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!


Cathy said...

I love them all. You've been a very busy, productive lady

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

You GO girl! All very, very pretty.

Miriam said...

Congratulations on the beautiful finish. Some gorgeous fabrics there too.
Love your basket block.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh I love your wallquilt! I've been looking at that pattern in APQ, hoping to make it one day....
Yours is just beautiful!

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow, I love all of them. The wall quilt is a great pattern. Thanks so much for the link.

LuAnn said...

Love the basket block - great fabrics! Like the wall quilt, too.

nicolette said...

Such a pretty wall quilt! It’s beautiful!