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Monday, March 21, 2016

Design Wall Monday

 I've had a fun week in my sewing room. I got my new ruler foot for my machine on Wednesday and had to play. After some fun practice pieces, I found this block that screamed out for some straight line quilting . I'm sure it came in a scrap bag from one of my generous friends. So I played and now have a bright, cheery little table mat.  I am counting this as finish #6 for the year. After all, it is a finished quilt.

Since the backing fabric I ordered arrived, I'm pretty excited to start making a batting (sewing together the big hunks) so I can get busy quilting the next quilt. Oh boy do I have a plan cooking up in my head.

Speaking of batting, I added to my stack of quilt as you go blocks. This helps empty out one bag of small batting scraps and lots of strings from the bin. I have 30 blocks done, 18 to go.

Sunday found me making a stack of 31 little string blocks. Sometimes I get started on these and forget to stop. I settled in for some TV watching and some de-papering. 

I also spent some time cutting the last 2 rosettes for block 7 of Millefiore. I'm using scraps from Allietare. Next for this quilt will be to join the rosettes I have complete so I can figure out which colors to use on the remaining rosettes.

See what other quilters are working on at Patchwork Times.


Mary said...

No scrap left unused at your house. I have a pile I need to whittle down. But the NEW project & Chocolate Easter Eggs are calling me. I have a helper today.

Julie said...

Great machine quilting project. Looks like a great ruler system. I still haven't figured it out though, need to see if there is a video to see if it's something I "need". I stared at my strings and they multiplied more this weekend but that is as far as I got!

Erin @ MakeitSew said...

Love that little block. I've got a ton of bonus triangles, maybe I will use them to make one of my own!