Monday, July 16, 2012
Design Wall Monday and More
My Design Wall contains Henrietta Whiskers. All of the blocks are done and the borders are cut. Here some of them are on the wall so I could see how they played with the blocks. Now, nothing is sewn together. My plan is to sew the cream and small brown borders together first so I can do the applique that is supposed to be on them. I must say that I usually do not follow the designer’s plans for their blocks but in this case I am going to try to come as close as I can.
I do have one finish, this visor. This is my Color Challenge piece. And the visor came from a tutorial offered by Vicki. It is a wide-brimmed visor and is pretty easy to make. I plan do to a couple more (I do drive a convertible, you know) but will probably make a smaller brim for car use.
You may notice that my fabric has all of the bright colors and to get the purple in, I used purple thread for the quilting on the brim.
On Sunday I started cutting my “ugly” fabrics. I cut strips that should fit the paper piecing pattern I created last week. I still need to cross cut these strips but I feel I am on my way.
And, while I was doing all that cutting, I started on my first Christmas project. Don’t hate me! I just got what I think is a great idea, found what I needed so there was no reason not to get started. And, of course, I am more than a little proud of myself.
I have set up some temporary seating on the deck but now I am on the lookout for a set of rockers.
But while I look I found some hanging basket flowers for the roof.
I have always wanted hanging flowers and was really excited to find these that offer color in our gray and green world. I plan for more plants, maybe after I find the rockers. Can you tell I am still excited about our covered deck?