It's Design Wall Monday again, see more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. I have several things to show for the long holiday weekend's work.
First, Thanksgiving prep meant moving a lot of my sewing room stuff into the garage so we could make room for moving furniture to extend the dining tables. My husband took the opportunity--and unusually cold and rainy weather in SoCalif--to use our fireplace.
Usually my cutting table is directly in front of the hearth and hides the pretty ginkgo leaf firescreen I got as a gift one Christmas. We have had piles of logs from an ornamental pear tree that the drought killed years ago--Grant fed the fire all day with them and it made him very happy :) We were only 11 for dinner and there was plenty of everything, with lots of leftovers! It was a lovely time together and we got a visit from the grands and their folks later.
Friday morning I partially reassembled my sewing room to work on two projects, the Oh My Stars swap blocks from the fabrics I showed last post, and the ongoing background fabrics for Jen Kingwell's Dreamweaver quilt for our son and new daughter-in-law. I got seven more rows sewn together.
That's another 140 squares completed....and another 140 to go. I pulled out the project bin and applique template instructions and will need to confer further with the 6-month-weds about fabric choices in the near future. Then I got to work on the swap blocks.
I used my GO cutter for the 2.5" red print squares and cut the remaining pieces. The flying geese were made the four-at-a-time way and then trimmed to final dimension. In this photo the muslin background looks pink, for some reason...
...this photo has truer colors. I'll need to keep being careful with the seam allowances to keep the 1/4" from the points, but I am really pleased with the fabric choices.
I'll have another quilt to share next time--my sister quilted my Lucky word quilt top for me today! We got it on the frame together and she finished it tonight. Here's a sneak peak...
So excited--here's how it last looked...two years ago after Sewtopia New Orleans in November 2017.