Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday - December 6, 2010

Well I do have something pinned up on my design wall this monday even if it something that has been on there a couple of times at various stages. I finally finished all the blocks for the batik quilt and got them all trimmed and squared up this weekend.


I need to piece the middle of this together (or a few rows anyway) and then take it to a quilt shop to try and find border fabric. I have never sewn with Batiks before so don't have a stash of them to try and find something.

I am a lot later posting my design wall today than normal. I had to go out fairly early this morning so decided since it was very cold and windy to go ahead and get all my errands run so that when I got home I could stay home for the rest of the day.

I finished up the last of my Christmas shopping, bank errands and a couple of other places. I even took a quick run by JoAnn fabrics and yes, I did purchase fabric. I saw a really cute snowman wall hanging in a current quilt magazine and I want to make that for next year. Since I usually start sewing Christmas things in May, well before Christmas fabric is out I wanted to pick up some snowflake fabric for the wall hanging while it was still in the stores.

Now to warm up, kick my feet up for a few and then go to the quilt room to finish loading the next customer quilt.

kathie

9 comments:

kwiltnkats said...

I was shocked to be one of the early birds to post with Judy! I've been getting up earlier to get to work so that I can leave earlier to exercise before it gets dark. Guess there's advantages to getting up early...UGH. Surprised you say this is the first batik project you've tackled. Once you start with them it's hard to like anything else...well sort of. How did you do at the craft show this past weekend?

AnnieO said...

I'll be curious to see what you decide to use for borders--there are so many luscious batiks out there :)

There is no way I will ever become an early bird, I'm afraid!

Charlene S said...

Very pretty batik quilt.

betty said...

Good job on your batik quilt, batiks are so rich and beautiful. Hope you made out real well at your craft show. No more rushing....

Cathy said...

Very pretty quilt. I love batiks, but, for some reason, seem to only use them in applique. Seeing these type of quilts makes me want to stretch a bit, and use them elsewhere.

Jeanne said...

Love those colors! Stay warm.

Lori said...

enjoy the season. spend time with family. BUY FABRIC. oh, wait--buy fabric for GIFTS!

debbie said...

Your batik quilt is looking great. Really like your color choices. Can't wait to see it all done.

Gari said...

I really like sewing with batiks and they make such blendable quilts. We will be in MD in two weeks: Christmas with DS#3 & wife. They have promiced NO SNOW!