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Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday

My friend Julie made a comment on Facebook yesterday stating that she had quilted 27 of her tops since August. She said most of them were throw size but to me that doesn't matter. What matters is that she is finishing her quilts. Way to go Julie!!!

I want to finish my quilts. I was so inspired by her statement that I went in and loaded my oldest UFO onto the frame and started quilting. I haven't quilted anything for so long that I want to do some practice. So I started right out with feathers in the outer border!--You can't get better without practice!! Then it's small loops in the inner border and ribbon candy in the sashing with curves in the cornerstones. I put flannel on the back because this is will be my new cuddle quilt.

The blocks in this quilt are from an internet swap years ago. My color choice was blue. There were lots of beginners in the group so lots of the blocks are simple but I don't care, I love them all. Then the top was made and put away. This has been a UFO for far too long!

My sewing time this week has been dedicated to finishing up my Split 9 Patch blocks and making backings and bindings. See, I did plan to get quilting.  I have 4 tops pressed, backings ready, bindings ready and battings are cut.  Bobbins are even wound for 3 of them--I was at a good part in my book and didn't want to stop listening.

So my design wall is empty. Taylor will help lay out her quilt blocks next time she is here. When I need to sit and sew, I will finish up my Split 9 Patches and then pull out some Pineapple Crazy blocks. Until then, let the quilting mojo stay strong!!! Mt. ToBeQuilted needs to be taken down a few notches.

See fabulous design walls at Patchwork Times.


Linda Enneking said...

I hope you will show photos of the quilts as you quilt them.

Mary said...

YEA for You and Julie! I'm inspired to get my TBQ pile down today too. Just need a little inspiration for a couple borders before I can quilt. How old is this UFO? Was it a SWAN swap??? I didn't get in on any of those.

Nancy said...

Kudos for tackling your UFOs, which is something that I really need to do.

Anonymous said...

very pretty indeed, and your simpler blocks give you more space to quilt....love it!!!!

Diane said...

woo-hoo to quilting mojo! I hope it lasts a good long time!!!