Design wall Monday 4/18

Gee, here it is Monday again…… design wall looks the same as last week.  I knew I wasn’t going to have much time for piecing the last week. This week doesn’t look very promising either. I need to spend the majority of my week at the longarm. I did sew just a bit last night while watching TV. I’m working on the outside pieced border. This is how the blocks will look.

I have all the blue ones sewn together. They still need to be trimmed up to the correct size.

The pink ones are half way done. One more black piece on the other end, trim them up and then I’ll be ready to piece the border.

 I am making progress, it’s just slow…….. If it wasn’t for updating the blog here, I probably wouldn’t have gotten any of it done this week. I plan to stick with this top until it’s completed. Wish me luck! Now back to the longarm……..

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Maxine challenge at guild

Our challenge quilt for this years quilt show was to use the Maxine line of fabric in a quilt. Last night was our meeting and there were so many cute Maxine quilts there. It was hard to vote on your favorite ones, since I love Maxine and wanted to vote for all of them!!

Maxine met you when you came in the room….

I made my quilt using some of my old Maxine t-shirts. I had enough fabric left over to make a matching pillowcase too.

The quilts were laid out on round tables so some of the larger quilts hung off the sides.

My friend Teresa won first place.

I guess that’s it for now………..


Design wall Monday….4/11

Well, it’s Monday again. I did get a little more done on the piece that was on my design wall last week. The center is sewn together! YEA!!!

I have the strips sewn for the pieced border. I still need to cut the background fabric that has to be pieced into the border. I’m making progress! I don’t know how much I’ll get sewn this next week as my schedule is pretty full.

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Design wall Monday….4/4

In keeping up to date with my blog, I’m going to try to add some things that need to be kept up. I hope!! LOL!! Here’s what I have on my design wall this week.

This quilt is our guild BOM from 2010. I still need to make the last 2 blocks and cut the background fabric. It has a pieced border that will also be added. Last week several of us got together and worked on the center, which is paper pieced, needless to say I do NOT like paper pieceing!! But we were shown an awesome way of doing it without sewing through the paper!! Now I’m thinking “OK, maybe I CAN do paper pieced blocks…..maybe!!” Anyway, I still have one more PP’d section to make before I can sew the center together. I need to have the top finished by August (I think) so we can show them at guild.)

I guess that’s it for my design wall this week. Over at Judy L.’s blog, you can check out more design walls and see what others are working on. Enjoy!!


Taking it on the road……..

Yesterday, Sharon and I attended the Heartland quilt meeting. WOW, was it informative! We attended as professionals as our new adventure is to take our lecture/trunk show about our Mystery quilt Lock in to guilds. We have over 30 mystery quilts for the trunk show.  We received a lot of positive encouragement from the other professionals. There were several guilds that were interested in what we offer. Now we just hope to get some bookings!!

There was so much information being given from other professionals on what they do and what works and doesn’t work. My mind is still on overload with all kinds of ideas. One thing talked about was blogs. So since I have a blog……………….

………to be continued.

Theresa 🙂