Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Wall Monday - November 22nd

Not much sewing this weekend due to kiddo's out of town swim meet.  She did well, taking time off almost every event she swam.  We also had the opportunity to see my Mom and Sister for dinner on Saturday, which was nice since we are spending Thanksgiving with my in-laws. 

So what's up on the design wall?  The Seeing Stars BOM is still up and so is the purple/yellow scrap quilt.  But no progress to show on either of those projects.  Last weekend I made the binding for the a mystery quilt I ordered from  Homespun Hearth in Monument, CO.  They have a quarterly mystery quilt program called Agatha & Sherlock's Quilter's Mystery of the Week.  I ordered one of the kits last year and had a lot of fun with it.  I'm still hand sewing the binding to the back of the quilt.  Hopefully I'll get that done this week and I'll be able to post about a finish which takes one more quilt off the UFO list! 

I decided on my fabrics for the Layer Cake Quilt Along going on over at Moose on the Porch Quilts.  The squares are all cut, so hopefully that block will come together tonight. 

The pattern calls for 4 colors, but I couldn't make that work with the layer cake I'm using, so I decided to just use two fabrics.  \It's a good thing they don't give grades for these blocks because the block definitely will not look like the one given with the instructions! 

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  1. Ohh la la and chocolate are two of my favourite colour combos at the moment. One of my next quilts will be featuring them.

    And I like reds, so if you wanna go with two fabrics I say let it rip.

  2. Hey I didn't have anything on my design wall either. All the mom taxi stuff takes a lot of time but they love having us come and watch them.

  3. I did make my layer cake Block 2 with four fabrics from my cake and didn't like it at all. I plan to redo it when all of the blocks are completed. And from now on I will only use 2 fabrics from the layer cake, no matter what the directions say.

  4. Love that photo of the binding...wish I could pick up that project and work on it! Looks forward to seeing how your block turns out!

  5. You're finding fun things to play with, aren't you?!? Pink and brown is such a soft and pretty combo! :)

  6. I think the two colors for the quilt along will look great. The second block was a little busy for me with four fabrics.

  7. Binding almost done--the best part of quilting!

    It's your quilt so you get to do the blocks anyway you want to! Sometimes simplifying is best.

  8. Nothing wrong with adding your own take. Hope you are able to post a UFO finish. Happy Thanksgiving.


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