Monday, July 2, 2018

Design Wall Monday

Last week was quite busy, but I did finish the top I showed last Monday. I added eight blocks to make this finish approximately 64" x 82" - a good Quilts of Valor size.  

I decided to add the extra blocks rather than border this to make it fit the QOV size requirements mostly because I had enough background fabric to do it, and because I didn't really know what I would use for a border. 

I'm going to try to get this quilted and ready for binding today or tomorrow so because I always like to be working on a QOV on July 4th. (I try to do the same thing on Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veterans Day too.) I'm thinking about binding this in gold, but we'll see after it's quilted.

I also took some time to put together these Six Hexie Placemats. I still need to quilt and bind these, but that will be easy.

I used the Cut Loose Press Set of 6 Hexie Placemats pattern by Gudrun Erla (GE Designs). It's an easy project to make and since I'll be teaching this project in the Fall, I decided to make mine out of Christmas fabric - Red Dot...Green Dash by Me & My Sister Designs. 

I'm hoping to spend a little more time sewing this week, but we'll see. I feel like I need to  mix things up a bit and step away from the computer work and spend some time fondling fabric. I think I'll go start now!

What are you working on today?

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Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like how the QOV top came together: hooray for enough background fabric! I think it's awesome that you work on a QOV quilt on the holidays and I bet the recipients benefit from all the care you put into them.

Kate said...

Your QOV quilt turned out beautifully. That design is very bold. Hope you get in some good stitching time today so you can finish it off. The Christmas Hexies are fun too. Have a great 4th of July.