• Design Wall Wednesday – 4.22.2015

    Here is what I am working on.

    Espresso Espresso – I now have seven sections with four diagonal rows per section. I need to spend some serious quality time putting the sections together to finish the quilt top. Why the rush you ask…well, the next quilt project needs to get on the design wall so that I can make some decisions.

    Americana Americana – here are some of the border units. Still have bunches more to make. Using my ‘Companion Angle’ ruler by Darlene Zimmerman made it bit easier to sew these triangles together. It helped me match up the points of the triangles with the notched corner. Less worrying about dog ears and offsetting the triangle points.

    Bright Colors I had prepared and cut the black/white/grey striped fabric that I wanted to use for the block sashing and started to sew them on when I realized that they where too big. Bummer. With some help from my best friend and quilting buddy, we decided on a smaller size. You wouldn’t think that a 1/2″ would make that big of a difference but it did.

    Last week we had some beautiful warm days in the 70’s now the high is expected to be in the 40 and 50’s – what can I say – it’s Minnesota.

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  • Design Wall Wednesday - 4.08.2015

    Here is what is currently on my design wall:

    Espresso Espresso – all of the blocks are sewn into diagonal rows. Let me tell you that sewing on the diagonal makes for some long seams. Next step will be to start sewing them into pairs. I am so excited about this quilt – it is turning out great!

    Red, white and blue Red, White and Blue – after looking at probably 2,000 ideas I finally decided on one. Okay, maybe not 2,000 maybe only 20 but still… you know how it is. After working on my initial idea I decided it just wasn’t right so I kept trying. I took the strip sets I had made and cut them diagonally both directions and made some of them into half square triangles.

    Black & White Tic Tac Toe Here are some of the fabrics I will be using for my next project. It needs a pair of companion black and white fabric and lots of bright colors. In the photo I am auditioning three different fabrics combos to see which one works the best. I guess you can tell which set I decided on.

    I was out in the garden this weekend and noticed that I have some columbine, irises and day lilies starting to grow. They are a bit early for Minnesota spring. Hopefully, we won’t have too many more really cold days. We have been known to have snow in May.

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