Monday, April 18, 2011

Design Wall & Etc........................

I have been a busy bee.  Our guild is participating in the Just One Star can comfort a soldier program.  They have asked us to make a star and send it to Moda where it will be added to other stars into quilts for our military who have been injured in Araq and Afghanistan.  They have asked that the stars be made with a cream colord background and a medium red or blue.  They will do the trimming and squaring of the block.

Perry and I are making the quilt "Gone to Market" (see right column).  This is sort of like a block of the month.  I am trying to make a few pieces each month for the quilt.  Sunday I got busy and made 13 more baskets to go with the 3 I had made previously.  I have 44 all together to make.  Then I will start to make one of the other baskets.  At my rate, I might be finished by the end of the year. 

And then on my other design wall I have "Off the Grid."  This is a neat little quilt.  Fast compared to what I usually make.  I like the colors.  This is an old line of fabric (my stass), Tranquiltity.  The colors are nice.  I may make more of this pattern.  I certainly have a lot of stash to use up.

 Not a lot going on here.  Went to Curves this morning then went to Larry's (owner of The Quilt Shop, now closed) with my friend Willey.  She wanted to see a cabinet he has.  She needs a place to store fabric ( what else would you store?).  He had had it made locally.  It is a nice cabinet seven feet tall, five feet wide.  You could store a lot of fabric in it.   From there Willey and I decided to go to Mr. Bill's for lunch.  They have great cat fish.  On my way home I stopped at Judy L.'s parents to see how the filling of the pool is coming along.  Her dad has been more than busy.   Everytime I go by, I see him laboring away in the yard.  He has done a lot of work.  I talked to her mom for awhile and then headed home where I have oodles to do.

Hope all is well on your end.............


  1. Sounds like you have been busy. The fabric you are using for the market baskets is really pretty. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous when it is finished, we will be finished in December, right? lol, I doubt it at the rate I am going. I also like the other one you are making, and the stars look good. Moda is doing a very good thing with the stars. Hope you have a great week!

  2. Those little baskets caught my eye - I thought they were for the Gone to Market quilt. Love that pattern. It is patiently waiting it's turn in my stash. Love the fabric you are using. I wish I had bought more of that Moda collection. Happy stitching!