Design Wall Monday, August 22, 2011

Good morning quilters!  Wish I had another day to spend in my sewing studio, but alas Monday is upon us.  That means the start of the work week for me. 
Crazy Jacks by Buggy Barn is one of three projects on my design wall.  This is a project that I am making with Kerry for our contribution to the new membership year's fundraising efforts at Sunshine Quilt Guild.  I had the "Jacks" (pumpkins) done on Saturday.  All that is left is to square them up.  Kerry is assembling the candy corn border.  There is another dark purple border after the candy corn which I have got a bunch of purples to start cutting into the proper size rectangles.  We might be in a position to assemble on Saturday.  Its a bimonthly opportunity quilts with September 12th the first chance to purchase that winning ticket!

Next up is Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing.  It's a start in the first photo.  I'll be working to mix the HSTs up with more neutral variety.  You can see from the second photo that there are lots of pieces to work on yet.  I will be taking the neutral squares with me to draw lines through the centers during my lunch break getting ready for sewing the 420 sets into 840 HSTs.  The first row is the light row and the second row is the dark row.  There's to be three of each with lots of sashing rows between of the strip blocks.  I have been using my new Bloc Loc 2.5" square up ruler...loving it!
This is what I need to be working on...the August UFO which is the design by Linda Causee the Iris block of Kourageous.  Time doesn't stand still.  The end of the month isn't that far off...
So what have you been working on to show us today?  Visit other quilters in their sewing studio at Patchwork Times.

12 comments:

JCnNC said...

Beautiful design wall - halloween is coming - UFO blocks are looking good also. Judy C in NC

QuiltSwissy said...

I am doing the Jacks with my Play Group! We got together to make the jacks and now need to work on the candy corn. Try as I might, I cannot get two of them to do the "correct" buggy barn method. They are too stuck in traditional ways of doing! LOL. Too funny.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Ah, the Jack's make me ready for cooler weather, soup and falling leaves :) They are really cute.

Karen S said...

Love the Jacks, but those pieced flowers are wonderful!

Janet O. said...

The Jacks are real smile-makers, and Jamestown landing is a wonderful quilt, but you know my favorite is Kourageous. And I love iris, so I can't wait to see this finished block.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I am SO ready for fall and your pumpkins reminded me that it's not that far off! I sort of like them all wonky and not squared up! And you're brave to tackle one of Bonnie's quilts although every, single one I've seen has been well worth the effort--840 HSTs!!!

Chris said...

Your pumpkins are just FUN.

Vicki said...

I love the pumpkins and can't wait to see the CANDYCORN border, whoo hoo. Great job!

LuAnn said...

This is the first I've seen this Bonnie Hunter pattern. Love the use of string blocks.

Debbie said...

So many fun projects to see! I noticed that big pile of fabrics cutout and ready to go for your Jamestown Landing. And your paper pieced flowers are really growing!

Kate said...

The Jacks are very cute! Your other two projects are very pretty.

Kate said...

Ooh, Jamestown Landing looks so different in pinks! Very nice. :)