Monday, August 27, 2012

A tiny bit of progress on Design Wall Monday

I did get a couple more hexagons added to the design wall last week.

I have no idea how big this is going to get. I'm thinking that I'd like a lap/twin size quilt to toss over the back of my stitching chair, but I'll have to see where this quilt leads me. I did find some more pretty Fall fabrics in my stash. This one...

and this one. It has gold accents that are very pretty.

As I was looking at my design wall I had a memory of a sign from my youth and I had to look it up (thank you Wikipedia) to see if what I remembered was accurate. If you were a child of the 50's and 60's you might remember this....

it is a sign for a Fallout Shelter. I remember drills where you were to get under your desk at school and cover your head in the event of a nuclear explosion. I'm glad it never occurred since I doubt the effectiveness of this behavior...just saying - LOL! However, I think it might be appropriate to name this the "Fallout" quilt... what do you think?

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love the fall fabric and I think "Fallout quilt" is a perfect name!

    Yeah, we use to have those drills in the 70's and every single time I had to haul my butt under my desk I was always thinking of how stupid and useless it was. We had windows all over our class room and even a kid knows that windows really aren't gonna keep ya safe!

    Hope you and Big Dude are having a blast in the sewing studio. :)

  2. Wow - you sure do have a pretty stash and you're on your way to knocking out another great Fall quilt...with a perfect name! You've got me itching to dig through my stash for something fall-ish. Happy to see you're finding a few minutes to stitch.

  3. Oh goodness so I love this pattern and the fabrics that you are using for this!! It's beautiful!

  4. Yep, I remember those drills in the 70's at the podunk rural school I went to as well. I love the name! I think you should totally do it!

  5. Fall Out is a perfect name. Yes, I'm old enough to remember those drills. LOL

  6. This is really a pretty quilt. How big are your hexies? Love the name and I, too, remember the drill.

  7. Looking good. I never had those drills, just fire drills. The kids now also do lock down drills were they stay in the class room in case of a danger in or around the schools.

  8. Wow! Now that is all I see when I look at that quilt.
    I love the fall colors.

  9. Your quilt is looking good. I love the name and it fits so well. We also had those drills at my school too, so you are not so old.


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