Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Design Wall

I am doing the happy dance this morning.  I have been working on a quilt top for my friend, Kelly, for over two years and I finally have completed it.  The story on how this quilt began can be read HERE.  The quilt is 105" x 110"

We get a little silly at our sew days, so I had to strike a pose.
These were also a project for me.  These two blocks will end up as pillows.  They are made from leftover fabric from my parents' quilt.  The block patterns are out of Lori Holt's new book, Vintage Farm Girl.

I was also working on the small barn quilt, quilting it on my domestic machine.  This is a quilt commissioned by my neighbor.  It is also a Lori Holt pattern that was free, at the time I printed it.  It feels good to be working on UFO's and  making progress at getting them finished.
Congratulations to Suzy for finishing her row by row quilt.  Love the colors!

Cathy C was working on quilts of valor.  This one is called Letters from Home.  It is hung upside down.  The blocks look like envelopes with the top open, when turned right side up.

Another quilt of valor by Cathy C.

This is a memory quilt in-the-making by Nancy B.  She was using ties, boxer shorts, and shirts for fabric from the gentleman who had passed away. 

Linda's quilt from a layer cake.  This is a Missiouri Star Quilt Co pattern. 
Way to go Wanda!  She finished her first quilt.  She had one more border to add at this point. 
Its beautiful, Wanda!  Congratulations.  Before she left she had the backing, batting, thread color and quilting pattern picked out.

Suzy made a beautiful blue snowflake quilt.  She had been shopping for and saving fabrics for a while for this project.  It was stunning to look at and we were encouraging her to keep this one and not give it away.

Yesterday started the Row by Row experience.  This will be the block pattern and kit available from Susan's Calico Creations in Fulton, IL  The shop is two blocks from the mighty Mississippi river and the windmill you see in the quilt block.  The windmill still works and they grind flour inside.  When the weather is nice, we take a walk along the river's flood control dike.  Its a beautiful view.
Today's schedule is busy.  This morning I am off to agility classes with Indy.  Then headed back home to help Corry finish quilting her king size quilt
At 3pm, the farrier will arrive to trim and put new shoes on our horse, Hoot.  After that will have to finish laundry and re-pack my suitcase.  Tomorrow morning I am headed to Shipshewana with my friends for the quilt show, flea market and shop hop.  Its a busy week. 
Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.
Yours in quilting,


  1. You never stop, Girl. I got a little weepy seeing the photos of Susan's classroom, remembering my good times in your stomping grounds.

  2. What an action packed post. Love the first quilt above. It has kind of an architectural look with the angle that the photo was taken. Great job! Enjoy your retreat.