Monday, September 24, 2012

A Speck and Some Stars for Design Wall Monday

I had a very productive weekend and it was wonderful! I enjoyed every minute I spent with my sewing machine and I was able to get a Speck top together.


Now these aren't the Speck blocks I showed about 2 weeks ago. Those blocks just weren't making me happy so I started again with a charm pack of Sandy Gervais Phenomenal Fall. Now these colors are beautiful. I decided to make my version square and went with 16 blocks.


I found a cute little polka dot fabric for the background and I LOVE that border fabric. I bought a yard so I have plenty left for another project. I'm planning on binding this with the multi-color houndstooth plaid I used on the inner border. Hopefully I'll get this done before the week is out. I'm chomping at the bit to put out Fall decorations.

And I was able to make some more progress on my Fallout Stars. In fact I got all of the blocks done - yippee!


I tried to not over think arranging them and I think they are fine just the way they are. Now onto sewing the rows together. I'm not planning on any borders at this moment, so it should measure about 72" X 54" - a nice lap size.


And some more stash diving retrieved another vintage Hoffman chicken print! I'll bet this has been on my shelves for at least 15 years, so it has been appropriately aged and it ready for its close up - LOL!

Well there is lots for me to work on this week. I hope I can get this top all sewn together along with quilting Speck. I'm thinking of quilting Fallout Stars myself since it isn't ginormous and I have a plan that would let me use my walking foot and not drop my feed dogs. I'm not good at free motion and I'd prefer to leave the fancy stuff to Cass, my long arm quilter. Wish me luck!

Happy stitching-
carol fun



19 comments:

  1. Luck! But I dont think you will need it.

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  2. Your version of Speck is fabulous. I'm not one to work with Fall colors but I love what you've done. Beautiful.

    Fallout Stars is coming along nicely. OMG, I remember that Hoffman chicken print. LOL

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  3. Oh! I really like both of these quilts ... your Fallout Stars is very similar to a Hexagon Quilt Along that Julie Herman (Jaybird Quilts) did. I like it a lot, especially with all your fun fabrics!!! :)

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  4. Both quilts are beauties. Love your addition of appropriately aged fabrics.

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  5. Fabulous, Carol. I love being inspired by your progress. And, what beautiful fall designs!

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  6. Both your quilts are wonderful. And that's good that you found a quilt to use your 15 year old fabric!

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  7. Good luck! They are both gorgeous. They look toasty warm in their fall colors.

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  8. Love both quilts--especially the fall colors!

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  9. Love, love Sandy Gervais' colors and designs, and they work perfectly for your Speck! The border print is totally yummy. Great progress on your Fallout Stars. Crossing my fingers for your quilting efforts--you'll promise to cross yours for mine, right?

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  10. Wow and wow. Both totally gorgeous.X

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  11. The quilts are beautiful!! I love the fall colors and am glad they are popular again. You will do great quilting that gorgeous quilt yourself. I enjoy quilting the smaller pieces free motion but it has taken me forever to get comfortable doing it and I'm still not that good. Have fun getting your pieces done, Carol!

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  12. wow those are two great quilts on the go. Love the colours of both.

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  13. Your fall Speck quilt is lovely. Mine is done in Halloween fabrics.

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  14. Good luck! You had a very productive week-end and of course, as usual, I love your designs and colors. I would love you to show us pictures of your quilts as you use them in your home.

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  15. The fabric colors are gorgeous and the border is wonderful!!

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  16. Speck looks phenomenal! It was a great choice to go with! Your fall out blocks are amazing Carol! Gorgeous autumn quilts!

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