Monday, September 2, 2013

Design Wall Monday--Labor Day

I forgot about Design Wall Monday but I do have something to share.  There are less than five weeks until my nephew gets married so today's labor was working on the wedding quilt.  This is from Aunt Reen's Jelly Roll Quiltalong from a few months ago. 

Today's main task was assembling the narrow woven band for row three, stitching the band pieces to each block, and then getting all the blocks in the row stitched together horizontally.  Aunt Reen assembled all her other rows vertically and I decided to follow that method for the top two rows, so got started on that.  A lot of seams had to be re-pressed the opposite direction for "nesting", but it sure helped with keeping the bulk handled.  I may have to do some switcheroo before I stitch these rows into final form, as I'm seeing some too-similar blocks close together.   See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

You've had a productive Labor Day!
I drive myself crazy trying to separate like fabrics in scrap quilts. I hope you fare better than I. : )

Lorraine said...

well there I was just about to comment on your kite on the previous post and here you are with another post! I am so not a fan of foundation piecing...just can't seem to get my head around the backward sewing from the blind side idea.....but it does give a great result! perhaps I should add it to my "need to try again" list!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, Annie, I love this design and you've made it look terrific with your wonderful choice of fabrics!

Mary said...

I love your choice of fabrics. This one will finish up quickly once you decide on your final layout.

Karendianne said...

Man, this is so cool with the fabric choices!!! You have a great eye. :). So glad to know you had a nice day off. :)

Shay said...

This is turning out to be a beauty! 5 weeks to finish a quilt ? I'm completely confident you can do it.

Kate said...

Love all the batiks you used. It's looking good.