Monday, December 3, 2012
Little Pieces on the Design Wall
This is all that is on my Design Wall today: one segment from Step 1 and Step 2 of Easy Street by Bonnie Hunter. I have 196 4 patch segments made (Step 1) and 32 of the 123 Flying Geese (Step 2) done. Right now I am caught up but lets see where I am on Friday when we get Step 3.
I did finally get the ornaments on the 12 Days of Christmas quilt. Here it is hanging over the fireplace and mixed in with some of our other Christmas decorations.
This was a BOM-mystery from a couple of years ago, offered by Esther Aliu. What a challenge it was: diamond shaped pieced blocks, very small applique, large applique requiring custom quilting. Yet, it is one of my very favorite quilts.
On Saturday I went to a meeting of sewing friends and then visited 3 quilts shops on my way home. I went looking for black on white fabrics to add to my Easy Street stash. Here is what I found at two of the shops. The one I really like the best is the dotted fabric on the upper left (I bought more of it than the rest).
I also found some batiks (surprise, surprise) on sale at the first shop. This came as a kit for a pattern but I will probably use them differently as I rarely follow patterns.
And at the last shop I found these batiks on sale. If you have read my blog for any time you already know that I have a passion for batiks so there was no way I could pass these up?
This week I hope to finish Step 2 of Easy Street, begin my last Funky Chicken block, plan the 5th teapot fabric, and at least print the foundations for Carol Doak’s mystery. And since it has been in the low 70s, with sunshine, around here, I will be making room for some reading on the deck. This looks like it is going to be a busy week.