Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mystery Mondays is back!

Mystery Mondays has started again on Sherri Falls' Little Bits of This and That blog!  This will be the fourth mystery quilt along she's done, and I've participated in two of them.  You can see them here and here.  My friend Lori and I do them together and it's great fun to see how different they turn out with different fabrics.  The steps are posted on her website every Monday.  They are short and easily accomplished in the week.  In fact, I usually get them done during my Monday night quilt class.  Let's see if I can keep up with these and the others that I am thinking of doing!  I love all of the quilt alongs these days, but the problem is that I want to do them all!  Oh well, I guess that makes me a typical quilter!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Design Wall Monday 09/10/12

Here's my completed Great Granny Quilt.  It's tough to post a quilt with a white background onto a white blog!  It was slightly dark when I took the picture, so I used the color auto-correct to brighten it up a little.  Oh well, you get the picture (literally).  I really need to work on photographing my quilts straight!  I should probably re-take the photo below.

Here is my Swoon wall hanging.  I tried out all kinds of pieced borders in EQ, but they all took away from the center.  I decided to go simple.  I ran out of the purple in the star, so the narrow border is actually a different fabric.  I like how it turned out!  Now I need to decide how to quilt it.  But that probably won't happen for a while.

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on today!

Monday, September 03, 2012

Design Wall Monday 09/03/12

I'm almost finished with the Great Granny quilt top.  Above is where I am at the moment.  I have two side borders on and I need to add the top and bottom.  I really didn't want to piece the white border strips, and the center was just slightly wider than the width of my background fabric, so I decided to add corner blocks.  I made a square in a square block that I think fits well with the center design.

Here I'm attaching the borders.  I'll have it done by the end of the day!  I already want to make another one in different colors.  I'd love to make one with bright batiks and a black background.  But I'll have to leave that for another day.  Too many other projects on the worktable!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on!