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Monday, September 01, 2014

Design Wall Monday


I had such a good plan last week. My first project was to finish the blue stars for Smith Mountain Morning so I could put it away and get to quilting the hexi quilt.  I used the cornerstones for the courthouse steps block as my leaders and enders. That lead to sewing a few more of those blocks which lead to what the heck, may as well finish those up and be done with them.  So that's what I did. Smith Mountain Morning is ready to be laid out.


Then I took a coffee break and read some blogs. I read Katy's blog where she showed her 9 patch wall hanging.  Afterwards, I went back in the sewing room with intentions of putting SMM away but instead...

I started making 9 patches from the remaining 1 1/2" strips. Just a few, and a few more, and a few more. Next thing I knew I was laying out my 9 patches and sewing them together into 2 wall hangings.



One is finished, this one will be finished soon.  Pitiful isn't it! I am such a follower. But they are so cute and one will make a nice gift. I didn't have to store those strips. I used up 2 small pieces of fabric-one for the borders and bindings and one for the back and those scraps of batting I don't have to store. A method to my madness.  LOL


I can't sew without leaders and enders so I worked on more 9 patches. These started out as 4 patches but that plan changed to needing 9 patches.  See those extra blue and brown squares?  I cut the shortie/short strips into squares instead of putting them back in the strip bin.

I am making another plan for my week.  Let's see how I do...

  • Finish the 2nd wall hanging.
  • The Hexi Quilt--baste, quilt, bind.
  • Take SMM to Wednesday group and decide on a layout.
  • Sew some Pineapple Crazy blocks. 
See fabulous design walls today at Patchwork Times. Be careful, you could be starting something new!!

6 comments:

scraphappy said...

One thing does lead to another -- or is is one quilt to another. But you are being productive and getting things done. That is wonderful! Love SMM - -such a pretty quilt.

Bonnie said...

You clever girl you! You used your scraps rather than stored them. Great job! Or at least I think it is great. I like your colors in the SMM. My scrap strip drawers are over flowing and I NEED to use some 2" strips up.... but I am trying to finish not start. Maybe I should get some strips going as leader enders. Maybe there is a plan here in my ramblings. And, I'll give you all the credit if I actually do it! Enjoyed your post this am.

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful SMM blocks - poattern is on my list! And you followed Bonnie's system of cutting (and sewing) your leftovers immediately. Wish I was that organized and disciplined...

LuAnn said...

Judy, you always have such great projects going. I love the hexie project with the black and white.

Ramona said...

It's not being a follower... it's being inspired! I can easily get lost in making 9 patches. Your blocks and quilts look great.

Mary said...

You are productice with keeping your strips all cut up and not just throwing them in a tote to deal with later. Love the 9-patch quilts. Blue and Brown always is a good combo to put together. Happy Labor Day Sewing!