Monday, October 17, 2016

Design Wall Monday

On my design surface today is a new project, since UFOs closed up in boxes can't speak!

This is the first block for a couch quilt for DD Erica.  She wanted something simple to go with a gorgeous Persian rug.  I used my GO! Cutter and 2.5" strip die a lot for this project.

For the cross blocks, I pulled from stash this gorgeous hand-dyed yard of fabric I have been hoarding.  This is a Ricky Tims fabric purchased at one of his seminars I went to with my sister in 2006--so it is well aged and I'm happy to have it stay in the family, lol. 
Erica liked this quilt by Corey Yoder from the April 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, but she wanted it to be less busy.  I modified the star block to a simple chain for the alternate block.

The green is a Dimples fabric DD Erica chose.  Backing and binding fabric is a gorgeous plum with a printed spray of ginkgo leaves in gold--I don't have a pic of that yet.   I've had many hours of happy cutting and piecing so far, although I did spend several hours mistakenly making star point sections for the green chain block :(  However, all was not lost; I whacked off 2.5 x 4.5" strips of the background Kona cotton from them to use for the corner chain sections.  Nine more blocks to go of each color before setting together for the smaller size quilt I'm making from the pattern.  I have something special planned for one block.     

See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

And now for some baby spam....
Grandson Hunter is closing in on 8 months and is army crawling everywhere, likes to jump when you hold him and is a smiley happy boy (--except when he's not, his Mama says!).  This was his first bath in the big tub. 

Grandson and big brother Cove looks giant in this pic, but is 2 years almost 8 months, potty-trained already, and still as busy and chatty as ever.  We're always happy to spend time with these little loves and are ever grateful they live close by. 


Judy D in WA said...

Such adorable grandsons! Oh, the quilt is fabulous too but those boys!!! OMGosh they are cute!

Janet O. said...

Such handsome little guys!!
Nice revamping of the quilt design. Had to laugh about the time spent making an unnecessary part. I can laugh because I wasn't the one doing it, but I know that must have been frustrating when you discovered your error. Good for you, finding a way to use part of what you had sewn. : )

Kate said...

They grandboys get cuter each time I see them. DD picked very well, beautiful colors in her couch quilt. Have fun with the stitching.