Monday, March 31, 2014

Design Wall Monday

The giant dahlia is back on the design wall. I had to take it down to work on a project I can't show yet. Now that I have the next row of red added, the fabric looks too light. I don't like it enough that it needs to be changed. I have two choices, find a replacement fabric or leave off the row entirely and make a smaller quilt. I will have to think about it for a few days.

Now a sneak peek of my next project, my daughter's wedding quilt:
This is a variation of Double Wedding Ring called Pickledish. I hoped to get 120 of these done by the time I went to the quilt retreat at the end of the month but I forgot how much I hate paper piecing. It took me two hours and three pieces of paper to finish one! The next one only took one hour, but that's still too much time. A fellow quilter gave me some tips Friday night so hopefully this will go faster. I need to have them finished so I can put the top together at the retreat.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I started my quilt for the  red and white challenge hosted by SewCalGal. . I've been wanting to make a giant dahlia for a long time. I was fortunate to find the Marti Michell templates on a cast off table as they are quite expensive. They are well made and the pieces are fitting together perfectly. I so rarely use red in my quilts I had to buy fabric for this project. I'm not sure why I feel compelled to make a red and white quilt. There are other projects I should be working on but this one was speaking to me.

See more design walls over at Judy's blog.