Monday, April 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday - April 23

I dug out my son's quilt and put it up on my wall this week.  I really need to finish this, since he is heading to university this fall.  Would be nice to finish it before he leaves.  I was ready to start the borders when I put it away (but tired of sewing all those triangles).  But now, looking at the plan, I don't like it.  So a new border design is required.  This will sit up there for inspiration, while I tackle one of my quilting projects.

 This is the result of pulling out most of the quilt tops in my room.  I went digging for backings, and came up with ideas for most of them. I'm not totally happy with all of the matching I did, so I'll be keeping my eyes open for alternatives.

In the meantime, my watercolour star is ready to baste.  I pieced the backing today, and figured out the quilting plan - for the center star, anyway.  Not sure yet what I'll do with the rest of the quilt.

8 comments:

  1. Have you shown your April UFO? I like your sons quilt. That does look like a lot of work!

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  2. At least you will not run out of things to work on for a while. ;-) Your son's quilt is going to be beautiful and I really love the colorwash star.

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  3. I love your son's quilt. The fading from dark to light is stunning.
    Question??? Is your watercolour quilt your design or a pattern that was purchased?

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  4. Amazing star quilt! Glad you have all the pieces in place to get it finished up. Looks like you have a lot of quilting in you future.

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  5. I love your son's quilt, the changing color makes it look so beautiful.Your star is also amazing.

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  6. I love your son's quilt also. The change of colors is great. I also like the watercolor star and can't wait to see how it looks when quilted.

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  7. Wow...you are making great progress with your quilt tops...love the star!

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  8. Love those stars and I love digging out all my tops and big pieces of fabric periodically. It is inspiring and motivating. Good luck in finishing it before he goes to school! I would be dragging my feet on that because my son goes next year and is the youngest, I am already dreading it.

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