Monday, October 11, 2010

Design Wall Monday - October 11, 2010

DAY 3 - of my long weekend found me cutting the rest of the batik fabric into strips and making the first four blocks of this quilt (for me!!!). I can already see that I need to take the block in the upper right corner apart as the fabrics right next to each other are to similar in color. I will keep these blocks on my design wall until that is done. I figure if I made a couple of blocks at a time between other projects it won't be that long until I get enough to make the quilt. I think I am really going to like this quilt.



I also spent time on the longarm yesterday afternoon quilting up these four craft show table runners. I sure enjoy being able to quilt one after another without reloading backing fabric.



Last night I was tired but I am not one to sit for a whole evening doing nothing so I "decorated" two Christmas tree table runners with crystals. That takes awhile since each crystal is individually fused but I did it on my kitchen island so I could sit and relax and could listen to TV at the same time.

What is on your design wall?

Kathie

7 comments:

Vicki said...

I love those table runners and to put crystals on them too!! Great job.

Chris said...

That is pretty much what I am doing with my leader and ender quilt. I make the blocks in between the other quilts and viola! there is a new quilt.

AnnieO said...

You're clever indeed to shortcut the loading of your longarm. I don't have one but I understand it can be a bit time consuming! The runners should be very popular for the craft show. Love your purple and green blocks too.

Bonnie said...

Love those batiks. And what a great idea to quilt a bunch of table runners at once!

Kate said...

Great colors for the batiks. I hadn't used batiks until my guy asked for a quilt out of them, now I love them. The table runners look great too.

Gari said...

I longarmed a set of placemats the same way and really enjoyed doing it that way. Then all I had to do was cut them apart and bind. Easy.

kwiltnkats said...

Sounds like you have a leader and ender project going on with the QUILT FOR YOU! Don't you just love the effect of crystals. With the right gizmo to put them on it can be real easy with fantastic results.