Monday, February 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Feb 14, 2011

On my design wall/floor is the Kitchen Sink quilt (from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Surprises book). 

There was a slight problem with concentration as the news of our daughter's engagement was being anticipated as I pieced the rows on Saturday. 
Um, no, that corner paddlewheel isn't quite right!  Once we got the "Mom, I'm getting married!" call from our happiest girl in the world, I was able to get the center of the quilt completed.

Then I auditioned stash choices for the first border, a 1" finished strip.

Hard to tell from this photo, but neither of the blues worked.  I rejected the red as it was a directional print and I only had 1/2 yard of it.  So the green won out. It is very close in value to the blue dot but that's okay, I wanted it to be a quiet border.  Since taking this photo I've stitched on the two borders.  The outer border is the same blue dot as the setting triangles (which is Wiscasset, by the way).  I enlarged it by 3 inches as this quilt is going to a relative just starting radiation therapy for cancer and I wanted the quilt to cover him well.  Pics to follow.  See more design walls on Judy's blog

Happy Valentine's Day!  Virtual chocolate and flowers to you all.  I'm making an apple cobbler for a special dessert tonight.

14 comments:

Barb said...

Congrats to your daughter!! How exciting.

Love the quilt!

loulee said...

Congratulations to the happy couple.
Love the quilt too.

Quilt Hollow said...

How exciting for your daughter and YOU!! Best start on that wedding quilt now. :-)
Your kitchen sink is wonderful!!

Darlene said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Annie.

Love your Kitchen Sink quilt - someday I'll work on mine. LOL

Tamera said...

Hard to concentrate when such exciting things are going on!

Shay said...

No wonder you had trouble concentrating - that's big news.

If that quilt had been a keeper I would have left the mistake because it would be a great story to go with the quilt...

Love how it's all turning out .

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
This is a perfect quilt for a guy....great scrap quilt!

Kate said...

Concentration would be a problem with that type of news one the way! Love the quilt, it turned out great.

Darlene B said...

What an exciting time for all of you! Congratulations!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Hope you had a nice valentine's day. I love scrappy.

Sarah said...

Love the scrappy quilt and congrats on the new son-in-law. The bling is gorgeous!

Alycia said...

Very cool quilt! Congratulations on the upcaoming wedding!

Barb in Mi said...

Love your quilt and congrats on your daughter's upcoming wedding!

Tanya said...

Congratulations to your daughter! How quickly they grow up! So... Are you in the thinking mode for making her a wedding quilt! That's the first thing I think of when I hear that someone is getting married!