Monday, August 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday August 6, 2012

Since I got home from Long Beach, CA last Monday, I've been working hard to get several things done.

First, I had to do this: 
A clean cutting table--amazing!  I can lower the table to match the height of the sewing cabinet, perfect for machine quilting and attaching bindings to large quilts.

 Then, I quilted Josephine's Knot and almost have the binding done:

 I'm hand quilting a small quilt--both of these are samples for fall classes at my local quilt shop, Patches & Stitches and I need to get them DONE.

 I got caught up on the Just Takes 2 Red/White blocks, through August 1--the next set come out August 15.  Here they are in no particular order:

Then I got working on swap blocks for a group swap--X Blocks--it took the better part of an afternoon to find all the fabrics to use.  Each person provided a focus fabric and decided if they wanted their X to be fat, normal, or skinny.  After gathering all these fabrics from my closet I was rather glad we only got 7 people to participate! 
Each of the stacks have 6 fabrics, of various color and value, that get shuffled to create 6 finished X blocks.  The blocks on the lower left are mine I made as samples for the demo. These will be fun to make, and they sew up quickly.

This week I have several medical appointments and I'm teaching a class Tuesday evening on borders and bindings.  Mostly, I have to get those 2 class samples done and delivered.  Off to it!

Be sure to check out Judy L's Design Wall for more inspiration.

Let's quilt!


1 comment:

  1. Are you like me - when you clean off your table are you always a little surprised that there is actually a table underneath?!