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Monday, August 02, 2010

Design Wall Monday

In the elusive quest to be organized, I came upon a zip bag full of these block parts. I remember when I started them, maybe 2 years ago. The 2 1/2" strips are bundled into pairs, my hand written instructions are there but no date on the page.....I should start dating things just for historical value (snicker!).

I sat down last night and sewed the parts into blocks. In a few minutes, I had these blocks sewn. I think I'll set these 8" blocks 8 X 10. I have plenty more ready to sew together.

There is a really good post over at Stash Manicure called The Story of MIAGIA that has really inspired me to get busy with what I have and to use what I have for others.

This will be a good in between project--I have my paper pieced stars ready to finish and I have a couple quilts to get quilted this week. But today is a full day with a very busy 5 year old (shame on me, he's 6!). I can't wait to see what adventures will happen today.

For more inspiration, go to Judy L's and check out other design walls. I do love Monday mornings in Blogland.


Diane said...

I thought that looked like a leader/ender project before reading your post. I love it.
I do the same thing (don't put dates on stuff)I'm trying to be better at it since my memory is not getting better at remembering.
have a fun day. 5 year-old's adventures are the best-bet you'll get dirty!

Teaquilts said...

Judy I read the story you linked us too. What an inspiration! I make a lot of quilts for charity during the year with the various groups I'm a member of. Great idea on how to rid the stash of fabrics you no longer like. However, every quilt shown was stunning. Thanks for sharing that.

I also like the Bento Box quilt you have on your design wall. It now reminds me that I need to get mine quilted. I made 2 of them, one for charity.

AnnieO said...

I liked the MIAGIA story too, though I am too new of a dedicated quilter (only 7 years, LOL!) to have that deep of a stash. I'm working on it, though! Dating things is a good idea, I agree. Love your blocks and how great to have so many done already.

Cathy said...

Ah yes, that elusive goal to be organized. Hasn't happened yet in my life, although I do sometimes try. Love the scrappiness of the quilt you've got going there.

kwiltnkats said...

Throw in more warm colors, even if they aren't in what you've already prepared some time back. I just love all of the many things that can be done with scraps.

Barb in Mi said...

Love it - and doesn't it feel good to get some old things 'moving'? Checked MIAGIA and really liked the post - thanks for sharing the link. I guess lately I am on a similar mission: get rid of my stash and give it to BASICS (or Project Linus or...), so it can do some good!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

LOL. I read about MIAGIA as well the other day. And really try to do that, although for all the blues I have, I never have the right shade for some quilt I am working on.

I like your blocks, squares are my thing this year.

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Mrs Quilty said...

I really like those blocks! That will make a fun quilt! Are you enjoying this hot weather??? I AM NOT!!!