Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall - October 10th

It was a nice weekend here.  We got some much needed rain.  Even better, My Guy made it home after 4 weeks of being overseas.  He had asked me to have some Starbucks coffee waiting for him in car.  Apparently it's very hard to find brewed coffee in the UK and he really wanted a good cup of coffee.  It's good to have him home.

Since Sunday was spent shopping with Kiddo before we headed to the airport, I didn't get as much sewing room time as I normally do.  Even so, progress was made on Geisha Quilt.

 
Corners have been added to all the fussy cut blocks.  Now I need to cut and assemble the "frames" for these blocks.   I also finally got myself in gear and finished up the first block for the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt along. 


This is the first time I've used black, red and white in a quilt.   I'm liking how they work together.    When I picked out the bundle of fat quarters for this project, I didn't realize just how many of the fabrics have stripes.  That may make some of the future stars a bit challenging to piece.

That's it for my design wall this week.  To see what other creations are under construction, check out Judy's Patchwork Times

16 comments:

  1. Glad your DH made it home and got his Starbucks! Wow! Your Geisha quilt is stunning. Can't wait to see next week's progress on it. ;o)
    If anyone can work out the stripey issue, you can.

    Happy Monday! ☺

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  2. Glad your guy is home and caffinated!! Love the fat quarter star block.

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  3. I am so happy you have your guy home. Four weeks is quite a while. I love both your quilt and your block. I can't wait to see all the blocks done for this QAL.

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  4. YEA - for the DH making it home safe, for the rain (we got almost 4 inches) and your blocks are looking great.

    liz

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  5. I bet your guy is just as happy to be home as you are to have him! There's nothing like your own bed, own sweethearts and favorite routine!

    Looking forward to seeing how both these projects play out--they're beautiful!

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  6. Don't have too much fun with the quilt along...I am trying to resist starting another project!

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  7. Your Geisha quilt is beautiful!

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  8. Lovely work you've got up for this week! I'm liking that red, white and black! :)

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  9. Love that Geisha quilt! A fun way to display all of those pretty fabrics!
    I have a customer who does all hand applique and she showed me a quilt she is currently working on, all hand applque, but it's done in black and white and looks incredible! Funny how we don't alwyas think we'll like something until we see it!

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  10. I love geisha quilt. I'm curious what will it end?

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  11. Kate the geisha quilt just gets more and more gorgeous every time I see it. I loved it before and I;m utterly wild about it now. That dark around the edges makes those prints pop like crazy. I think this is probably my fave quilt from your collection. You go girl!

    Glad Mr. is home and life is back to normal.

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  12. My favorite color combination is black white and red! I really love the stars, they will look fabulous.

    glen

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  13. When I came home from two weeks in the Philippines all I wanted was pizza! So your story made me smile!

    The geisha girl blocks and star block look fantastic.

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  14. The geisha quilt is looking positively fabulous.
    I love the red white and black combination on your quilt along block, and look at all those nice pointy points.

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  15. Did you get my email with my address? I love the geisha quilt!

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  16. Your giesha quilt is coming along nicely. I LOVE your FQ block. The stripes will make it very interesting!

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