Monday, June 11, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Even though I'm not home, I did some sewing last night and here's what is on the wall, which is actually the futon.  :-)

This is the sample that I put together before I cut into the "real" fabric. I'm not working with a pattern (that would be too easy), so I wanted to test my measurements as well as the piecing of the diamonds, which create the eight-pointed star at the interesections. I like how it looks and I think I have the correct log sizes so I started on the real project. Here's where I am so far.

I have to add two more light and dark logs. (The last light log is just placed up next to the block and still needs sewn.) I also have to add the diamonds to the last logs before they are sewn to the block but I haven't cut them yet. I have 12 of the 36 blocks to this point. Sometimes I like to work in smaller sets so I feel like I have accomplished something.  :-)

I'm not the only productive person here. My sister Ann has been working on Snap Happy Bags for all of us girls. Here's just a peek at what she's been doing.

Barb's been working on a quilt project from school as well as napkins, and Pat made a mesh market bag that is just adorable. She also worked on a crib bed skirt. Of course I don't have those pictures because there was a period here where I couldn't find my camera. There will be pictures coming; just as soon as they are forwarded to me by someone who had a camera.  :-)

The sister's weekend was wonderful and a few of us have stayed on for an extended time to relax and enjoy each other's company. In case you missed yesterday's post about our adventure to the quilt and yarn shops, you can read about that here.

I'll post a few more pictures later, but we're headed to Athens in a little while and I need to get ready.

Check out what other quilters have on their design walls today. You may just find your next project!
Go to Judy L's Patchwork Times.

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