Monday - Full of Joy

>> Monday, June 21, 2010

My design wall this morning is crowded. Lots of things waiting for me to play with them.
No new liberated baskets this past week.
My bird and leaves from last week are still waiting to be sewn down- but I have picked out the thread.
This week's string block is that blur you see beneath the baskets.

{This is how my design wall photographs in the morning. Can you tell it's located in the front entranceway of my home? Those are the long windows I have covered with a flannel backed tablecloth for my design wall}

Also up there is the background for, what I'm calling, my humility quilt. It's from galloping pony studio. It's actually called, "Just As I Am". It's an applique mini - my project for travelling this summer. I'm just working on getting the background prepared which means sewing down prairie points. {You can see how far I'm getting on this!!}

I also made one Boxy Star from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville. I am cutting scrap strips for another one already this morning. A fun, quick, block, with lots of possibilities. {Another distraction:)}

This is the 'designing' part for this week. I am almost done making these string blocks. I have placed the final red choice in the centre of the top 4 blocks.

I am making 6 blocks and hoping to cut them to fit this stocking. They will be the front. I think I will be using one piece of fabric for the back. I'm getting a little concerned the strings will be heavy, so I've decided to just use the strings and their foundations as the front piece. Inside the stocking will be messy, but I think I'm going to add a lining so you won't see it.

Most of this week will be spent finishing quilting Sadie's quilt.

This quilt happened too fast to make it to Design Wall Monday! My brother's wife gave birth to their 4th daughter on Friday. I cut and put together this quilt top on Saturday! It measures 44 inches square. Yesterday I got the majority of in-the-ditch quilting done. I plan to do some 'swag' like quilting to emphasize the hearts. {Do you see the hearts? My husband can't}

Another busy week here filled with lots of projects and ideas. Check out some more design walls through the links at Judy's Patchwork Times.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Quilter Kathy June 21, 2010 at 10:07 AM  

Of course we can see the hearts! Neat design!
I really like the photo of the design wall with the sun shining on it!

Melissa C June 21, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

I see hearts. Neat idea.

Mary June 21, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

Your wall is a busy place. The string blocks on the stocking will be nice for Christmas and you are working on it in plenty of time. I see the hearts too. Please show the finished swag quilting on it.

Sarah June 21, 2010 at 4:01 PM  

Love your design wall! at the moment, I do not have room for a design wall, but, wow! Realizing I need one :)

CathyC June 21, 2010 at 11:21 PM  

yes, I do see hearts

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