Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Design Wall 07/05/16
Today is a Design Wall Tuesday (instead of Monday), as yesterday was a holiday and I didn't get around to logging into my computer. I was sewing instead! I've been working on the Crossroads quilt along that is being run by the Fat Quarter Shop. I have finally finished the first four months of blocks. I have a little over a week to get the fifth month's blocks finished if I want to keep up with the sew along. Next month will be the chain blocks, which I am going to make in scrappy reds. I think the blocks should all come together nicely - it will be my scrappy Red, White, and Blue quilt. I'd like to say that it is all coming from my stash, but I did recently purchase some fat eights of background prints so I would have more variety.
The other thing that I worked on over the long weekend was a fabric frame for one of my husband's co-workers. I made one for my husband over 10 years ago and he's had it hanging up at work (a standard 4"x6" photo pops into the middle section - the center borders are actually flaps that hold in the photo). I had almost forgotten about it, and then he asked me to make one for a co-worker's wedding shower gift. I had him bring his home so I could study it - I really couldn't figure out how I had made it. As a last resort, I went to my old (and very dusty) pattern box and lo & behold - I found the original pattern! I must say my skills have greatly improved in the last 10-12 years, as the new one looks a lot nicer than the original!
Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone is working on today. Also linking up with Quilt Story and Let's Bee Social.