Design wall Monday 4/28/14 batik borders

I decided on a layout for the batik squares. I ended up with something different than any of the choices I posted last time. Now I’m working on the borders. I have the first 2 sewn on. A green and then a light colored batik. I have it hanging on the wall and I’m thinking another thin green border and then a dark batik. (This will use up the 2 scraps I have of the dark batik.) Then I can bind it with the green and use some more of it.


That’s what’s on the wall. I haven’t sewn on it yet today as I’m busy with a custom quilt job on Millie and a veggie quilt on Viqtoria.

Vicky used all vegetable fabrics in her quilt and I found a panto with vegetables, so that’s what it’s getting. 🙂


I remember when I first started machine quilting and the choice of pantograph patterns was slim. Now they have so many great ones out there that it’s sometimes hard to choose one! 🙂

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Left over batik blocks

I ended up having 12 squares leftover from the batik quilt top, so I needed to come up with a way to use them. (I didn’t want to have them laying around in a drawer or box somewhere). So I made them into HST’s. Now I have 24 squares, which is enough to do a lap quilt. I played around with arranging them on the design wall and here’s a few ideas….
I could make pinwheel blocks and add a sashing.


Or turn them and make squares on point. Again adding a sashing.


I could just make them triangles with a sashing.


Or I could do this.


Or this.


Or this.


Or even this way.


Decisions decisions. I’m not sure what I will do with them yet. I’ll look at them today while I quilt and maybe decide on the layout…….

Have a good day!

Batik rail fence

Sashings and borders are on. Yea! It’s now ready to quilt. I have to work on a few customer quilts before I can quilt it though.

I now have 2 of my own tops ready for an all over quilt job. I have the first of 2 black and white strip quilts assembled.
I am making progress on eliminating my stash. 🙂

Have a good day!!

Design wall 4/21/14 batiks

I’ve been doing my 10 minutes a day with the blue blocks that have been on my design wall and I now have 16 blocks done. Yea! I took them down so I could put these blocks up and decide what to use for the sashing fabric and also decide what width to make them. I’m using my stash and these are NOT my colors, so I don’t have much to choose from. I also don’t know what I’ll do for the border. Hmmm. Decisions, decisions…..

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10 minutes a day-4/10/14

My design wall has had the same blocks on it for several weeks now. During that time I’ve completed several other quilts, but those poor scrappy little blue blocks are getting neglected. So I am hereby going to dedicate 10 minutes each day to sew on the blue blocks.
As of today I have 10 blocks sewn and I need 32.
My goal is to have the top done by July. Hmmm….better go do my 10 minutes for today…..luckily I have a few 9 patches sewn already, maybe I can finish a block in my 10 minute time frame!! 🙂



Stripping again

I’m determined to lower the amount of my stash and I think I’m doing a fairly good job of it so far! Yea!
Last night I pulled out 44 black and white FQ’s and cut them into strips. They are now ready to sew together.


I laid them out from dark to light.


As soon as I get these sewn together I already have plans for the next quilt, using my stash!

Time to strip!! LOL!!

Design wall\scraps

I’m running behind on the Monday wall, but since it’s the same today as it was yesterday, I guess it’s ok! LOL!
I have a few more blocks made since the last time I posted.


I’ve actually made 3 other quilts since my last post too.
These are both done except for the bindings.


I quilted this one yesterday and have to get the binding on it this week, as I need it finished for the Heartland meeting on Saturday. I will show it and offer it as a workshop. I have the bigger size top done, but I think the smaller size is better for a workshop.


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That’s it for now. Back to work for me!