Monday, August 29, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 08/29/11

I have a couple more pumpkins on my design wall today.  The one on the left was already complete last week.  I made another pieced block on the right and an applique block in the middle.  This one still needs to be stitched down and then trimmed (the block is oversized right now).  I also have two leaf blocks (not shown) that will be part of this project.  The applique pumpkin is a little plain, so I might add some embroidered lines to give it a little definition.  Unless I run out of time!  This one is coming along nicely.  I think the thing that is taking the most time is figuring out which fabric I want to use for each part.  I guess that's the hazard of having such a big stash - too many choices!!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday 08/22/11

I have pumpkins on my design wall today.  I'm designing a fall-themed project and I made the first one as a six inch (finished) square, but after it was finished, I decided that it was a little too small for what I had planned.  So I started over and made another one at a 7 1/2" square. This should work out much better.  I had also forgotten to mirror the image the first time around, so I fixed that on the second one.  I lucked out and this pumpkin block was already in my EQ7 software, so I didn't have to design it from scratch. I have a second block just about finished already.  Other than today I haven't done much sewing lately, and now I feel really motivated to get this project finished.  It helps that I cleaned my sewing area yesterday - so nice to have room to work!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Design Wall Monday 08/15/11

I haven't done much sewing in the past few weeks.  Just too darn tired and also the computer issues have kept me from sewing and posting. However, I realized that I have only one short month (less than that actually), to get my projects together for the Fall session of my quilting class, so I started getting some work done.  I've done a lot of planning and designing, and now I think I'm ready to roll.  I pulled a bunch of oranges from my stash (above, right) to start on a fall themed project (I see pumpkins in my future!).  The only actual sewing I was able to do was to put together the four quadrants of my color wheel, which is not a class project.  I need to put some borders or something on it to contain the bias edges while I figure out the rest of the design.  My plan is to sew a little every day after work and see how much progress I can make.

Check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on!