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.


4 comments:

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

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

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  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!!!

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

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