Design Wall Monday, August 29, 2011

My best friend celebrates her birthday today; my Mom!  She's without electricity this morning as she's been since Irene paid a visit to Abell, Maryland real early on Saturday night.  My parents had quite the night.  Woke to tree limbs all over the yard and a tree in their pool.  The worst of it was the howling wind from what Mom says.  Now when will the electricity be restored?  Hope it's soon for those in Southern Maryland.

On my design wall today is still Jamestown Landing which I've decided to name Kolonial.  I won't bother with a photo because there hasn't been a change since the post last week.

I did get Crazy Jacks backing sewn together.  Lot's of purples!  Ready for Kerry with backing, batting, and binding.  We may have a bit of final top assembly to do on Saturday, but I'm thinking quilting is in store for this project on the weekend.

I also finished putting the binding together for Komet.  I was somewhat perplexed on what fabrics to use.  The pink really changed the over all look.  Not in a bad way but made it difficult to decide how to go for the binding.  I ended up with a pieced binding of the batiks used already.  I'm pleased with the results.  I'll be showing you what I've done soon.

Last but certainly not any less important...probably more so!  My August UFO is started.  I've only sewn three of the 26 sections...but it is a start.  I'm not foreseeing any problems in a completion on Wednesday.

If you get the chance check out other Design Walls from other quilters today at Patchwork Times.  There are some very creative quilters among us.


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Hope your mom gets her electricity back on soon! Lot's of neat projects you are working on. Can you really finish your UFO by Wednesday???

JudyCinNC said...

Hope all is well in Maryland today. We got our power back on Saturday and currently 'cleaning up' everything. No trees down this time. Judy C in NC

Kathie said...

We got our power back last night, hope your mom does soon also. Our neighborhood is ok but a lot of the area is a total mess. I did finish binding a quilt yesterday since I couldn't do anything else!!!

Kate said...

Glad that your parents more or less survived Irene. Hope they get power back on soon.

Jennifer Thomas said...

Wow! It sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy. I hope you will post some pictures next week. Your work is so elegant. Happy Birthday to your Mom. I hope has power back by now & the yard cleanup is not too bad. We had quite a bit of hurricane-y weather from Irene here, too. Our yard was covered with small limbs and leaves from the Oak trees. It was practice for the fall cleanup.

Have a super day!

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler