Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Deck

URR top complete

This is my Design Deck for today.  It is my Underground Railroad top, complete.  I love it and it is perfect for a new fall quilt.  With any luck I will be getting this on the frame sometime this week.


URR center

This was where I was on Wednesday, got the center done with the 6” center panels and the 1” black sashings between and on the ends of the blocks.  I really like how the little black lines separate the blocks from each other.


URR & 2 borders

Here we are with the first two borders on.  I do have to admit that I put one of the borders on backward, you know, right side to wrong side.  Those are pretty long seams to have to unsew but unsew I did.


And then yesterday I got it finished. 


After completing the above I decided to use my time wisely and make the binding for my tumbler quilt.  tumbler binding

It is a scrappy binding using the scraps from the front as well as pieces of the backing.  I’m afraid I got carried away attaching the pieces together and I think I have enough binding for two comfort sized quilts.  We will see when I sew it on today.


In addition to sewing, I walk.  DH and I walk 2 miles almost every day.  On our walk the other morning we saw this:

spider web


web sideshot

This spider web was more than 3’ wide and almost perfect.  We looked and looked but couldn’t find a spider.  It had rained very hard for two days prior to that so it had to be spun that morning.  And can you see the fog?  That stayed around until about 10am.  Spooky, huh?  Perfect for getting in the Halloween mood.


AU Buffy

This is Buffy.  She has felt left out since both Ms. Murphy and Abby have been spotlighted on the blog and she hasn’t.  The sweater is one that Abby had on when she came to live with us.  It doesn’t fit her anymore but is perfect for Buffy.




Eric-Buffy AU fans

Buffy is primarily DH’s dog and he is way proud of her for being an Auburn fan. 


Besides being an Auburn fan, I am also a Patchwork Times fan.  I encourage you to drop over there to see all the wonderful projects her other fans are working on. 


Judy D in WA said...

I love your quilt.
I love spider webs. Really love them when you can see them!

And Buffy is just stinkin' adorable!

sue said...

Clever holder for the binding. Do you mount the spool on something when you start to sew?

And I do like those narrow black strips, they are very effective!

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt and the fall colors. I also really love your tumbler quilt in the post below. Wow!

Vicki said...

I love the quilt. Geri, you are just one productive lady and you get so many quilts done. Nice job. I don't want to see the spider that goes with that web, ewwwww!

Pat said...

Yes...tell us about the holder for your binding, please. Buffy is very cute and it looks like she was quite the lady to wait for her turn to be spotlighted on your blog!

Kathie said...

Great quilt, perfect for fall.

Mary said...

Awwww! Buffy is just too cute. You are doing so well with your quilt. At this rate you might even be able to enjoy your fall quilt while it's still fall!

Gail said...

I really like the quilt, nice job.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Your sashing and border turned out terrific.

Diane said...

great pictures-I like the black piece for separation too in your quilt. Buffy is too adorable.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Fantastic quilt - just a super finish!

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt.

Cute puppy!

Nina-Marie said...

Ohhhh just love this! Wish I had a design deck (grin)!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool "design deck"! Way to go finishing all those borders...I would have put it in the UFO closet I'm sure, rather than sew all those border strips!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautiful...lovely work!