Monday, June 24, 2013

Design Wall Monday - June 24th

Monday always seems to come so quickly.  I'm hoping that work won't be such a zoo this week.  I don't have any business trips on the calendar, so that will definitely help the schedule. Drama Teen has a volleyball clinic this week, but it fits into our work hours a little easier than what she had going on last week. 

On Friday, I decided that Sunday needed to be a "solo retreat" day.  I did get to spend most of the day in my sewing room.  Some stitching definitely got done, but it was mostly handwork as I'm working on the binding for Calico Cats.  Drama Teen wants to redo her bedroom decor.  She was 9 the last time we redid it, so it's probably time.  She picked out a quilt pattern a couple of years ago that she wanted for her bed.  

We've been collecting Batiks to make this.  So I spent a good amount of time hunting down those down.  Which reminded me just how much I still have to do to get my fabrics all organized. That's a post for another day.  

All of that just to say that there's not much change on the design wall.  But I did finally get some time to take pictures of the completed Sweet Treats quilt. 

Sweet Treats, Designed by Judy Laquidara
(pattern available here)

I'm really happy with how this one turned out.  It's a bit brighter in real life.  The blocks were made with scraps of some 1930 reproduction fabrics that were left over from another project.  I really like the lighter blue with the reds.  The quilt is bound with the same red used in the second border. 

The back is from the same line as the binding, just in a blue colorway. 

Trudy Lindemann did the quilting.  I love the meandering daises she used. It just adds to the summer time feeling of the quilt.  

That's it for me this week.  Once Judy get's her post up, I'll be linking up with her Design Wall Monday over at Patchwork Times.  


  1. Love how Sweet Treats finished up! Great colors and a happy pattern. The quilting ties it together nicely.

  2. Sweet Treats is absolutely beautiful Kate. I remember when you started this one and I decided I was going to make one just like it someday because I have quite a stash of repros. (Still havent started it and here is yours all finished and looking gorgeous!)

  3. Your Sweet Treats quilt is so pretty!
    Have a good time with the Jigsaw puzzle quilt--it looks like fun.

  4. you're so right about the light blue and the red--perfect to show off each other. Congrats on the finish. Does Drama Teen have an idea what she wants her room to look like?

  5. i LOVE this quilt~!
    and that photo of the binding: yummy~!!


  6. I too love how sweet treats turned out. the binding is great. How were you able to get a retreat day? I need one too!


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