Monday, December 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday--12/22/2014

On my design wall is the beginning of a project I showed a couple weeks ago.  My daughter Elaine's friend was having her second baby, who was expected January 1st.  Well, he showed up early so the crib quilt DD asked me to make is going to be late.  This morning I cut the 1/4 yard cuts we previously picked out into the strips called for by the pattern. 

Ignore the bright green underneath the strips, it doesn't belong!  The fact that I woke up at 3 a.m., got up at 4, and cut these at around 5 hasn't much to do with it, I suppose :)

Here's a potential strip set.  DD Elaine will hopefully have a chance to collaborate on the strip sets, which will be sewn together WOF and then cut into 45 degree diamond sections.  The pattern is Scout by Cluck Cluck Sew.  The sections are mirrored cuts separated by solid color strips.  Here's a pic of the pattern and the fabrics we picked out at Superbuzzy.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

Christmas countdown is ticking away and I'm still not ready for it.  This year we're accommodating the growing family by switching our holiday get-together to Christmas Eve dinner rather than our usual Christmas morning breakfast.  So glad we'll get the time together, the "when" isn't important.  Grandson Cove liked the stocking ornament I made for him--he immediately tried to eat the silky cord hanger :)  I fed him his breakfast and watched him play with his toys.  What a joy he is!  Looking forward to seeing him unwrap gifts in a few days.


Janet O. said...

Babies have no sense of timing, do they? : )
Looks like a fun pattern.
Seems the last few blogs and emails I have read this morning have been about the lack of sleep everyone is having. Must be a seasonal disorder!
Merry Christmas!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

The fabrics you chose are going to look great with the pattern!

Merry Christmas!

Mary said...

Nothing like more pressure during the holidays! Good luck finishing the crib quilt. It looks like you are on your way. ...and Merry Christmas.

Lorraine said...

Just catching up on some blog reading this Christmas have been busy..and up early! I am on holidays for a couple of weeks but my body clock is still in work mode so I am waking up at my usual time - but it's a good chance to catch up on reading and even a bit of stitching. Wishing you and the family a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative new year xx

Kate said...

It's going to be a vibrant quilt.

Enjoy your family time tonight. Have a very Merry Christmas.

Belinda said...

Looks like a great new project in the making Annie!

We will expect some Cove spam!!!

Merry Christmas friend!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Hope you had a marvelous Christmas with your family. When there are adult children involved, then when becomes very unimportant. ;-)