Monday, July 10, 2017

Design Wall Monday--July 9th

Happy Monday!  On my design surface today are the final blue blocks for Cross Reference (APQ mag April 2017), which I am making for my son.  I had hoped to have to top together by the weekend but that obviously didn't happen, between the hot sticky weather and a Saturday quilt class.  

Two fabrics are repeats and three are new; the cross block centers are fun and easy to sew and I enjoyed that part.  The tiny setting triangles, not so much!  I got the quilt's final cream setting side triangles and corner triangles cut as well.  Borders will have to be cut once the center is sewn as I'm making fewer blocks than the directions call for and will need to measure first.  I'm hoping to have all the blocks made by the end of this week, but have three nights out planned, so we shall see.

I have a finish to show, however small, lol!

This mini flag quilt's center was made two years ago, and it has waited a year for thread burying after quilting for binding to be made and sewn on.  I put the final hand stitches in the binding in Sunday. The HSTs finish at about an inch and were leftovers from the Kitchen Sink quilt.  The other fabrics are from scraps and stash. Love those deep indigo blue prints.  I simply machine quilted in the ditch and made Xs in the corner squares.

The Star Spangled Banner music print was in a gifted bag of fabrics from a guild member.  I'm considering entering this one in the County Fair.  It will need a label, something I seldom manage to add to quilts I keep!

7 comments:

Kate said...

Your Cross Reference blocks are looking good. I really like those blues. Congrats on the mini finish, it's very cute.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Your Cross Reference blocks are very pretty. It will make a lovely quilt for your son. The mini flag looks wonderful, you found the perfect backing for it :)

-Soma

Janet O. said...

WooHoo! Final blocks and a finish--two things to celebrate!! : )
That little flag quilt is so cute. Don't think I have seen one like that before. And that backing fabric is the bomb!!! Was there a selvage that tells you who made it?

loulee said...

Love your blue blocks. Very nice.

Sherrill said...

You are making good progress and will be finished before you know it! Love the little quilt--adorable. The backing is PERFECT!

Mary said...

I love your mini quilt and think it will make a great county fair entry.

Judy Hansen said...

I am happy you are entering it in the fair. Every year at our local fair, there are fewer and fewer entries. I love looking at the fair entries. Your flag quilt will win a prize!