Monday, May 20, 2019

Design Wall Monday

No design wall picture today, but I do have a finish!

This quilt is 84x100", I'll say it used 14 yards of fabric.  Too big for a boys home quilt so I'll put it on the Emergency pile.  You never know when you'll need a quilt to donate or gift.  Bricks and Stepping Stones is a favorite pattern, especially for scrap quilts.  No background needed, and you can use the most unloved (ugly) scraps in the bricks!  Want a different look, replace the black in the 4 patches with another color.  I've used black, brown, blue, purple, red--just about any color will work.  Thank you Bonnie, for the great free pattern!

Last week 2Rs helped me make a 6 FQ Bag--

It holds a LOT.  There is a large throw, a twin size, and a queen size quilt in the bag, plus two small sewing bags.  Someone pointed out its pretty heavy, can I lift it?  Yes, but I did ask Ken to carry it for me!  Its a free pattern and easy to make.  I wanted a bag to carry quilts in, ones needing binding and finished ones to donate.  This has more class than a garbage bag!  If I make another I will add pockets to the inside.  

Saturday I received a package in the mail--

Two red, a teal, a tan, and a white--all Island Batiks.  10 yards in.  I will have to update my stash report.  I only count fabrics I pay for in my stash report.  

Last week I began volunteering.  My campsite is surrounded by blooming lilacs--it smells heavenly!  To celebrate summer I bought a new nightshirt--

I have a busy week ahead, but I have found time to sew a little.  I brought binding projects for those JOT moments.  Sunday morning I had an hour to enjoy the hand sewing.  

I need to plant some flower seeds yet, but its been pretty chilly.  This morning it was 39F, some places had frost.   

Do you have summer plans?  A vacation?   

~Lori1R in Nebraska~


Nann said...

What fun to get new fabric in the mail!
Summer plans are slow to gel. In June I will stay two days after the ALA Conference ends to visit Grace and Marianne, our friends from Stashbusters.

I ought to make a Bricks and Stepping Stones! I've know about the pattern since Bonnie designed it--10? 12 years ago?!!

Sara said...

Very nice finish! Now that you are back at the campground you probably will have lots of time to sew when you are off duty.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Bricks and Stepping Stones is such a great pattern. I've made a couple quilts using it. Time for another???

Bet you put an extra quilt on the bed last night. I did! LOL

cityquilter grace said...

yes this one is on my list as is a wonderful use-it-up pattern....very nice job!

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