Monday, August 10, 2015

Design Wall Update - A New/Old Project

I'm not ready for another Monday.   School starts back up this week, but not till Thursday.  Hard to believe that Drama Teen is a junior this year.  My Guy is off on a business trip and I'm back to the grindstone in terms of finishing off reports.  It's a good thing I'll some time for evening stitching to keep me sane.  

I got over Saturday's stomach bug and was able to spend some time in the sewing room Sunday afternoon.  With Grand Illusion ready to go to Trudy for quilting, it was time to select another UFO from the pile.  At the beginning of the year, I put together a quilt plan for the year (it's laid out on the 2015 Quilt Plan Tab).  There are 8 quilts left on the list.  I had planned the next project to be the oldest project on the list, the Red,White and Blue Stars.  After giving it some thought, I decided to make the back for the second oldest project, the Moose on the Porch Layer Cake Quilt Along.  It's the closest to finished on the list.  While searching for the backing fabric for Grand Illusion, I came across a fabric that would play well with the left over layer cake fabrics that I wanted to get rid of use for to the back. Here's the progress after Sunday.




The horizontal sashing strips have been cut, but are not pieced.  I had planned to practice quilting on this project, but I'm not likely to find the time anytime soon to learn something new, so I'd like to get this one off the list by getting the back made and sending it on to Trudy for quilting. 

Linking up with Patchwork Times for Monday Design Wall, with Love, Laugh Quilt for Making Monday, and with Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday.   

9 comments:

  1. Closest to finished is always the most satisfying approach! Not sure I ever congratulated you on finishing GI. Can't wait to see it quilted!

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  2. Congrats on getting Grand Illusion ready for quilting! Mine is still a floppy top hanging in the closet.

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  3. I love that you have a quilt plan for the year, and that you've posted it. It's so fun to see what you want to do, and see you check it off your list. Yu have some great projects on your plan; I'm looking forward to seeing them done. That coffee quilt - adorable!! :) Thanks for linking up to MCM!

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  4. def some great projects you have thought of!!! that quilt reminds me of fall :) not something we will see here in AZ for at least another month :) glad you are feeling better!

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  5. I see two finished quilts in your future... soon ... depending how backed up your quilter is. Once you finish the backing you get to pick another UFO to work on. You are making great progress.

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  6. Those are really lovely fabrics!

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  7. You made a pretty backing from fabric that played well with your leftovers

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  9. I meant to say that I am glad you are feeling better too

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