Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday - October 14th

It was a nice weekend.  No place we had to be, so a bit of housework got done as well as a bit of stitching.  This will be a short week for me as I'm taking Thursday and Friday off.  Drama Teen has to have her wisdom teeth out on Thursday, so I'll be nursing her most of that time.  Still I hope to get in some time for stitching those two days.  

This weekend was a productive one in the sewing room, though all that got accomplished doesn't show up on the design wall.  But there are enough changes there to make it worth while to show both design walls today.  On design wall number one is Back to Square One. 

Back to Square One
by Judy Laquidara (pattern available here)

All the Economy Blocks are finished.  Now I just have to sew them together along with the Log Cabins.  I'm really happy with the colors I chose for this project.  

On design wall number two is Neutral Gems.

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

The first four rows are made and all sewn together.  So that's half way for this project.  I've been sewing the blocks together in groups of 4 rather then sewing them together in rows and sewing the rows together. With all the matching seams, that just seemed to be a better way to put this one together.  

That's it for this Monday.  I'm linking up with Patchwork Times today as usual.  Check out all the other eye candy posted for Design Wall Monday.  


Ramona said...

I love your "Neutral Gems" quilt... so calming and soothing. The colors in your "Back to Square One" are really pretty, too. Hope all goes well with your daughter on Thursday.

AnnieO said...

Since your teen isn't small, she'll sleep a lot I bet :). Plenty of time for sewing room fun I hope! Your color choices work beautifully.

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Kate...What a gorgeous quilt on your #1 Wall, and Neutral Gems is going to truly be a Gem. I have a 'Grand Drama Teen'...thanks for the' perfect.

How fun to find Design Wall Monday and visit your post. Yes, I'm a newbie to this party, but not to the art and world of Quilting. I owned a 'Brick and Mortar' quilt shop from 1996 through 2005, and now I've joined the online Quilt World with A Quilt Store and More ETSY Shop. My 'Niche' in the ever growing and competitive online fabric shopping world is my 'Inventory and Stash' from the years of buying and selling quality quilt fabrics from top designers and manufacturers. I'd love for you to visit me at CollectInTexas BlogShop which is linked to my ETSY Shop and see what is on my Design Wall today. Just click on the signature link below...hope to see you there.

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Barb in Mi said...

The colors of your Back top square one get me every time: so beautiful!

Katie Z. said...

Your work is beautiful! Hopefully the wisdom teeth won't be too painful for DT.

Dar said...

I love the colors you chose for Back to Square one also. I am making a mental note to try them in one of my future projects. The quilt turned out really beautiful.

Barbara said...

Oh poor DT. That can be rough for some kids, and then others breeze right through it. Let's hope she is in the latter group. Your quilt is gorgeous!