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 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

Design wall 8/8/16 string borders

Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.

We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally broke down and bought the Accuquilt Go Big. I’ve been having fun cutting strips for more string quilts.


I managed to get a couple of my quilts on the machine last week and did quick panto’s on them.  I’m only showing the block on this one.

The other one I did was a variation of our Cinema pattern.

 I had the top made but couldn’t decide on a backing. Saturday, I ran across a couple of fabrics in my stash that had polka dots, so I figured I’d make a pieced backing and use up some more of my stash.

Used up every bit of both fabrics! Yea!!

I’m not showing the quilt that’s on my design wall this week, but it’s getting a string border, which is what I’m working on today.


That’s it for me. To see what others are working on visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/25/16 leftover squares

I’m working on a new string quilt design and ended up having some leftover 3 1/2″ squares. I sewed the squares together into blocks and now I need to decide on a layout for them. I’ve laid the blocks out several ways and This is  what I’m thinking…….now.


I took some small pieces of black fabric and filled in the background areas to get a better idea of the finished look.


I like it and this is probably the layout  I’ll go with…..but then you never know…..I could change my mind again.😳

For more design walls go to http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/4/16 

I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.


My next project has star blocks in it, so I have some of it cut out.


I had a couple of my quilts that needed the binding finished, so I got them done last week. The first one, I used one of the patterns from my book Sew,Slice, Spin and Sash.


This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block. https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/04/22/vintage-shirting-blog-hop/


Glad they’re both done.

To see more walls…….www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 6/27/16 string quilt borders

Just a quick update here on my design wall today. I planned on getting all the borders sewn on yesterday but we ended up taking a 4 hour road trip to visit relatives. It was a nice day even though we came through rain on the way home. This cloud was pretty neat looking.

It was just a long narrow cloud going acros the sky underneath all the other clouds. Once we passed under it the sun came out. We were hoping that it might have rained at home while we were gone, but no……still dry as a bone. Oh well.

I grabbed my current state bird embroidery block as we went out the door, so that I would have something to work on in the car.

I got the bird done. 👍🏻


I really need to get back to working on these blocks more often. This one is Kentucky……..if I ever make it to the M’s, they’re going to take forever, with all the states that start with M.😳

Anyway, back to my design wall. I had a little bit of time after we got home last night to at least get the first 2 borders sewn on.

I’m going to put a solid black border on next, to finish it off, then call it done. So that’s my wall, to see more go to http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 6/20/16 another string quilt

Last week was a busy week quilting, so I didn’t work on this until last night. Since I had the squares all ready all I had to do was sew and cut them, which took maybe an hour. Now they are on the wall and ready to be sewn into rows. Quick and easy….so far.


Anyway, that’s my wall this week. Check out more walls  at http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 6/13/16 string quilts

I worked over the weekend getting the borders put on the string quilt that was on my wall last week.  My first plan was to only put a string border on the right side and bottom then put the shadow behind them. As I looked at the quilt, I decided that maybe putting a string border all the way around the quilt would look better, although I’m still thinking about that partial string border idea…..😳 maybe not…..Meanwhile, I cut fabric for my next string quilt and when I get time I’ll start sewing on it. It should go together quickly, if I can find time to work on it.


Here’s the finished top from last weeks design wall. Do you like the border??

That’s what I’m working on this week, to see more design walls go to www.patchworktimes.com, I’m also linking up with http://quiltingismorefunthanhousework.blogspot.com/ if you want to see what others are doing with scraps.

Theresa

Design wall 6/6/16

Here’s a quick show of what’s on my wall today. It’s another string quilt that I’ve been playing around with.


All the blocks are sewn into rows and ready for the sashing strips. I’m tinkering around with adding a shadowed border on part of the quilt but haven’t quite decided if I will do that or not. For now it will have to wait on the wall until I get time to get back to it.

That’s it for my wall this week.

Theresa

Design wall 4/18/16 string quilt 

I’ve been having fun making string quilts over the last several months and here is the one that’s on my wall today. All I have left to do is to get the top and bottom black outside borders sewn on and the top will be complete.


I decided to put a string border on this one. What do you think?

Anyway, that’s it for my wall, to see what others are doing check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa