Design wall 11/20/17 diamond string quilt top

I made slow progress on getting the rows sewn together. I’ve been busy with machine quilting, so my sewing time has been limited. I wasn’t too sure about using that color for the background but I had another color that looked good with it that I could use for the border. (I’m trying to use up my stash).

Anyway, after getting the rows completed, I got the border sewn on and then wondered what I would use for the backing. I didn’t think I would have anything that would look good, but I got lucky and found a couple pieces of leftover fabric that match perfect! I sewed the pieces together and now it’s ready to be quilted. I used the last of the border fabric and cut the binding.

More stash used!! Yea!

The quilt top is on my design wall, since I won’t have time to sew for awhile, I’ll just keep it up there to have some color on the wall. Check out more design walls at http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/11/design-wall-monday-november-20-2017.html?m=1

That’s it for now. Have a great week!

Theresa

Houston quilt show 2017

We had so much fun attending the Houston quilt show again this year. We arrived in Houston the day they were celebrating the Houston Astros winning the World Series! Everything we saw said something about being World Series champions!

I remember a couple years back when the Royals won the World Series and how excited Kansas City was, so I enjoyed being in Houston while they were celebrating their victory! While Kansas City had waited 30 years to become World Series Champions again, Houston had never won a World Series. So after 52 years, they finally did it!! Congrats Houston Astro’s!!!!

Ok, now on to the quilt show……we were super excited about getting to the show and seeing Janet’s quilt. Our good friend Janet Stone, won the top honor this year.

Janet’s work is so amazing!!

Way to go Janet!!

My claim to fame with Janet, is that we shared the nursery when we were born. We discovered that we were born at the same hospital, one day apart. I was born on Saturday and she was born on Sunday. I think she got all the talent! LOL!! But there must have been something in the milk!

Anyway, Once again ALL the quilts were awesome! One of my favorites was this one.

I’m always intrigued by illusions and sorts. So I really liked the way they brought the design out into the border of this one. We didn’t vote for a viewers choice, but if I had, I would have voted for this one!

It’s aways amazes me how creative people can be with fabric.

Until next time……..

Theresa

Design wall 10/30/17 diamond string blocks

I made diamond blocks to use in the border of my last string quilt and after making them I decided to make a quilt using the diamond blocks. I spent some time yesterday getting the blocks made and up on the wall.

I’m not looking forward to having to match up all those points………..😳

That’s it for my wall this week. Check out more walls at http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/10/design-wall-monday-october-30-2017.html?m=1

Theresa

Borders are on

I’ve had a busy week, but managed to find time to get the borders added on to my latest string quilt.

After posting pictures of my pieced borders, I got some positive remarks about them, so I designed another quilt using the diamond shapes. There seems to be no end to the use of strings!!

Theresa

Design wall 10/2/17 string pieced border

I am not one that usually does a pieced border. By the time I get the quilt top made, I just want to get those borders sewn on, so that I can get to my next project. For the current string quilt I’m making, I decided that I would put a pieced border on it. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to make these. Now to get them finished up and on to the quilt.😀

To see what others are working on check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/10/design-wall-monday-october-2-2017.html?m=1

Theresa

Design wall 9/26/17 string progress

My design wall this week still has the string blocks on it. They are now sewn into rows and I have the sashings sewn. Hopefully I can find time soon to get the rows and sashings sewn together and then make the pieced border.

That’s it for now. To see what others are working on check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/09/design-wall-monday-september-25-2017.html?

Theresa