Sunday, June 8, 2014
Off The Wall
My Design Wall entry this week is this completed quilt top currently laid out on the HQ frame. I am really pleased with all the color on this one and I am especially excited with the border fabric.
It took me a couple of days before I could cut into it. It is directional so I couldn’t use it in the blocks but I think it is perfect for the borders.
I thought it was funny that I had to decide a top and bottom for this quilt (not necessary on a D9P) because I had to decide how to handle the top and bottom borders. Each of the borders has the owls going in the same direction.
Now it is time to quilt but I think I will be buying new backing fabric for this: I am thinking light blue Minkie. I already have the binding fabric so sometime this week I will make the binding just so I will be ready with the backing fabric is found.
I spent some time today collecting brown fabrics. I think there are a few more hiding around here but I need all I can find so I can pick the fabrics for my last 4 applique owls. I also need to work on how I am going to frame the ones that originally were to be surrounded by HSTs. I have a couple of ideas but will need to see if I have the fabric to carry them out.
And lastly I want to introduce you to my new best friend. DH bought her for me and she has been so good to me, helping me to get around more easily.
I am doing much better but really need the cane. It is funny that sometimes when I am working in the studio I forget that it is hard for me to put my weight on one leg and then have to hobble around to find where I left the cane.
I have my trip to visit my mother planned for two weeks from now so I am really hoping that I continue to improve. Mother and I like to go out to eat, shop, and go out to eat and I would hate to hold her back.
My plan for this week is to set up the owls, start a new pair of socks, and cut fabric for two more baby quilts. I also need to begin designing labels for these quilts. I am still reading sweater patterns but hope to have something started before I leave for Mother’s.
As usual I will be liking up with Patchwork Times’ Design Wall post. Now, have a Great Week. Gari