Monday, October 4, 2010

Design Wall Monday

And I have something new on it.

I have started working on a backing for this quilt.

This is my plan and I plan to put lettering in the white squares.

I have been working on the machine embroidery letters and have them almost ready and they are what is on my design wall this week.

Here is a close-up of one of the letters.

I decided to finish this quilt for a friend who recently was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I want her to know that she is being wrapped in love.

While the letters were sewing out I was working on some placemats for our fall table.

And, being a thrifty person, I put Christmas fabric on the back so we can use them for 3 full months each year.

All that and over 450 miles for Weight Watchers. Busy, busy, busy.

But the nicest thing that happened this week was that our SIL came over today and washed the outside of our house and the studio. We live in the humid South and suffer from a little mildew. But now our buildings are beautiful. Thanks, Gary.


Pat said...

How nice to put LOVE on the quilt (as well as INTO it). The placemats are nice, too.....I've made runners reversible for two holidays/seasons...and one set of placemats...should do it with more of them.

Barb on cape cod said...

I love the placemats! Great idea to back them with the Christmas fabrics!

Judy D said...

Your friend will definitely feel the love from this quilt.
Nice placemats. :) 450 miles is almost more than I drive in 2 months. It's great to have a willing SIL.

Charlene S said...

SILs are wonderful!!! I know the one I have is! Double duty is always nice.

Chris said...

Multitasking place mats! Gotta love it.

Richelle said...

I am sure your friend will definitely feel the love put into her quilt. Looks like it will be beautiful!

Stephanie said...

A very special quilt for someone who will treasure it. Great idea for your placemats.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a wonderful idea for your backing...lovely embroidered letters!