Design Wall Monday –

It’s a holiday weekend in the US as we celebrate Labor Day.

Some consider Labor Day the official end of summer but we continue sailing until it’s too cold to be on the water. So, I’m leaving a few works in progress on the design wall as we head out to the lake looking for enough wind for sailing.

I’ve been trying out Marti Michell’s Long/Skinny Sashing ruler to set these sampler blocks together. single block with long skinny sashingsSampler with long skinny sashings Wouldn’t you know it – I am 3 1/2″ short on my inner border fabric so I couldn’t get it finished yesterday! Quilt shop run on the schedule for Tues! These blocks were made using the Marti Michell templates featured over the past year in the Marti and Me Club that I lead at Quilting Bits and Pieces in Eudora, KS.

And here are some sweet little machine embroidered blocks stitched for me by my friend Sherry. (I begged.) Someday I will get them made into a little banner to hang in the cabin on our sailboat.054July emb block June embroidered block

When I cleaned up my sewing room to prepare for my guild’s tour of member’s sewing rooms, I made a list of 59 projects that I found scattered about the room in various stages of completion. I took a few of them with me on our “Quirky Kansas Tour” to have handwork to do in the car. I am happy to show you 4 finished projects. Don’t get too impressed though; that’s 4 down 55 to go!

Winter trees from a Karen Montgomery pattern

Winter trees from a Karen Montgomery pattern

I had to make this project because this is what I see in my yard during the winter months:from Barb 066

Churn Dash Doll Quilt - Reproduction fabrics. Machine quilted on my HQ Sweet 16.

Churn Dash Doll Quilt – Reproduction fabrics. Machine quilted. 5″ blocks

Hand appliqued from a Lori Smith, From my Heart to your Hands, design

Hand appliqued, designed by Lori Smith, From my Heart to your Hands.  16″x20″ machine quilted.

 

Crochet edge fleece - not a quilt but it was a project on the floor in the sewing room so it made the list!

Crochet edge fleece – not a quilt but it was a project on the floor in the sewing room so it made the list!

I’m linking to The Patchwork Times today. Visit Design Wall Monday to see what others are working on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Design Wall Monday –

  1. A tour of guild members’ sewing rooms? Now, that takes courage! (To be on exhibit, as well as to venture into others.) I like the sampler setting blocks very much. If I’d run short 3-1/2″ on the inner border, I’d make up the shortfall with a strip from one fabrics in the blocks….or, to be scrappier, I’d piece three or four squares that contrast with the inner border fabric and have that little contrast in one corner of the inner border. For more control, you could have a contrasting squares in the four corners of the inner border.

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