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Design Wall end of 2011

>> Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My final Design Wall for 2011



I'm so excited to be starting a new year of quilting! I have lots of little quilts - and a few big ones - ready and waiting for me to finish them next year.


This little one fills me with Joy! It was designed by Jan Patek for Quilt Sampler 1998.  It's called Folk Art Garden and it was the pattern for the Liberty Quilt Shop in Liberty, MO. It's finished size will be 22.5 x 15 inches.


You can tell the pattern was designed before the introduction of pre cut fabrics. The instructions for the outside border were to make 4.5 inch strips with random widths of fabric and trim to 2.5 inches. I should have read it again before I started cutting - I could have used 5 inch squares and cut them in half to make two identical borders. But then again, I like the whimsy and folk look of this border - and I have some strips leftover to make another mini quilt!!


My final mini quilt of 2011 is this art quilt I made up on Christmas Eve. It's a new handpiece to work on this winter. It measures 13.5 x 12 inches.  The main background material is leftovers from the Happiness Key wallhanging I have to finish still. I simply grabbed my baggie of fused scraps from the Layer Cake Quilt Along {also still to be completed!} and made a picture with the scraps. Then I added some of my newest fabric from my sister for the border. I think I will be machine quilting this one and adding some beads to the water. I have been reviewing Laura Wasilowski's stitching guide and getting really excited about where my small quilts will take me in 2012.




I have a few plans to share with you over the course of 2012. The first one is to let you know my Sew JOY Decor bundle of patterns will be available until Dec 31st and then it's gone! I'm planning a new bundle for you in February. So if you'd like to start on some sewing for yourself or some early gifts - grab the bundle here!


  With Joy,

Sarah Vee


2 comments:

Nanette Merrill December 28, 2011 at 10:44 AM  

What a great work space. Love your design wall. It is at a perfect spot.

Cathy December 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

I love all your projects. Inspiring. Hugs

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