Monday, October 8, 2012

Prepping my Picnic on Design Wall Monday

I swear the 48 hours of a weekend tick off lots faster than any other 48 hour period of the week. I got a lot of cross stitching done, a bit of knitting and a tiny bit of sewing. Here are 4 more blocks for my Picnic quilt - the one from the Scrap-Basket Sensations book.

I spent several hours yesterday prepping for Picnic by cutting out more blocks.

I have about 75% of it cut. I just need to do the reds and then sub-cut those beige strips for the background. I thought I would be able to pick fabrics and cut a 2 1/2" strip the WOF and easily sub-cut the pieces. No such luck! Several fabrics I want to use are just irregular hunks that require some finagling to get my pieces. Some fabrics weren't bit enough to get 2 blocks from, so I just cut one block and then rummaged around to find another small chunk for an additional block. The idea of making this a charm quilt (121 different fabrics) briefly crossed my mind but I immediately beat it into submission. It will be a very scrappy quilt but not a charm quilt. I showed that idea whose boss in my head - LOL!

Now I did get 2 more rows of Fallout Stars sewn together - just 3 more to go. I'm still pondering whether to add a border to it. I'll need to try some fabrics out after this quilt is all sewn together and the edges trimmed. And I had a thought of making another quilt with the Hex and More ruler. I would just make big hexagons, perhaps each a different pretty floral and use a tone-on-tone white for the triangle star pieces. I think that would be very pretty. Oh my what am I thinking - I don't need any more quilt ideas I just need more sewing time!

Hope your week is productive!
Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Please, please, PLEASE, share with me how to get more hours on the weekend. LOL! Monday just comes to fast and the door to my sewing room is shut until the next weekend.

    Your fabrics are great. I look forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Oh look at all of those wonderful scraps going into that quilt! Sigh! I am a sucker for scrap quilts. And I second you slowing down your quilt ideas - I can't keep up! :) Your beige fabric looks like a Moda Marbles. Is it? I love that stuff.

  3. I love the variety of fabrics in your Picnic quilt.

    Is it crowded in your mind? It's very crowded in mine. LOL

  4. Wow,that would be a wonderful scrap quilt.
    This book looks so great.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  5. Wow, you make my head spin with all you said that you got done. I barely got anything accomplished, but maybe next weekend.

  6. I am amazed at how much you get done with your quilting. Beautiful colors!!!

  7. Great scrap quilt - When it's all done are you going to take it out for a picnic??

  8. Looking very wonderful! I had the same original thought about making my Picnic a charm version--and just as quickly abandoned that thought, like you :) Mine are about 60% cut, I think. A rummage through the scrap bin for certain colors is sure to happen here as well.

  9. Sometimes I forget that my mind isn't the only one that, while working on one of many projects, starts thinking up new ones. But your ideas are good and should be carried out. :-)

  10. Picnic is on my "to do" list. I look forward to seeing how yours turns out. It's sure to be beautiful :-)


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