Monday, February 13, 2017

Design Wall Monday

I've been very busy, but I do have something new on the design wall.

I've sewn what seems like miles of binding and I'm getting ready to add that to five quilts. I also have some quilting to do on a number of tops, so I'll be a busy girl for quite a while. Plus, Annie and I have a workshop this coming weekend (Umbrellas and Mondo Bag) and although we spent quite a bit of time prepping for that this past weekend, I have a few more things to do.  

As a reward to myself for getting all the binding ready and most of the stuff for the workshops, I decided to make something fun- just because.  ­čśâ 

I've had this funky giraffe fabric for a long time and had even had some coordinating fabrics with it. I knew what pattern I wanted to use, so I figured this would be an quick project that would be perfect. 

This is Menagerie, a free quilt pattern from Shannon Fabrics. I'm still playing around with the block layout; and I have sashing and borders to add, but I like it so far. I wasn't too sure about the four blocks that come together on the right side, but it's growing on my.

If you decide to use this pattern, be sure to read all of the information before you begin. After I had cut everything, I realized that the sample was made with Minkee/Cuddle fabric. Because of that, the seam allowance is 1/2", not 1/4". That's not a big deal, except that I cut everything before I realized it. Again, not a big deal because I just cut everything down to make the adjustment, but I really should have read the entire pattern before starting. I usually do, but I guess I was too excited this time.

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1 comment:

Bonnie said...

What a cute pattern. And, especially, thanks for the heads up on the difference in seam allowance. Have fun at your weekend classes.