Monday, February 1, 2016

It's February!

It is usually gray and snowy this time of the year but today the skies are blue and the sun is shining.  Not good weather for quilting...good weather for getting outside and walking.

I managed to get a few things done this last week.

Here is block #1 for Barbara Brackman's latest BOM. 

I put my gray churn dash blocks up on the design wall.  I cut out the balance of the blocks and made 4 yesterday.  I need to make 6 more blocks and then I can sew the top together.  I put up a new design wall.  I bought a curtain rod, 3M hooks and curtain rings.  Put those up on the wall and clipped my new Fons and Porter design wall (my son got it for me for Christmas).  I like this new set up.  The old one covered the closet that I keep boxes of fabric in.  I had to take down part of the design wall down to get into it.  This one I can just slide it out of the way.

I made it to JoAnn's last week and picked up the backing for the above quilt and backing and binding fabric for my blue and orange quilt.  I plan on basting the blue and orange quilt later this week.

My goal this year is to finish up projects that I have started in past years and get some quilt tops quilted.  Speaking of which....I went through some piles in the sewing room and found some already basted wall quilts that need quilting.  The one I decided on finishing is.....

Flower Baskets by Cheri Payne.  I has been basted for quite a while waiting to be hand quilted.  Last night I quilted around all the flowers and the vase.  I marked the quilt with vertical lines and got a few of them quilted.  This will be a finish later this week.

I'm off to go for a walk with Sammie and then hopefully find some sewing time.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

That is a clever feature of your design wall, to be able to move it aside so easily to access the closet.
Love your BOM #1. Are you keeping to that color scheme for all blocks or will it be random?
Cute flower basket. I am trying to quilt up a bunch of little quilts, too. : )

Karen said...

I have basted quilts and quilts that just need binding. And lots of other UFO's. Endless it seems. I did one of those Cheri flower pot designs. Right now, I could not tell you if it is quilted but I do think it was.

Kyle said...

Great idea for your design wall. It sounds a lot more functional than before. All those UFO's just seem to multiple . Hope you had a wonderful walk.

Barb said...

clever design wall idea!
Your WW block is great yay
cute basket quilt.

Lori said...

I have a basted quilt too that's waiting for me. It's been cold here the past few days, but sunny and so pretty.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your BB block is wonderful!
Such pretty gray churn dash blocks.
That little flower baskets quilt is really pretty.
It will look so lovely hand quilted.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love your churn dash blocks, and how clever of you to create a design wall that you can move! That little flower quilt is just darling. I think I need a hand quilting project - hand quilting is my favorite.