Monday, August 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday - August 6th

Weekends are just too short!  How can it be Monday again already?  Well, then again, most of my Sunday was taken up with travel, so that's probably a big factor.  I am starting the week with the laundry all caught up, too bad I'm not home to enjoy it.  Some sewing happened this weekend, but not near enough for my taste.  Then again, that always seems to be the case.

If you replace "weekends" with "July" and "Monday" with "August" in the first two sentences above, you'll see I'm in the same boat for the change in calendar pages.  Some sewing happened, but not nearly as much as I would like.  I didn't finish my UFO for the quarter that ended in July.  I've been working on the Red, White and Blue Stars quilt for the last 3 months.  Block 7 was finished this week.

When I pulled this project out of the box three months ago, there was only one finished block.  Now the project is about half done.

This quilt needs another 6 blocks before it can be set together, plus it will also need a set of "B" blocks made based on the setting I'm considering.  Maybe I'll get back to this project later in the year.  If not, it will be there for next year's UFO challenge.  As much as I would have liked to have finished it, it's enough that significant progress was made. 

Work continues on the The Sofa Quilt.

Pattern is Nicole's Sofa Quilt by Judy Laquidara
(available here)

Half of the "A" blocks have been assembled.  So far I'm happy with the color choices and how the blocks look.  I'm having some doubts about the colors selected for the "B" block.  There may be a bit of fabric auditioning going on before I start those blocks.  Not a bad week in terms of design wall progress.  The Sweet Treat blocks did have to come off the design wall to make room for The Sofa Quilt blocks.  Not sure when I'll get back to the Sweet Treat project, hopefully before it ends up on the UFO list. 

I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times (I hope anyway).  I'm actually on the road this week.  Internet access is spotty and even if I have access, there may not be time to post.  I do hope to find some time (and access) to check out at least a few of the design walls before the week is out. 


Barbara said...

These are both beautiful, Kate.

AnnieO said...

Slow projects can be disheartening but I'm glad you're feeling positive about all the blocks you have made of these great stars! The Sofa Quilt also looks wonderful. I seldom use blue but love your color choices.

Vicki H. said...

Those stars are such lovely things. I like that sofa quilt as it is!!!

Dar said...

Both of your projects are pretty. I'd guess you might like "blue" a little?? ha. Any progress is good, even if it's small. You'll finish them both in due time.

Julia Graber said...

Those red and white stars on the blue background are georgous. And the sofa quilt is pretty as well.

kwiltnkats said...

Hope you get more time to sew. Sounds like you want to instead of being on the road. Your stars are looking terrific. I really like the latest one. Sandi

Sue Daurio said...

Those stars are amazing, love how they look. I feel the same way about July, where did it go? I think I missed half of it. Love your sofa quilt just like it is now, looks great.

Kate said...

Both projects look great, but I still love those stars the best. Probably because I'm not the one making them. ;)

Marg said...

At least you are progressing on both of them, they both look great, but I really love the star blocks.