Monday, June 25, 2012

Design Wall Monday--June 25, 2012

On my design surface today is the backing for the UFO Challenge project of the month, X's and O's.  I've sewn the tablerunner together and made the binding already, so am hoping to get the project completed by deadline. 

These fat quarters will barely be wide enough for a backing but I'm trying to use stash only and that means "making do".

Quilting on the Jewel Box quilt is also going on.  Not sure I'm happy with this yet but am trying to keep it simple so I can finish it this week. 

A do-over of my patriotic displays from the last post.  The yellow flower pot was switched out for a clear vessel and some blue glass chips, clear marbles and glass chips, and some red rick rack, and a quick rummage through the stash for this pinwheel fabric to cover the green vase with the lighted branches.  Looking much better, right?

In the dining room, I hung my Patriotic Fields quilt (pattern from Humble Quilts, Lori's Strawberry Fields Doll Quiltalong) and got the table prettied up.  These starry vinyl placemats have been around a long time--I'm sure I had them when the kids were little!

See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.


Gail said...

I can so relate to your post. Just this morning I was thinking about what I can find in my stash to back a couple of quilts in my 'needs to be quilted' pile. I also have a Jewel Box all kitted and waiting to be made. Hope mine turns out as well as yours.
And then seeing your dining room, well I don't have such wonderful quilts in my dining room, I'll have to work on that.

Vicki said...

The quilts are fab as usual. I love your holiday decor. I need to spruce up my place and get my patriotic quilts out!

Valerie said...

Jewel box is looking beautiful...I love it. Your patriotic display in the dining room is just GORGEOUS! Loving that little quiltie hanging on the wall.

Janet O. said...

I think the quilting on your jewel box looks great. Are you following a stenciled line or just winging it?
Great changing up of your decor. Looks good!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the jewel box quilting...really! How fun!

Shay said...

Jewel box is looking so pretty!

Candace said...

Great feeling to be so far along in your projects, isn't it! I love your patriotic decoarations, Annie! I guess I'd better get our house ready, too!

Kate said...

Love your decorations for the 4th, very patriotic!