Monday, April 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday 04/27/15

I have a couple of new things on my Design Wall today.  Above I have my latest obsession, which is this flower block.  It is so easy to make and is great for using up scraps.  It can easily be made in multiple sizes because it goes together like a four-patch block.  I'm using it for the Block Lottery pattern for my quilt class, but I think I may go beyond that and make an entire quilt for a future class project.  We'll see.  I might have a new obsession next week and this one will never get made!

I also have some stash to report.  I needed to get a backing and batting for the quilt below, and decided to go over to Hancock Fabrics.  I haven't been there before - we moved here a year ago and I haven't really been buying much fabric, so I thought I'd check it out.  I walked in and thought I was going to faint!  There was so much quilting fabric there and almost all of it was on sale.  I exercised a LOT of restraint, but I did end up buying for multiple projects.  The large white piece above will be the background for the Farm Girl Vintage sew along. It is white on off-white print.  I've been using a lot of pure white fabric lately and decided an off-white would be a nice change.  I also got a beautiful gold print and the orange print above.  Not shown is the batting and backing, and a few smaller pieces that are going to be given away.

Lastly I wanted to show another quilt that I have been working on.  This was to be for my husband's grandmother, who was in a care facility.  It was a perfect size for her wheelchair, and a little bit of comfort, as she used to be a quilter.  Unfortunately, she passed away before I could finish the quilt.  I stopped working on it for a while, but then decided that I would go ahead and finish it, and donate it to the facility that took such good care of her.  They can give it to someone in her memory, and so it can still give comfort to someone who needs it.  It is the same pattern that I made recently in patriotic colors.  I bought a nice cozy pink flannel for the back.  I will layer it and do some utility quilting in the ditch on my home machine.  Hopefully I can get this finished up soon.  It really is the proper shape in person - this picture was taken on my design wall which folds up accordion-style.  It the wall is not fully flattened out here, so the quilt is a little distorted in the picture.

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

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