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Monday, September 10, 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.