Monday, March 30, 2015

Bouncing around... on Design Wall Monday...

Well, as my sainted father always use to say, I'm still "bouncing around like a BB in a boxcar" from one project to another. First I did 10 more blocks for my AP&Q "Go 4 It" quilt...

... 55 blocks completed and 26 more to go!

Second, I did get the  borders on my Sunday Charmer...

... now to find a back and get it off the the Terry for quilting.

Third, is this almost moldy golden oldie... a Stack N Whack done with the fabric line "The Quiltmaker's Gift"...

...I got 2 more rows sewn on. That makes 9 total rows assembled and 4 more to go. Each row takes about 30 minutes to pin, sew, adjust, re-pin, re-sew, over and over and over. But in the end the points are meeting quite nicely. This is one of the 3 red stars that will appear in the quilt...

...if you look closely you will see that the fabric in the center is bear butts. This is a re-occurring theme in SNW quilts I have made that have animals in them. The very first SNW quilt I made was in a class, long long ago in a galaxy far far away. The fabric I selected was a farmyard scene...pigs, cows, donkeys and chickens. I enthusiastically whacked away at my fabric and began laying out my blocks... Oh my goodness! Some how all I got were butts and udders!! All other parts of the animals had somehow disappeared into the seam allowances. I had meant for it to be a baby quilt but I couldn't subject some innocent child to a quilt that turned out a bit obscene. Insert hanging head in shame!

This theme still continues to follow me...the butts of bears... and in the photo below I somehow only have the rear end of the horse...will it ever stop!!!

I do like that block with the top hats!

So I have lots of things I should be working on... tablerunners for the wedding, altering the groom's vest, finishing the shawl I want to wear at the wedding... but somehow I don't think that's going to happen right away. I feel the need to do something fun...perhaps start a new project... a quilt, a shawl, a cross stitch sampler... I have one of each of these I'm chomping at the bit to get too... and like that BB I will bounce again to another venture! No wonder my father always shook his head when he talked to me - LOL!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. love your blog, always read it when i get it on gfc

  2. Enjoyed your post. When my two daughters were getting married 6 wks. apart and I was making the wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, table cloths etc. I also made a quilt. It was my let-down time between all the pressure of getting everything done. I call it my "Between Brides" quilt. It has bride's and groom's names and wedding dates on the label for posterity. Bride #2 has it and it will probably go to her only daughter someday. Oh, and I think you're quite normal jumping from project to project. I've quilted at the frames today, made 3 bow tie blocks, and right now I'm appliqueing circles for a different quilt. Makes sense to me!

  3. Someday, soon, you'll have four or five finishes all at the same time!!! Weddings can be a whirlwind of perpetration - good luck to you all!

  4. Your SNW quilt is looking great. If you hadn't told me, I might not have seen the 'butts'. The horses make a great design. I have several things going all the time, so you are not alone in that respect.

  5. I can understand! You have so many wonderful projects going on!


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