Monday, November 29, 2010

Design Wall Monday--Nov 29, 2010

On my Design Desk today is a new project, from the Scrap Basket Surprises book. 

This is called Kitchen Sink.  I like this design particularly because all the strip units are cut the same size and I don't have to remember any other measurements!  These are all scraps from my precut bins and my scrap sorting and cutting session over the weekend.

I found this under my desk yesterday as I walked from the living room.

Mini, in a place I've never seen her before.  On the desk is DD Erica's big quilt.  I finally started the quilting yesterday by stippling the white areas between the bear paw blocks and so far have had a frustrating time.  A grease clot came up from the bobbin case and stained the white thread and white fabric (horrors!).  That had to be ripped out.  Then the top thread broke.  Then I ran out of bobbin thread.  Ripping out was required again.  But at least quilting has been started!  Go to Judy's blog for more Design Walls.

10 comments:

Chris said...

Love the scrap quilt. Glad you have gotten the quilting started on the DD quilt. If you are like me, getting started is the BIGGEST challenge. Once I do, it goes pretty well.

gardenpat said...

I love Scrap Basket Surprises book too!! Kitchen Sink is the next one I want to make! Seeing yours makes me want to put everything else down and start on it right now!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh, you have my sympathies.....the grease clot being the absolute worst!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I made Kitchen Sink earlier in the year and gifted it to my mom...she loved it and so did I! Have fun with that one.

Jo said...

Oh...I've been wanting to make Kitchen Sink...I am eager to see yours finished. Maybe that will motivate me to do one!

Belinda said...

Oh yes....scrappy goodness here. LOL...sorry you had such prob-blem-o's with your quilting...one thing just leads to another doesn't it!! Hope you got all worked out!!
Sounds like Thanksgiving was a success too!!!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love quilts that dont require much thinking! You can just get into the zone and sew, sew, sew. Love the scrapiness of those blocks.

Sorry to hear about your quilting mishaps..some days are like that. Sucks.

Kate said...

The scrap quilt looks like fun. I don't think I've seen that book when I've been out and about.

Sorry about the quilting mishaps. Hopefully you have the worst behind you and it will be smooth sailing from here.

Cynthia L. said...

Argh...I hate ripping!!! The scrap quilt is really pretty! So sorry about the grease clot - sounds like it was gross and scary!

Barb in Mi said...

The kitchen sink pattern looks like a great scrap quilt - first time I have seen this block type. And just one size - perfect!