Monday, August 12, 2013

Monday Design Wall - August 12th

How did we get to almost the middle of August already?  Wasn't it just the first yesterday?  I guess it's true, time flies when you are having fun.  Though in our case, maybe it should really read time flies when you are busy! 

Not a lot going on with the design wall this week.  I took some time out from the ongoing projects to finish getting labels on some quilts that are presents for three teachers who have been really important in making Drama Teen the awesome teenager she is (Don't tell her I said she was awesome, it will go straight to her head!).  The only project that hasn't shown up on the blog in a while is Neutral Gems, my current leader and ender project.  

 Neutral Gems
Pattern is "Gems" by Donna Lynn Thomas
found in the book Patchwork Palette

Only one more 6.5" block to sew before I can make my 4th large block.  I love the pattern that these blocks make. This project is a big change from the other stuff up on the wall.  It's subdued, while all the other projects use bright colors.  

That's it for my design all this week.  I still have one quilt label to attach, but I didn't have the right color thread to stitch it down. Since I'll have to order that, I should be able to get back to work on Mon Ami and maybe get all the borders on it this week.  

For more design wall goodies, check out Patchwork Times.  


Ramona said...

Thank you for posting the source of your quilt block. I really like this one and the colors your are using.

Gari in AL said...

"Gems" is going to be beautiful.

Kevin the Quilter said...

Gems looks striking! I can't believe it is the middle of August either!

Anonymous said...

I really love this quilt, using neutrals is a nice change from brights , once in a while!

Shay said...

Wow! At first I thought you'd taken a photo f your latest project in black and white. This is a really interesting quilt Kate.

Podunk Pretties said...

Nice leaders and enders project. I see a posy in this block, would be cute also in brights. Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

I agree time flies when one is busy; but it's better if life is busy and fun! LOL

I hope the transition to high school wasn't too scary!