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Monday, July 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday


It's been a super busy week in the sewing room.  Two finishes have me pretty excited. I pulled out my oldest UFO, basted and quilted it. Too bad my evening phone picture doesn't show the true bright colors of this quilt. It is bright!!! I also finished Hanky Panky. I have such a fabulous plan for these quilts and can't wait to share it with you.




 Next up is a simple 9 patch baby quilt. I participated in an online group swap of bright and white 9 patches. This is quilt number 2 from that swap. (Here is the other one.) The yellow polka dots came from my deep stash-You know it's deep stash because the fabric is a true 45" wide. Perfect for this quilt. I can't wait to start the quilting on this. Backing is ready, binding is waiting to be sewn together.



I also pulled out my bin of novelties for some large tumblers. I don't have any little boy quilts and thought these would make for a fun project.   Sometimes you just need to start something new! I love my GO! Cutter for cutting these 6" blocks. 


Bonnie has me excited about this year's leader/ender project-info can be found in her free patterns tab. I already had a bin of 3" tumblers cut and just needed to cut neutrals to go with them. Fast, easy and fun using my GO! cutter. So a really cool setting was all I needed to jump on this band wagon! I love a fun anything goes, scrappy, happy quilt.


My biggest challenge this weeks seems to be my Millefiore block. The triangles have gone through several transformations before selecting the one I used. This is my testing of the top of the triangles. I started them out with orange on all 3 sides but that was just too much. So I took off all the orange and replaced it with the light blue. Then someone posted their block completed with the top of the triangle a dark color and that seemed perfect for me. So I found some dark blue and that is where i am now. I have 7 more round 3 hexies to sew on to complete this block. Maybe this week. But maybe not, I started knitting on my socks again.

See fabulous Design Wall Monday links at Patchwork Times.


10 comments:

Annie said...

Love your finishes. Both quilts look so inviting. Love your starts too. Maybe if I could live with you I could play more. What do you think?...shall I start packing? :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow you are on a roll there... congrats on the finishes!
Just love your Mille combinations ... so many transformations and each one is probably gorgeous!

Julie said...

I'm super impressed! Love the finishes. I have my 9 patches in a pile... I have a great plan but it's not high on my list of 100 projects! I am working on the Tumblers too. I will make a blog post today!

Ramona said...

Judy, your finishes are wonderful! I love the bright quilt. I almost ordered the tumbler die for the Go! cutter last week and didn't. Now I'm kicking myself! That baby quilt is great, too!! Lots of fun going on in your corner.

Donna said...

Love your quilt finishes, especially the bright one at the top. I'm sure your secret is that you are sending it to me. Right? LOL

Mary said...

You have been busy in your corner of the State! I would have more Finishes if I could just stay home. No more Row collecting this week! Just gotta get the borders on a quilt my quilt so I can turn it in. You oldest UFO??? I wouldn't know which one is my Oldest at this point. I doubt I'd even be able to put my hands on it.

scraphappy said...

Two finishes. That must feel good. Starting something new sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.

Lori in South Dakota said...

I love to read back through your blog looking at pictures! The yellow 9 patch really speaks to me, the primary colors I think.

Susan said...

Congratulations on the finishes..........

You are moving right along..........

gayle said...

Hurray for your quilts! Gorgeous AND finished - the perfect combination!
I love watching you put together your Mille blocks. I would be a dithery mess...