Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 23rd

It was a productive weekend in the sewing room for a change.  A little laundry and housework was worked in as well.  Drama Teen was allowed to sleep in till 10 AM, which had been her most fervent wish for the weekend.  My Guy got in a bike ride in spite of the strong winds.  So overall a very relaxing weekend here at Life in Pieces. 

So what's up on the design wall?  Blocks 8 and 9 of Moose on the Porch's Fat Quarter Stars have been completed and are up on the big design wall.

I'm enjoying playing with the red, white and black palette.  Just 3 more blocks and it will be time to figure out how to set this one together.  

Progress was also made on UFO #5, the Scrappy Stars quilt. 

After mocking this one up in EQ, several of the original patterned backgrounds have been removed and replaced with lighter tone on tone tans and beiges.   I may need to pull one or two other lighter neutrals to go with the lightest neutral.  It looks a little out of place all by itself and the EQ mock up clearly showed that lighter backgrounds make the quilt look less busy. 

The McCall's Quilting Mystery Quilt was started during Friday Night Sew In.  Last night I finished up all the blocks from clue #1. 

Now I have to wait for the March/April issue of McCall's Quilting  to do anymore on this project.  And since I'm caught up with the Fat Quarter Stars blocks, that leaves UFO #5 as the only ongoing project for the rest of January that I can make additional progress with. 

That's it for my design wall.  If you haven't yet, check out the other design walls over at Patchwork Times


  1. Love both your star quilts, especially the fabrics in your red, white and black. Looks like you thrive on having more than one project to work on. Happy quilting.

  2. I'm loving that Moose on the Porch quilt. Very striking. It's going to be a beauty.

  3. Your FQSQA blocks look TERRIFIC! It's so fun to go from blog to blog and see how different they look in different fabric choices. Yours are great! :)

  4. Sounds like all of you had a perfect weekend!

  5. The red black and white quilt is going to be stunning.

  6. beautiful, beautiful! you have talent.

  7. Looking good - glad your weekend was quiet enough for you to sew. That wind was something else, though the western part of the state got the worst of it (wind gusts into the high 60s. Are you ready for some rain now?

    Loving the warm winter that we are having!


  8. Love love the black, red, etc. Waiting to see the finished quilt! Have a delicious week! Loretta

  9. I LOVE those fat quarter stars!

  10. Love the Moose on the Porch quilt, it's stunning.
    I so wish I had only one UFO or WIP project to work on at the moment! Lucky you. It just goes to show how much you can achieve if you sew for at least 15 mins a day, doesn't it!

  11. i really like the setting that you have achieved with the blocks you've already finished on your fat quarter star blocks. i don't usually prefer sampler type quilts but this is going to be a beautiful quilt.

    your other star blocks are very pretty. i have a bunch stuck away somewhere that i made. unfortunately i used definate prints for both the light and the dark and they really are too busy . . . thus their status as "yet to be finished" i suppose . . .

    as for the mystery quilt, blue and yellow are a classic and pleasing combination. any ideas where this one is going in terms of design or are you totally mystified?



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