Monday, September 8, 2014

Design Wall Monday - A Finish Finally

Weekends never seem to be long enough to fit in all that I'd like to get done.  Since the sewing room was deconstructed due to the storm damage last Monday: it seemed like an ideal time to give it a good cleaning and reorganize a bit as it got put back together.  I didn't get all of that done, but made good progress.  

Drama Teen is still recovering from ACL surgery.  She's getting more mobile everyday, but her knee still hurts quite a bit.  She spent a lot of the weekend catching up on homework and with her friends

That's Jigsaw she's covered up with.  I put the last few stitches into the binding and label late Saturday night.  You can't tell from her face, but she was thrilled that it was all finished.  She renamed the quilt Pieces of a Rainbow.  

Pieces of a Rainbow
Pattern is Jigsaw
 by Alyssa Clancy for Lehmann Quilting

It's an apt name.  I have a whole new perspective when I see a quilt that has a rainbow or color fade theme.  You have to demo a lot of fabrics to get something like that right.  It was a fun, though sometimes maddening, challenge to get the colors to flow like I thought they should.  

Trudy Lindemann did a gorgeous job on the quilting.  She matched the quilting thread to the colors in the quilt.  

 Which worked really well on the back.

This is only my second finish for the year.  I hope to finish up Scrappy Stars and maybe one other quilt before the end of the year, which is coming up faster than I'm ready for.  

That's it for what's finally off the design wall and finished.  Check out Patchwork Times for more design wall Monday posts.  


  1. I Love, love seeing her using it and am glad DT is on the mend! Looking forward to seeing you're room after the impromptu cleaning. Have a great week!!

  2. I cant tell you how thrilled I am to see this gorgeous quilt finished! I bet DT is happy too.

    It's beautiful Kate. You did a bang up fabulous job and congratulations on the finish.

  3. It is such a treat to see Jigsaw finished. It looks gorgeous! You did a great job with your fabric choices. DT should be very pleased with it.

  4. It turned out just beautifully! I think sometimes you despaired it would ever get off the design walk:). Healing thoughts for DT!

  5. I love it when my family drags their quilt into the family room with them. Looks like she is enjoying hers.

    Water damage is such a pain, but you're right, when everything is out is a good time to reorganize.


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