Monday, February 8, 2010

Design Wall Monday

It's another Monday and I have multiple projects going. The one that started as a leader/ender project but is now taking center stage is a Twisted 9 Patch made with the coffee fabric I received at the guild retreat last year. When I saw Mary's original post on this quilt I thought it would be perfect and when she posted the finished quilt I knew that I had made the right choice. I thought it would be funny to name this something like, "Life Without Coffee Sure is Twisted!" What do you think? Check out her site at maryquilts.com. She is a very prolific and generous quilter and I would love to make just about every quilt for which she provides instructions.



Below is a picture of the Guild Challenge Quilt I told you about. I was originally going to make this a full size quilt and had it all designed but then realized I didn't have enough of the dark blue that I wanted to use (and I didn't want to buy anything). I switched plans and made this a large wallhanging instead. This was pretty much a design-as-you-go project, especially the borders. I really like the end product and will hopefully layer it tonight and get started quilting. Do you like the hand at the top right hand corner? That's my wonderful husband!! To see a close up, click on the picture.



Below is the finished Weaver Fever top. The picture doesn't do it justice, but I really like how it turned out. The original pattern calls for plain borders but I didn't like that so I used some of the leftover strip sets to add some interest to it. I like it so much better and I didn't have to waste the strip sets. I know how I want this one quilted also and would like to get started on that soon also. My goodness, there just isn't enough time in the day is there?



Check out how many seams are in one block of the Weaver Fever.



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The previous message is from my 22 month old granddaughter Quinn (future quilter and blogger) who wanted to help me type this post. I can only assume that she is saying hello!

3 comments:

Cathy Shepherd said...

That "Weaver Fever" quilt is gorgeous!

Diane said...

The name for your twisted 9-patch coffee quilt is perfect(I am a coffeeholic so I feel qualified to put in my 2 cents!)
love the weaver fever, I've made 2 of them-it's a great pattern and your border finishes it off well!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your challenge quilt! What a creative way to use those blocks...I must try to find mine..I know I have them somewhere here! Your original layout really show off the blocks well!