Design Wall Monday

First, the giveaway is still going on on Hexie Weekend (ends Monday, midnight; previous post). Link up for a chance to win - can be any eye candy - even a vintage post.

As for my stash report, I used a yard to back the charity quilt I'm quilting. That's it for the last week. Numbers on my right sidebar.

On my design wall are the first six blocks of the commission quilt I'm working on.
 Only 38 more blocks to go, LOL.  And by the way:  Chantal wins the bag of goodies for guessing that the fabric I would use with these musical symbols had instruments. Congrats, Chantal!  for guessing correctly on Applique Tuesday.

Well off to quilt that charity blanket.  Want to get it done for Tuesday's guild meeting.  What are you up to?  Leave me a comment and I'll come by and comment.

I'm linking to Judy's Patchwork Times and Lyn's BOMs Away who may be hard at work on her thesis - stop by and leave her an encouraging note.


Hexie Weekend plus FMQ

Home from Duarte and babysitting for 36 hours while DS and DDIL went to a concert.  Since they were coming home late, I stayed the night.

Here are the hexies I made while waiting at the Doctor's office last Friday. It was a 2 hour wait this time.

One can get a lot done while waiting around.

I finished and bound my  Modern charity quilt.  I quilted it a lot more than any other.  I found that you do need a bit more around the edges of batting and backing when one quilts so heavily.  I had to add a piece to one corner that shrunk more than I thought.

I got carried away doodling on it.
Here it is bound and finished sitting on the one that will be next quilted.

What are you working on?  Would love to see your eye candy! Linky below.   I'm going to send 100 1" hexagon paper pieces to one of you who links. Remember it doesn't have to be new or hexies - could be anything -blog post or photostream.

I'm linking to Amanda's Finish it up Fridays and Sarah's Can I have a Whoop, Whoop!
Stay cool.


Applique Tuesday

It's 10:30 PM, so this still qualifies for Applique Tuesday.  If you've read my previous posts you know of some of the things that have kept me busy - quilty, health, kids or otherwise.  Somehow I did get to some applique.  Alas it wasn't to any of my three projects I want to work on.

Here's the Block Lotto block for September.  Although we can enter nine, I made one as there was that cursed paper piecing to contend with - and this time I was having a dickens of a time until I realized that while the pieces were the same size (the reds) I had to use the reverse of the template to make the second one on each fourth of the pattern.  The circle is machine appliqued.

I took on another commissioned quilt.  Here are four of the accent pieces for the quilt.  They are raw edge applique.  Need 14 of these for the quilt.  Can you guess what the fabric is I will be using? An envelope of goodies to who guesses right. What in the envelope?  That's a surprise.

That's my applique for the week except for the few stitches I did on my Anna's Garden block.  What are you working on?  Would love to see  your eye candy.  Leave me a comment and I'll drop by.

2015 Block Lotto

Sophie of Block Lotto has asked us to brain storm for her of what to do for Block Lotto in the coming year.  This is not what we are going to do but what we might like to do.  We all have ideas and this is my way of letting her know of the things on my wish list.

Should the blocks be all the same size?

I don't think so - I'd like to try a quilt with odd sizes and how it comes together as in
Sue Garman's Yuletide Joy as seen here
but with a more intersting border.  Does it have to be Christmas theme?  No. How about traditional blocks, or raw edge applique or a mix of the two.  Or how about a house quilt with trees and flowers, fences, kites, etc?

Let's make it scrappy so as we send blocks to winners, they will blend with everyone's.  

Whatever Sophie decides I know I will like it.  She does a great job of challenging us when making blocks. It's great fun.