Monday, 10 September 2012

Design Wall Monday - Sept 10

Busy, busy, busy.  I accomplished a couple of things yesterday.  And even some non-quilting activities :)  My design wall has the final stages of my twister on it.  I decided to add a gold bow, mostly to disguise one block that has a bit too much green in it, in the "red" section.  This bow will be attached (I can't even say appliqued) as a 3-D ornament after it is quilted.

I also have a pieced backing to go with it.  I guess "go with" is a bit of a stretch.  I wanted to do something interesting and use up some pretty ugly Christmas fabric I had in my stash.  Ugly fabric does not lead to a nice result, but if you ignore the fabric choices, I'm pretty pleased with the design of the present and bow.  Next time I'll plan ahead a bit more - the horizontal ribbon should have gone up higher on the parcel.  And I'll actually make a paper pieced pattern for the bow.  This one was done ad-hoc, with lots of cutting and wasted fabric.

I finished the top border today on my lone star quilt.  It is another adventure - using a ruler with my long arm for the first time.  The picture isn't great - lighting is really bad in the basement.  But if you look closely you can see the straight line quilting in the diamonds, and the flower & leaf pattern in the dark purple border.  Next up - the star and those great big empty squares.  Hopefully I can fill them with reasonable quilting.

Drop by Judy's blog to see what everyone else has on their design walls today.


  1. Love that twister. The border fabric is great.

  2. Great job on the ruler work, especially the diagonal lines...... always a challenge.

  3. The christmas twister is great! I have tried using a ruler with disatrous results on my long arm, do tell how yours turned out so well!!!

  4. The twister is adorable!! Ruler work how fun!!! The lines look great.