Monday, May 14, 2012

Design Wall Monday--May 14, 2012

Wow, middle of May already!  Better get cracking on my UFO of the month that I showed last week.  No progress was made on that project, since I left town on Wednesday, got back late Friday night, played catchup with paying work and we shopped and cleaned all day Saturday, and had 13 guests for Mother's Day brunch yesterday.  But I did have some time with needle and thread on my out of town trip:

This wool penny mat from Primitive Gatherings was purchased and started on last year's trip to the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati.  See the X in the center of the smaller squares?  While sewing on the plane, the ride was so rough my pieces were bouncing around so I tacked them down in place until I could get the buttonhole stitching done.  I actually like that big X as a design feature too, and may leave it in.  This is a pretty small mat, only about 12 inches across.  Aren't all the plaid wools great?  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

marcella said...

Really cute wools! I'm impressed that you could sew at all on a bouncy plane :-)

Jennifer Woo said...

I like the X's also, they look nice. Good job sewing on the plane!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very pretty...love those primitive gathering patterns!

Shay said...

I bet working with wool feels divine too. It's very pretty.

I cant believe it's the middle of May already either. Im not sure where 2012 is going. Did we skip April?

Kate said...

Very pretty. I like the X's too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet number!

Vicki said...

I really love this, never have seen a penny rug with squares. Very cute, and I like the x's too.

Cynthia L. said...

Very smart to tack the squares down with an X. I love the colors and the fabrics. I have a small wool candle mat that I bought a year ago and just haven't gotten to it yet. This inspires me!

carol fun said...

Love the wool penny rug and the X's -- I think they add a nice element to the piece!

Vivian said...

No one can accuse you of staying in a rut and always doing the same ole thing. I never know what your next project will be. This one is charming, and those big X's really do look like a planned design.
Nice stitching on a pretty, folksy project.
I wish I hadn't given away all of my wool scraps.

Barb said...

This is adorable....