Monday, April 1, 2013

Design Wall Monday - April 1st

Hope everyone had a happy Easter.  The weather here was gorgeous yesterday.  We spent a lot of time outside with the cameras.  Not a lot of flowers blooming yet, it's been so cold that spring is a bit delayed.  It's cooling off today to the high 40's.  I'm so ready for spring to get here and stay for a while.  Still, we had a wonderful weekend with family.  Not a lot of machine stitching going on, but the binding is just about done on Evening Star, just one side left to stitch down. 

There was a lot of sewing going on during the week.  All the blocks for the OSU quilt are finished.  

OSU Quilt
Pattern is "A Day at the Spa"

Designed by Carolyn S. Vagts
found in the February 2013 issue of Quilter's World

The sashing was added as the blocks were done, so all that is left is to add the borders and piece the back.  The quilt is a lot brighter in real life, it fact it almost glows.  The main border color is going to be black, which should calm it down a bit and frame all the orange really well.  

Progress on Calico Cats has been a bit slower, but it's moving along as well.  

Calico Cats
Pattern is "Fat Cats" from the

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

Three of the five rows are done.  I like how the blocks are turning out.  Once all the blocks are done, I may play with the layout a bit, but it looks pretty good the way it is. 

That's it for my design wall this week.  As yet Judy hasn't posted her normal design wall post over at Patchwork Times, but you might pop over there to see if it's up.  Edited - Judy posted later than normal today, it's up now.  


Sue Daurio said...

Love the calico cats! That is really sweet. And the local high school here had orange and black colors, I just might use your design for a couple of high schools kids around here - love it!!

carol fun said...

Oh the cats with the bow ties are so dapper! Love it!

Henrietta said...

My comment could easily read word for word like Sue's above, I used to dislike orange but have seen several quilts recently that I love, yours among them.

Sewgreen said...

I love the bow ties on the kitties!

Lynne said...

Both quilts are coming along nicely!

Marg said...

My favourite colour is orange. I love that quilt and the black sashing. The calico cats are looking fabulous too.

Barb in Mi said...

Love your cats - I have never seen this block before. And the orange quilt sure pops!