Monday, May 27, 2013

Design Wall Monday - May 27th

Monday, already?  It's the last Monday in May. June will bring us to mid year (I know, don't remind you).  Being busy sure makes the time go faster.  

We had so much going on early last week that I didn't have time to write a post for last week's Design Wall.  To be honest, there's not much up on the design wall.  I've been working on binding quilts when we weren't running around with Drama Teen's school stuff. Two of the five quilts that need to be done by the end of the month are bound, my first finishes of 2013.  

Evening Star
Pattern from Calico Carriage
Designed by Debbie Maddy
Quilted by Trudy Lindemann

I really like how this one turned out.  The quilting was done by Trudy Lindemann.

The meander in the white spaces really makes the star stand out.   

The backing is a very pale floral print and the binding is the same dark purple as the last border.  Evening Star was the first finish of 2013. The second finish was The Sofa Quilt.

The Sofa Quilt
Pattern is Nicole's Sofa Quilt by Judy Laquidara (available here)
Quilted by Trudy Lindemann

 I love this pattern.  My only regret is that I didn't make the final border just a bit wider so I could show off more of that print.  Otherwise, it turned out beautifully.  This quilt was also quilted by Trudy, she used a floral motif on this one. 

The quilt is backed with a floral striped print that my sister gave me 12 yards of a few years ago. This is the second back that I've managed to eek out of that gift.  

The binding is a green Andover Dimples. I had wanted to use blue, but I was out of the darker blue used in the blocks and the lighter blue in the blocks didn't look right.  

I'm busy binding the OSU quilt right now.  Don't know that I'm going to finish the last three quilts that I had hoped to have done this month, but I've got 4 more days in the month to make that happen.

That's it for what's going on in my sewing room.  Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what's up else where.  


Churn Dash said...

Your Sofa Quilt looks wonderful!

AnnieO said...

These are all beauties, Kate! I think your quilter is terrific. Congrats on your finishes!

Julie in GA said...

Both of your quilts look terrific!
Congratulations on your finishes, and good luck on finishing the others.

Shay said...

The Sofa quilt looks wonderful.Its going to become a family favourite for snuggling. But that evening star took my breath away. It's amazing!

Beausoleil Quilts said...

I love that sofa quilt pattern. Yours is a lovely quilt, and it is nice to see it in another colourway.

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful finishes! Love both quilt!

Barbara said...

It's all just beautiful, Kate.