Monday, August 3, 2009

Design Wall Monday

I was able to work on this for a little while this afternoon. If you look really carefully at the picture you'll be able to see that I have the first row on the left sewn together. I decided to use lattice and cornerstones rather than long strips the way Amandajean did in her quilt. There will be a bright fabric cornerstone at each block intersection. I had some squares left over, but not nearly enough to put a border around the whole thing, so I will just finish it off with a simple white border.

My progress has been slow. Glacial, even. Last week I couldn't seem to get to my sewing room, and I'm afraid this week won't be much better. I need to put a few hours each day at school getting my classroom set up and I've got several other obligations to take care of.

The hand quilting on the Mexican Star quilt is also coming along rather slowly. I try to get a little done each night, but I haven't reached the point where I feel like I've achieved any kind of rhythm with it yet.

I'm simply itching to start something else from my long to-do list, but I'm holding back until I have most of the hand quilting done. The Mexican Star quilt is supposed to be in a quilt show at the end of September and I would really like to have it finished with time to spare.

I really appreciate Judy's hosting of the What's on Your Design Wall Monday. Check out what everyone else is working on by clicking on the link.


Becky said...

It's looking good. And your first row on the left looks super! That will be one beautiful quilt when you finish. I made my first nine patches today...I like fast quilts most of the time...and they are pretty quick...even when you cut them up to make them disappear. LOL

nicolette said...

The quilt is coming together beautifuly! Love the colours!

Laura said...

Your quilt is looking great. And I admire your ability to resist starting new projects!