Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What Next?

 I'm not done with the Dresden Play quilt top yet, and I have my May UFO waiting to be finished, and I have 3 tops waiting to be quilted that I finished this year, and I'm looking at these colors and wondering if they would make a good Double Wedding Ring. That is another quilt I've wanted to make for a long time, and maybe I can figure out how to make these fat quarters work.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Design Wall Monday

It's taking me a while to finish the plates. I have a nice template for the centers, and I am gathering and pressing them around it, but I'm slow. I'm going to make a pieced border. I know, weird huh, but I think it will look nice. I was trying to use the fabric from my stash, but I just kept coming back to this pale green with a kelly green border. I tried blues and yellows and all sort of other colors, but this is the one I liked best.

Check out Judy's blog to see what is on other design walls.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Homecoming Surprise

 This is what I came home to today. It was bout 60 degrees at work, and here about 36 when I got home. It's the 19th of May for goodness sake! Beautiful though. Here are a couple more pictures, just for fun.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Design Wall

Here is what I have so far for the Dresden Plate. I'm thinking something like the drawing for the background, something dark, but I don't know what yet. I was going to fill in the indents with the button background, but I kind of like the in and out of the current set up. I think I'm going to do something for the border. I'll play with that.

If you want to see more design walls, check out Judy's blog.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

and now a word from our sponsor...

Yesterday it was 70 and sunny, here is the scene outside my window this morning. Living in the mountains is never boring. We had the "fruit basket" weather prediction yesterday...rain, hail. snow, thunderstorm, high winds, tornadoes...I think the fire danger is down a bit though.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Design Wall

This quilt started out as a Storm at Sea, but I didn't like the way the blocks came out, so made this lap quilt instead. I was going to use the cornerstone fabric for the border, but it felt too aggressive to me, so I found the gentler diamond fabric that I used for a back some time ago. This way the blocks stand out int he quilt. It works form me, even though it's not what I was going to do.

This month Judy has pulled number 9 for the UFO challenge. I need to finish quilting the Butterfly Blooms top (while I was quilting, there were tension problems, so I removed some of the quilting.) I also need to add some width for the bed it is going to go one. I'll figure out something, though I don't know what  yet.  It shouldn't take too long, then I think I want to work on the rainbow plates.

I have these cut out in two or three different sizes and want to start making a top out of them. This one makes me happy!

Enjoy looking at what other people have on their design walls at Judy's blog.


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