Monday, February 6, 2017

Design Wall Monday

I've got a couple of projects going right now. (imagine that!) Last week, I showed a quick picture of the batik quilt on which I'm working and that is ready to have the rows sewn together.

I played with the idea of adding a small black sashing between the blocks, but I didn't like how it looked. I will make this again, and when I do, I will add a small piece of black fabric between the block units. I sketched it out and am positive that I will like that much better. This isn't bad, but if I add the small black fabric, it will look like stained glass windows.

I have this quilt top all sewn together. (The picture is before it was pieced.) This is made from one layer cake and it's super easy to make. The baking is also pieced for this quilt and the binding has been chosen but not made yet.

As a matter of fact, I have the backing ready for three quilts. I realized that it one thing that tends to slow me down, so I decided to piece the backings so I have no excuse to wait for the quilting.

There is another small quilt on the design wall, but I just threw those pieces up there with no real sense. They are left over pieces from another quilt I made and I was going to use them when I pieced the backing. I decided against that and thought they would make a cute baby quilt. I'll show that in the next couple of days.

Speaking of quilting, my friend Judy quilted my Four Winds quilt and I picked it up from her yesterday. I turned out really nice and I'm working on the binding. I decided that the binding will be scrappy and will be made from what was left after cutting the fat quarters for the triangles.  I'll get a picture of the entire quilt after it's bound.

What are you working on today?

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Linda Swanekamp said...

The thing that always slows me down is the backings. Right now, I have been on a mission to get every quilt top that is done, a back. I still have about 5 quilts that need backs.

Char said...

Love all those brightly colored batiks!

Kare Ybarra said...

You've been so busy . . . I've been making myself busy cutting a big box of scraps into usable squares. Guess what, the box doesn't even look like I've taken anything out of it!