Sunday, September 18, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Actually, it's the design floor. This quilt is too big for the design wall. The pattern I was using as my inspiration is called Michigan Crossroads. It's from Quiltmaker (J/F '10). The pattern calls for no sashing but I wasn't happy with the way it was turning out. I was also getting tired of making the blocks, so I drew out an alternative. I tried light and dark sashing and light improved things. It also meant that I could make fewer blocks and still have a twin size quilt. Sorry for the dark picture. It's hard to get a good photo in my living room at night. That's my dog Boo's face in the upper right corner. My other dog Roxy is afraid of the camera and leaves the room whenever I take it out.

I'm going on a quilting retreat in two weeks so I'll be cutting up projects to work on and quilting others for show and tell. I'm planning 6 projects, one of which I hope to have completed by the end of the week. The others are ongoing projects.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I spent the afternoon sewing these blocks together. I think I'll do a small black border and a larger green print border. This put a small dent in my scraps.