Monday, February 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday - February 18th

It was a  long, relaxing weekend. Some things got done around the house and there was time left over to get some sewing done.  A few other sewing room chores got done too.  I washed some fabric, pressed some other fabric and moved a few things so I could try out a new to me way to store fat quarters.  More on that tomorrow.  I also worked on my NewFO for February.  I've got the pattern worked out, some of the fabric cut, but didn't get enough of it cut so that I could make the first block.  Hopefully that will happen sometime this week.  

My big goal for February is to get The Sofa Quilt to the finished flimsy stage.  All the blocks are sewn together now and I can start adding on the 6 borders.  

The Sofa Quilt
Started June 27, 2012
Pattern is Nicole's Sofa Quilt by Judy Laquidara
(available here)

I'm really happy with how this one is turning out.  Though I'm a bit less thrilled with the the task of adding all those borders.  Looking at the practical side, that will burn up a lot of fabric.  OK maybe it won't be so bad after all.

Progress was also made on Calico Cats.

Calico Cats
Pattern is Fat Cats from the

The Quilter Magazine (July 2006)
by Lucy A. Fazely and Micheal L. Burns

Block 5 is done and block 6 has been started.  So I'm a quarter of the way along, only 15 more blocks to make.  It's been fun to see how each fabric works in the block. 

That's what's on my design wall.  To see others, check out Patchwork Times.  


  1. Seems that you are moving forward at a rapid pace....

    Love your Sofa Quilt.....

  2. Love your cats. I did a cats quilt last year using homespun plaids and it turned out really cute. Funny, though, I didn't used to be a cat person, that is until all the stray cats in AL decided to adopt our house. ;-)

  3. Six borders? Yikes - I've never done more than three, and usually don't do any! Good luck with that!

  4. Wow, the sofa quilt is just gorgeous. Great job!

  5. The colors in your sofa quilt are so vibrant! Very pretty and of course I love your kitty blocks too.

  6. Your sofa quilt looks great-the colors appeal to me.

    Thanks for the NewFO site-what a hoot to actually plan on UFO's. I think I already have enough!

  7. Six borders????? Wow. It's gorgeous already.
    The cats are looking great.

  8. 6 Borders? Wow! I bet you’ll be thrilled as you add the last stitch to the final one !

    The Calico cats is such a fun project.

  9. Your Sofa quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors you used.

  10. still loving the calico cats. and the 6 borders sounds crazy .. can't wait to see how it turns out.

  11. Your sofa quilt is breathtaking!

  12. LOVE that sofa quilt! what gorgeous colors!


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