Monday, August 13, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Aug 13

Thanks to Judy's quilt-a-thon, I got lotst of quilting done this weekend.  My design wall has my August colour challenge quilt.  The center is done; just needs to be stitched into rows, and then all the borders made.  One pieced border, and 3 plain ones.  If I stay focused, this might get done this week.  Which would be good - I have a pile of BOM  blocks to catch up on.

Also in progress today is an earlier colour challenge quilt.  I pieced the backing today, and loaded it on my long arm.  The quilting is much denser than I usually do, but this just seemed like the right pattern for this quilt.  And it is certainly a good workout for the machine :) 


I'm finding one of the biggest problems is picking a thread for each quilt top.  I got a bonus pack of 50 cones of thread with the machine - so logically, I should use this thread for my quilts.  So far, I'm running about 0% on matching my plan.  But I have managed to find something "close enough" for each quilt I've attempted so far.  One day I'll have to bite the bullet and try a different brand of thread, so that I know if I have the freedom to expand.  Actually, I have 5 spools of thread for my  Building Blocks quilt, which I am determined to use.  So I guess I'll have to test the waters before I am ready to load that one.

Check out Judy's blog for more design walls today.

8 comments:

  1. Both quilts are very striking, but I like the arrow quilt most of all!

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  2. I love your design wall quilt especially. Is that a pattern or your own creation? It is very dramatic.!!

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  3. Great design on your wall and love the one you just quilted!

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  4. Oh, you are doing such a good job with your color challenges. I just looked at this month's colors and did nothing. I must go looking for fabric and hope an idea comes along with them.

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  5. The August colour palette quilt looks great. I also love the quilting you are doing!

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  6. Both are great compositions! Enjoy your quilting time.

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  7. Krista, your design wall looks awesome! The pattern makes the blocks look like they're on point! Love your color challenge quilt, I think it looks vety pretty with the quilting showing. The quilting pattern you picked looks great with the block. Thanks for sharing!

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