Design wall 2/27/17 bindings

Actually my design wall is bare at the moment………I made a quilt last week using our Triple Play pattern. Here it is without the borders added on. 

I used two different marbled fabrics from The Quilted Treasures line.  It’s now finished, quilted and in the stack of bindings that I need to finish. I usually try to finish the bindings before the stack gets out of hand but this time they got away from me! I have 8 that are ready to sew the bindings down. 

So nothing is on my design wall this week. But there’s plenty on my plate. Bindings…….

Purple string quilt ready for quilting

I finished the purple string quilt tonight and it’s now ready to be quilted. 

It will get an edge to edge quilting design on it.  The string sashing was perfect for finishing off those blocks. This quilt will be one of the quilts I will show in my lecture on string quilts that I am working on putting together.

Now back to sewing more strings!

Theresa

Design wall 12/12/16 progress on purple string quilt 

My design wall is still covered with the purple string quilt, except now the sashings and cornerstones are on there too. I was hoping to have those last 2 sections sewn on by now but there’s only so many hours in a day and I ran out of them! LOL!

That’s my quick update for today’s wall. To see more design walls, check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 12/5/16 purple string quilt

I have become so addicted to string quilts. Whether I’m making squares or sashing units,it doesn’t matter. I just love sewing those strings together and coming up with different ways to put them together into quilts!
I bought these blocks online probably 16 years or so ago. At the time I thought it would be a fast way to put a quilt together  (save time by not having to piece the blocks) and have something to practice my machine quilting on.

Needless to say, I never did get them made into a quilt top.

I always knew I had them in a box somewhere………but where?????

I finally ran across them this last week and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I started pulling purple strings from my string basket and cutting a few more.

I’m hoping to find time this week to work on getting the sashings finished. I have all the string pieces made, just need to sew them together to make the sashing units.

But right now I have to get back to the longarm. Check out more design walls at wwwpatchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 11/14/16 gelato zig zag

I got an idea a while back about using EE Schenk’s gelato fabric in a zig zag design. I have a few of the different colors that it comes in, and since I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, I went with one that doesn’t have a big noticeable change in the colors.


I played around with maybe doing a pieced border of some kind, but decided against that idea.


I’m just going to make a simple border and let the colors make a design around the quilt. 

Much faster! Then I can move on to  another project. Maybe I’ll try another zig zag with one of these colors. I think the top one would look good.😀 but for today, that’s what’s on my design wall. Check out more design walls at www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 10/17/16 string blocks

I decided a while back to use some Kaffe fabrics for a string quilt. The quilt I made had some leftover blocks so I played around with them and decided on this layout. I added sashings and cornerstones, now it’s time for borders.


I’m planning to use more of the orange fabric for a small border then use another Kaffe print for the outside border.

That’s what’s on my wall today. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 10/3/16 Crown Royal blocks

I’m slowly making progress on the blocks. I sew a little on them when I get time. I have 24 sewn and I need 36 blocks for the quilt, so I’m more than halfway done with making the blocks. I have the sashings and cornerstones all cut and ready to go, so hopefully I can get the blocks finished soon and move on to assembling the quilt top. 😀


It’s going to outgrow my design wall soon. But for today, that’s my wall. To see more walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 9/19/16 Crown Royal block

Another Monday is here, so I’ll just check in quickly with an update on the Crown Royal blocks. I got everything cut (thanks to my Accuguilt cutter!) I decided to go with a simple block that can be sewn together pretty quick. I need to make 36 blocks for the quilt. I started sewing a few of the 4 patch units together last night so I could lay out a block to see how it will look. 

Pretty simple block to make. I think it’s going to look great once I add the sashings and cornerstones.

That’s it for today. Need to get the long arms fired up. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 9/13/16 Crown royal squares….the beginning…..

I planned on getting some machine quilting done today between bus routes, but when thunderstorms move in plans get changed.😩 I keep both LongArm machines unplugged when there’s lightning going on.  Anyway, since I couldn’t get any quilting done, I decided to start ironing the Crown royal bags that I’ve cut apart. I ironed 49 bags, but decided to only use 36.

After I finished  ironing all the pieces, it was still storming, so I started cutting them into squares and strips to make 4patch blocks.

Next step will be to cut the other fabric I’m using but that will have to wait for another time. The storms have finally left and now it’s time for me to leave on the school bus.

Anyway, that’s it for my design wall this week. Joining in with http://www.patchworktimes.com

Hope the storms are gone for today.

Theresa

Design wall 8/29/16 Uneven bars, Kaffe HST’s & apple pies

I got the borders added onto the Uneven bars quilt top. Since I pulled the solid fabric strips for the quilt from a couple packages of precuts, I didn’t have yardage of any one solid color. I debated over what to do and then decided to pull more precut strips of the pinks and use them for the inside border. You’ll notice they are light on the top and then get darker towards the bottom.

It’s now ready to be quilted. It will have to wait for now as I have several customer quilts that need edge to edge designs on them. I did get these all quilted last week.  One small custom and the others edge to edge.


My design wall has these blocks on it today. I’m working on a new string quilt design using Kaffe fabrics. These are leftover blocks that I’ll make into a second quilt. 
We’ve been enjoying apple pies this last week too! I’ve made 9 so far. We’re enjoying our 2nd pie, I took one over to my sons house & I put 6 in the freezer.

I was playing around with an app on my phone and put the 2 Uneven bars quilts that I’ve made, side by side in the picture. 

They look so different! Hard to believe it’s the same pattern! If you use one of the patterns from my book #Sew,Slice,SpinandSash, I’d love to see it! 😀

Guess that’s it for me today. Hoping for another productive week! To see what others are working on, visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa