Monday, July 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday - July 7, 2014

I actually really do have something on my design wall this week and at least I think they are interesting.

The Christmas Tree is a new panel just out (I just received my bolt about 5 days ago) by Northcott called Old Time Christmas.  I cut the additional designs that were on the top and bottom off and bordered it with black with pin dots of gold in it.   Didn't want a huge wall hanging with this one so that was the only thing added to it.  I plan to quilt with a red/green/gold King Tut thread and then decorate the tree with lots of crystals.  I think it will make a quick and easy but very pretty wall hanging.

I watched the Fons and Porter show that comes on here at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings (yes I am usually up at that time).  Eleanor Burns was on there making a hexagon runner.  I already had some red and green hexagons cut out so was playing with the placement.   After the picture was taken I swapped gold hexagons for the centers.  Will try to post a picture of the finished runner soon.

Considering my daughter was home for 4 days I got a lot more done than I had thought I would.  I guess that is mainly because when a 20 year old is "home" they are not really at home much more than to sleep.  At least I did sneak in some good visit time which will hold me to the next visit.  She also was home when I got my new iphone and since I had a slide phone that was about 7 years old she was able to teach me many of the features of my new phone that I probably wouldn't have figured out on my own.

This week I want to:

1.  Quilt the tree wallhanging
2.  Quilt at least 2 runners
3.  Make a backing and quilt a kids quilt
and 4.  Inventory all my craft show items.  I really need to do this, just keep pushing it off.


Deanna W said...

I know the feeling when a daughter is home for a visit...I hardly see mine. Between friends and sleeping!!I think the wallhanging is nice...great to get it done now instead of rushing before Christmas. Can't wait to see it finished with crystals on it!

Mary said...

Enjoy your time with DD home when you can. I like to watch the quilting shows on Saturdays too. I missed them this past week. Cute Hexie Runner.