Monday, March 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday- March 18th

It was a nice quiet weekend, so sewing happened on Saturday.  Not so much on Sunday as whatever is going on with my sinuses has given me a fever, a hacking cough, a sore throat, and a bit of dizziness.  I'm hoping the Bendryl kicks in soon, not that it makes me feel a great deal better, but I can at least sleep.  

I did manage to finish getting all the borders on The Sofa Quilt on Saturday.  

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

I think the last border needed to be a bit wider, but I was fabric limited there, so it stayed at the pattern's suggested 3.5 inches. I love how this project turned out.  I'll probably change the name (Sorry Judy) to better suit the person who is getting this quilt.  

The back was pieced yesterday before I started feeling so bad that I had to quit sewing.  Now it's all ready to go out for quilting.  This will be finish number 2 for the year.  I'm still working on sewing down the binding on Evening Star which should be finish number 1. Not much progress on any of the other projects, as I was concentrating on getting this project done and out the door.  

I did give myself permission to start a new project since The Sofa Quilt made it to the flimsy stage.  I pulled out the Vienna Stars pattern (from Calico Carriage) and all the collected fabrics.  


It's been a few years (at least 6) since I bought the pattern and the fabric.  I'm not sure I still like the pattern.  I may choose to make a different star pattern with these fabrics.  I'll play around in EQ a bit to see what direction I want to take this project.  

That's it for my design wall this week.  Check out what's posted over at Patchwork Times to see what pretties others are working on.  


Sue Daurio said...

The sofa quilt is just beautiful!!

Gari in AL said...

You did a great job on the Sofa Quilt (interesting name). Doesn't it feel good to get something done?

Henrietta said...

I really like your color choices, like a field of Bluebonnets. Looking forward to seeing the Vienna Stars

Mary said...

Judy L will be glad to see this posting of her pattern. Hope you feel better. No fun being sick when you have a new project to make.

Chris said...

It really is stunning. The colors are phenomenal. Yay on finish #2!!

Shay said...

Way to go on the flimsy finish Kate.You completely deserve to be starting something new.

Quiltsmiles said...

All those borders on your sofa quilt loook great. Hope you feel better soon. Jane
PS: Thanks for visiting and leaving that nice comment on my blog.

Lynne said...

I hope you're feeling a lot better really soon!

thea said...

The Sofa Quilt looks great! Hooray! Great finish.

Marti said...

The Sofa Quilt is wonderful. Lucky, lucky person who gets it.

Sorry you aren't feeling well. Take care.