Monday, October 3, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Oct 3, 2011

On my design floor today is the completed center to the wedding quilt (Natural Beauty, Quilts & More mag, Winter 2010).  I sewed the last couple of block rows and then stitched all remaining rows into sections, and at 11:30 PM last night, put the final section seam together. 
The center is approximately 84 x 98" and the pattern calls for a 3.5" border.  I'm going to take it over to Elaine's house and try it out on their bed before I make border width decisions.  There does seem to be a bedclothes hogging issue at their house...

The border will be a solid fabric, probably one of the darker tans or browns in the top.  Quilting ideas have been flitting through my head too, one of which is to draw different sized ginkgo leaves on freezer paper and iron them to the top to then free motion around.  Since the fabrics have some kind of organic theme, I want to keep that same feeling in the quilting, to balance against all the straight lines in the piecing.

A few more Flowers for Nana Girl, my leader-ender project, were completed and placed on the stack.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

Barb said...

Love what is on your design floor and your blocks are fabulous!!

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt. You are going to make someone very happy. I like your quilting idea, too.

Denise :) said...

Annie, first let me tell you how much I love your heading photo! It's great! The wedding quilt center is spectacular. You've done a wonderful job on this -- you must be pleased as punch! Hope you have a marvelous week! :)

Shay said...

Those Nana girl blocks are very cute.

You're going to have to get your skates on to finish that quilt before the wedding Annie with everything else on your list. It really is a lovely quilt and the ginko leaves sound like the perfect way to quilt it. It really is an organic and natural looking quilt.

Candace said...

Just gorgeous, Annie! It's also great that you'll make sure there won't be any hogging issues for the newlyweds ;>)
Cheers!

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed your sharing photos as always!!! Nana's quilt...looking wonderful!!

Kate said...

The wedding quilt looks great. You've made a lot of progress on it. The leader/ender blocks are pretty too.

carol fun said...

Great looking quilt! And I'm totally smittem with your leader-ender project -- I need to start doing this too -- thanks for the inspiration.

Vivian said...

I'm so impressed with the blocks you're getting done with the leaders-enders method. I usually just make HST, when I remember to use them. Nothing very impressive with that. Your blocks really are great!

Your floor is looking good. Great progress on the wedding quilt.

Nanette Merrill said...

Wow. Large and lovely.

Michele said...

Beautiful wedding quilt center :-)