about sewing : )

What I am working on is a miniature quilt of 1-1/2 inch squares of Prairie Paisley.

It shouldn't be a long project. We will see!