Monday, January 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 2nd

New Year's Day was quiet around here.  Most of the day was spent in my PJ's in the sewing room.  It took a bit to get going, after all madness of the holidays and finishing up three projects, it seemed strange to be moving on. 

So what's up on the design wall after the one day "sew in"?   Block 6 of Moose on the Porch Fat Quarter Stars Quilt along was finished. 


Block 8 comes out soon, so block 7 needs to be stitched today or I'll be behind again. 

The first NewFO project is the McCall's Quilting Mystery quilt.  Part one was in the Jan/Feb issue of the magazine.   After much auditioning of fabric, here's the palette for that quilt.



All 4 pieces came from the stash.  I've had the yellow with the tea cups and strawberries on it for a while.  It's actually a bit brighter than shows in the photo.  Hopefully the blocks for part 1 will be up on the design wall next week. 

I also pulled out the box that contains UFO #5 for Judy's 2012 UFO challenge.  Scrappy Stars dates from 2003.  I don't think I've touched it since then.  So it took me a while to reread the pattern, sort through the fabrics and decide what direction I was going in.  No pictures this week, but hopefully this one will also be up on the design wall next week.  I'm going to try to piece it as a leaders and enders project while I'm working on the stars and mystery blocks. 

That's it for my design wall.  I'm going to grab a second cup of coffee and check out what's on yours over at Patchwork Times

14 comments:

  1. Those fabric choices are so bright and cheery! Can't wait to see what you stitch. Happy Monday!

    PS...Your star blocks are just gorgeous.

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  2. Morning!

    I also pulled out my UFO project and sat there for a while figuring out my options. You have a good plan to start a new project, work on a current one and then restart the UFO. A juggling act - just like life!

    Have a great day...liz

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  3. Nice fabric choices. The black, white, and red quilt is stunning.

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  4. I love your FQSQA blocks -- they look terrific! I'm so tickled with the UFO draw for this month. Yay!! :)

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  5. Your Fat Quarter Stars look wonderful! Isn't it funny how we all pull out our UFO's at this time of year!

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  6. Like your fabrics for the NewFo...love that term! I can definitely promise to start something new each month!

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  7. Like your blue, yellow and etc color scheme. Wonderful.

    Your black, white and grey stars are super.

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  8. Way to go!! I spent all day in my PJs and in my studio as well, but not a lot sewing. Today is my sew day and laundry day. :) Good luck!

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  9. Your star blocks are really beautiful! Love that tea cup print - it will be fun to see your mystery quilt shape up.

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  10. I didn't get any sewing done yesterday--looks like you got a good start on rounding up your next projects and making stars. Love the yellows and blues together. That will be a happy quilt to work on in the snowy times!

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  11. I really like your fabric choices. The stars look awesome. A great start to the year.
    I wish I was organized enough to have a leaders and enders project to work on.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. I love how all the colors are coming together. I'm glad I found your blog, I will check back often!

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  13. I love that fabric in the Moose QAL. That quilt is going to be a stunner.
    I’m shopping my stash this year and felt so darn proud of myself yesterday when instead of running out and buying new stiff for the FW QAL I decided to use a fat eight pack I already had. I celebrated by going over to Hawthorne Threads and buying 3 yards of assorted fabrics and a couple of scrap packs.

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  14. I'm finally back in my sewing room after illness, Christmas and house guests! Hurrah!

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