Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 30th

January is almost over.  For some reason this month out of all the others seems to move the slowest.  I noticed that last year.  It just seemed like January drifted by, while the other 11 months just flew.  Maybe it's just me. 

Today is the last Design Wall of January.  It hasn't been a bad month, there are 3 projects up on the two design walls.  The Fat Quarter Stars Quilt along hasn't changed from last  week, so I'm not posting a picture of it.  I spent a lot of time cutting out the new lighter backgrounds for the Scrappy Stars quilt (UFO #5) and not as much time sewing on it, but I did finish one block. 

The March/April issue of McCall's Quilting Magazine showed up this week with clue #2 for the Mystery quilt. Most of clue #2 is cutting the fabric, but I did get the yellow bricks cut and added to the half hourglass blocks. 

Next I have to add the bricks to the hourglass blocks.  I'll start on that today. 

So nothing terribly exciting on the design wall this week, just bits and pieces of progress.  What's up on your design wall?  I'm going to check out what everyone has been up too over at Judy's Patchwork Times.  But first I'm going to get my second cup of coffee so I can just hang out there a while. 


  1. Sounds like you got a lot done. It's going to be fun to see what those blue and yellow blocks turn in to - have fun with that mystery.

  2. i think that you're right: january is just a slower kind of month . . .
    for me it's all about waiting for some sign of an upcoming spring which i know will be a while yet (at least in my upper elevation neighborhood)~!


  3. Progress is progress, not something that happened much around here. I am curious about your mystery quilt: I have cut way back on my magazines so didn't know about this one.

  4. Kate, your stars look wonderful! I'm going to have to take another look at my last two McCall's ... I didn't realize there was a mystery going on! Whoops! :)

  5. I beg to differ Kate . I think this month has flown by and I’m not quite sure what I did for 4 weeks.

    Some weeks I feel like I haven’t done anything exciting wither. It’s like I’ve done things but nothing that really got me closer to unveiling an actual finish. It’s all progress though!

  6. Sawtooth stars blocks are one of my favorite!! Great colors!! Hugs

  7. Oh that mystery quilt is intriguing!


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