Monday, November 7, 2011

Design Wall and a little more

two in one

Here is my design wall.  Up there are blocks for two different quilts.  I finished the Christmas swap blocks and as I did I put them amid the deco swap blocks that I was working on a couple of weeks ago.  Until I started posting this picture, I didn’t realize that the Christmas swap blocks are really almost the same as the deco swap blocks.  Funny, huh?


dot blocks

Here are the Christmas blocks, in process.  I have difficulty chain piecing and still getting blocks together right.  So I get all the pieces prepared and then I put them together.  In order to keep all the pieces together I set up each block either in a manila folder or on top of one.  Here are just two with four blocks ready to be sewn.

Today I will be sending these blocks off to the “swap mother” and someday I will get a package back with blocks made 11 other quilters.  I don’t plan to make a quilt with them this year so I will start 2012 with at least one UFO ready for me.  Rolling on the floor laughing

But, that’s not all I got done this weekend. 

bluish cat cat flowerThese are my newest


Crazy Cat blocks.




cat fish


I have really enjoyed making these.




cat heart


I have a couple more to do and a little hand embroidery to do on all of them.




Because I do three WW meetings on Monday and Tuesday, I have decided that the rest of those days are devoted to household chores.  But Wed – Friday are planned for the studio (of course the best laid plans …….).  The weekends?  Well, they are just up for grabs.  Open-mouthed smile


scraphappy said...

Lots of fun projects in the works. I love that you already have a new UFO planned for the new year. The Christmas blocks are looking great, they will make a pretty quilt someday.

Kate said...

Love all your projects. The kitty cat blocks are all fun! Hope your plans for more sewing work out for you.

Vicki said...

Looks like you got some sewing time and those blocks look great together! I love getting blocks in the mail, it is quite exciting.

The cats are really cute.

Lynn said...

Your cat blocks are really going to be cute.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the Christmas blocks, so bright and cheery. I really like them with the lighter color ones too, looks like a shadow of the Christmas blocks. The kitties are just adorable :)

Bonnie said...

Great kitty blocks... hum, only one UFO for 2012... what am I missing here. I won't count my UFO's for a while.

AnnieO said...

Monkey Wrench blocks are pretty versatile! Love the Christmas blocks. I've heard of the paper plate method but manila folders would be great too to corral those pieces.

Love the Cats!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Great projects. And such cute kitties.

Denise :) said...

Gosh -- so many fun projects to look at this week! I love the cats -- especially the one with the fishy in the center! So cute! :)