Monday, May 17, 2010

What's on my Design Wall......17 May 2010

I am continuing to work on the same project that I had started last week.  I have ordered red fabric to go with this quilt.  You would think that I would have red in my stash.  I do have red in my stash, all the wrong reds.  I hope that it will arrive today.  You will have to come back next week and see what I do with the red.  Hopefully it is not a dud. 

Also this week I have been working on the arches for a wedding ring quilt.  These are paper-pieced, so the white you see in the picture is the paper.  I have them divided into sets (ribbons).  There is 16 arches - A and B arch in each set.  They start with light on one end and dark on the other.  So what you are seeing is an A arch lying on top of a B arch and they go in opposite directions.  I have 11 sets to make.  I am trying to decide if I want to make two of these quilts (I have twin beds) or do I just want to make one and hang it.  We will see how much of a pain it is when I start putting it together.  This quilt is just not the usual wedding ring.  It also has a star in it.  Actually I think it will go together pretty easy, we will see.

I didn't report my stash yesterday, so I am going to include it here.  I pulled 1 yard. 
Stash Report:
This week -
In 0 yards
Out -1 yard
Year to date -
In 54 yards
Out - 53 yards
Net 1 yard


  1. I can't wait to see what happens with the red. I am liking the blocks a lot. The arches look great. Hope you are doing well.

  2. love the colors in your wedding ring and look forward to seeing more of that quilt as you go~
    I am always amazed at how you can have 10 fabrics in any one color and still not the right one.

  3. Love the photo of all those pieces so neatly organized!

  4. Ellen (daughter)May 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Very nice! I like the arches, even as they are displayed. HA! Can't wait to see the finished project. You are going to have to build an addition to your house to display all your quilts.

  5. Oh wow. I've got to watch your progress. I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring for my own bed. Always wanted this. Maybe some day? Arcs are not my friends but I'd like to get to know them better. Thanks for your comments.