Decisions, decisions…..

Sometimes it is so hard to decide what fabrics to use for a quilt. Our mystery “Lock in” is coming up in March and I need to get my quilt made. We’ve designed a pattern for it, but now we have to get ours made and write the instructions. I’ve been debating between using a black background fabric……

 

Or using a white background fabric…..

 
And if that’s not hard enough to decide on………now I’m kind of thinking that I might throw this green into the mix!

  I really like that green with that batik!!

Oh!!!! I just can’t decide!! Guess I won’t start cutting anything yet.

Since I can’t decide on the mystery quilt, I thought I’d work on my Kansas row by row today. I sewed the side borders on and added an outside border all the way around so it’s ready to be quilted.

  
I have to find something to use for a backing. I’ll probably have to make a pieced backing for it. Maybe I can use up some stash!! 

That’s it for now.

Theresa

Design wall 12/14/15 Ks row by row/Wizard of Oz blocks

Ok, back to the KS rbr. I decided not to put any sashings between the rows, just sew them together, that way I could add the extra Dorothy row onto the bottom. I had to add some fabric between the blocks in order to get the width I needed, so I put some ruby slipper fabric in there.  

 
Now the plan is to use more of that leftover Wizard of Oz fabric, so I am making some blocks to add to the sides of the quilt. I fussy cut pictures from the fabric that I had already fussy cut a few squares from years ago. 

 
I could still get a few more squares out of it, but I think the rest of this can go into the scrap box.

I framed each square with a diagonal print that was in the WoZ line and now I’m making them into a square  in a square block.
  
That block just happens to be the one that I ran out of fabric on. I had to piece a little strip in order to have enough. (I know I’m trying to use up my stash, but I’d rather not cut things THAT close!! LOL!!😜)

Anyway, once I get all the blocks made, I’ll add them onto the sides, then…

 Add a border and call it done! I should have it ready for my guild meeting in January. Yea!

So that’s what I have going on today. To see what others have on their walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 12/7/15 string quilt top finished

The top is finally done! Yea!! I just put a thin grey border and then a small black outer border to finish off the top. I do like it much better, now that it’s done and I can see the whole thing laid out.


Now I have to get back to my Kansas row by row quilt………we’re supposed to bring them to our January guild meeting……….I still fon’t have a clue as to what to do with the rows.? Oh well, Β it’s back on the design wall and maybe something will come to me this time.


That’s it for me this week. To see more walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa