Monday, August 30, 2010
Design Wall Monday::An Actual Finish
I went to a mini-retreat with my sewing group this past weekend, and, TA-DA!, I actually have something new to show on my design wall today. This is a little wall hanging that somehow got stalled out over the summer. I had nine blocks done, but the other four blocks had to wait until this weekend when I finally got them put together, along with the sashing. I love this little block. It's a great way to use up odd scraps and to play with a lot of color combinations that I ordinarily wouldn't try. The pattern info is here, if you're interested. (I had to go in the WAY BACK machine, ahem, last June, to find it.)
Because I can't resist, here are some pictures of some of my favorite blocks:
And another one:
BTW these blocks are 8 inches, finished.
And, I got some other things done, too! Ah, it felt so good to be able to sit and sew.
I finished another of the basket blocks from the basket quiltalong at Piecemeal Quilts. The pattern is available right there on Sandi's sidebar. This is the third one I've completed, and I love her clear directions. Thanks, Sandi!
I did two other blocks at a retreat last spring, and I might have enough for a quilt top sometime this decade... IF I get to attend enough quilt retreats.
But that's not all. I got some of my civil war jelly roll fabric cut for the album quilt I've been eying here and there on the webs. I also picked up some Moda Bella solid for the background. I have the pieces for one block cut out, but didn't have time to get one whole block put together.
Alas, Sunday afternoon came too soon and I had to pack up all my stuff and come home.
You can check out what others are working on this Monday by checking out Judy L.'s blog Patchwork Times.
Have a great week!