Monday, January 6, 2014

Design Wall Monday 1/6/14

I can’t believe that it is 2014!  After finishing Quilter’s Scrapbook, a previously put away project came back out. 
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This has been a leader and ender project during 2013.  I enjoy pulling out fabric, making a mess of the stash and sewing these blocks up.  They go together so fast.  This will stay on the sewing wall for awhile.

About 1 week after finishing Quilter’s Scrapbook my guild called.  They were in need of a chair for our 5” square exchange.  Newly retired, I said yes.  If you are in charge, you get to pick the swap details, right.  It was suggested to help with interest to show uses for the 5” squares.  Here is my first try.  The blacks have been in my stash for awhile & the batiks DH found on a business trip.  Gotta love a hubby that has great taste in fabric. 
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There is enough fabric to finish the current row & end with a row of 2 of the top blocks.  A tutorial will be coming, I snapped pics yesterday.  The design layouts with this block are great.  It has at least all the flexibility of the log cabin block. 

Hope you are warm…we are in the deep freeze.  Lola went back to school a day early to avoid driving through the 12”, yes 1 foot, of snow expected at college.  We ended up with at least 6”.  MJJR now has her driving permit.  DH & her went out yesterday to practice in the snow. 

Stop over to Judy L.'s to look at more design walls.

Just Another Quilter


  1. Both projects are great. I love the one on the design wall and the other one is so colorful. I love black as an accent in a quilt. Stay warm and enjoy your sewing time!

  2. took on a lot. I love the scrappy top quilt in progress. The black with the bight fun. I can hardly wait to see the tutorial. Stay warm and safe.
    Happy New Year

  3. Two super projects! I can't imagine how cold it must be but it looks nasty on the TV. Stay warm!

  4. Your hubby does have good taste in fabric :) Love the brights. Have fun playing with 5" square ideas. We're also in the deep freeze and looking forward to warmer weather by the end of the week. The heavy snow missed us though.

  5. Both of those patterns look very challenging, but both will be beautiful when you get them finished; well worth the effort! We're freezing here again for the third day, with a warm-up and rain due tomorrow and the rest of the week. I DO hope it gets above freezing before the rain hits! ---"Love"