Monday, January 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday 1/20/14

On the wall today, the same blocks as last time. DSC02746 (834x1024)
This project has another block ready to sew together.
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These blocks from 5" squares are all together now (old picture)….just waiting for some black to be cut for the spacing.

The Juki TL98E needs a tune up.  Just waiting 10 more minutes until the store opens.  I love this machine.  It has an phenomenal stitch.  Both piecing and free motion quilting is a dream.
The Brother Embroidery machine is dusted off and ready to work.  Did some test samples last night.  If the Juki is slow to return…something will still get done.

Here is what will get done. My goal this month was to finish something.  The half square triangles in this project were a leader and ender project 2 years ago.  The body of the quilt was put together just before a class for a similar quilt.  Borders were added and it was layered in December.
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I thought that the brown thread would highlight the stars well, then changed my mind--what is your opinion?  I have to rip no matter what.  How does this flowery star come about you ask?  A few years back a quilting buddy wouldn't let me borrow her template.  Now I know why, she wasn't willing to part with it at all.  It is hard to find on line.  Here, the arc center was positioned and traced to the edge, then a nice wiggly line returns the quilt line back to the center.  Repeat.  My motto—look hard not be hard!DSC02769 (1024x768)DH found me my own on the internet.  This template is versatile by allowing you to pick the appropriate curve and make mirror image curves just to name a few.  This is the template used to achieve the Dahlia quilting found here.

Now stop over to Patchwork Times and check out more design boards.


  1. Lots of eye candy. I too love my Juki. I don't know why, but I think those bright block would make amazing butterflies with a little body in the middle. Perhaps I am just a little crazy from all the midwestern snow this year.

  2. I love the colors! It looks so warm and inviting. At first I thought the brown thread and then not. I truely think either works but I do like the more neutral thread.The quilting is beautiful and I love the pattern. Cool that you got your own template.

  3. I like the brown thread and LOVE the design you have stitched in there. Thanks for showing the template... I think I need to go search for one! Great idea to make stars with some hst's. I think I have more hanging around that need to get stitched into something.

  4. Both quilting versions look good. You could alternate between brown and cream I guess. I don't think we have a machine like a Juki here but I'd like to have one. A good sturdy mechanical job with no fandangled computerization.

  5. I love your quilting design, and I think I like the darker brown thread looks best. I need to find one of those templates; I marked the back side of a dinner plate for mine and then traced around it! Duh! ---"Love"