This is my design wall for the first Monday in October 2011. These blocks are from an internet swap a couple of years ago. I have had them on the wall a few times with no certain idea of what to do with them. This week I decided they will be a gift and began the design process in earnest.
First I put the blocks out on the wall and, of course, move them around several times. Then I decided on the sashing and borders. Originally I planned to have the sashing, which is also the second border, be just that fabric. However, when I put it on the wall it looked way too busy. Using the cornerstones, made from the first border fabric, calmed down the already busy center.
I have the center rows sewn together, not an easy feat since several of the blocks were poorly made, and am ready to sew the first border.
All this sewing will have to wait. I have a new WW meeting to lead on Monday and two on Tuesday and since I have to travel a little over 100 each day I will probably only be up to feeding the animals when I get home.
Speaking of animals, we seem to have a new one here.
Meet our newest member (?). We found her a little over a week ago, wandering the streets in downtown. We have placed ads in the newspaper and on the radio and visited the two vets, attempting to find where she has come from. The plan is that if no one has claimed her by Tuesday, she will become part of our family. We have not named her yet, that would mean she was staying and we don’t know about that, yet.
Here she is with Abby. We figure she is about 6 months old but we will know for sure when we take her to the vet for a check up and shots next week.
This is finished. And I got it done before the end of September. I really like the scrappy binding and it almost finished that 30s fabric.
I did get the URR on the frame. The backing is a batik fat back I bought at MQX in 2008. It has been sitting around, waiting for a quilt to come around that fit it and finally it did. I can’t show it yet since it is all rolled up on the pole, but will later.
Now, if I could just come up with a plan for the quilting.
And now, one last picture. This is for people who think we have no Fall color in the South. This is a maple tree that is just beginning to turn.
This poor thing was cut down a few years ago and this is what has grown out of the stump. It is about 15’ tall now but has about 7 small trunks. I don’t know how this effects it’s growth but it makes a very pretty sight in our very green yard.
And now it is time to pour yourself another cup of coffee or tea and hop on over to Patchwork Times to see what other quilters are up to.