Design Wall Monday, January 26, 2015

I spent Thursday through Saturday this past week in Ontario, California at the Road to California Quilt Show.  I brought home all kinds of patterns and some fabrics for them.  Kurry needed a few more yellows and blues.  The fabrics that are positioned a bit lower on the top row and the one under the dark purple should be able to accomplish the requirements.  Now to get to the sewing.  I'll be working on this one this week and until February's UFO project has been announced on the 1st.
This is a very cute "sewing book" that I picked up.  The design is by Lynette Anderson.  The embellishments are all sewing related.  Notice the reindeer on the green fabric?  Just way too cute not to bring home.  I will be using the light green on the top for the "sewing book" and the other two for a Christmas theme Buggy Barn Design that I have on my want to make sewing list.
This project is 46" x 56" and perfect for little 4-patches.  It is called "A Quilt for Mrs. Chalmers" by Em and Me Designs.  I will be using the cheddars for it.  The tractor holding the quilt is a shinny orange.  Doesn't show much of the quilt so I pulled the instructions so that you could see what my eyes happened upon in their booth.
I didn't purchase any fabrics for these patterns.  I had in mind using scraps.  The projects are small except Rainbow Radiance.  There will be more on these projects as I get to them during the year.
I purchased Rainbow Radiance and the On-Point Patchwork book from Donna Lynn Thomas at her workshop.  I nearly accomplished one block during the class.  I put the final parts together after the class in my hotel room.  Using the Omnigrip On-Point ruler is pretty neat.  I like many of the designs Donna Lynn has so I'm thinking I'll give this ruler a go on another of her projects.
The last class was a mystery by Tiffany Hayes.  It was called Downton Abbey; featuring the fabric line.  Tiffany uses the Goddess Tool for her projects.  She mentioned this was her first every mystery.  She did a great job in my opinion.  There were 36 in the workshop that was from 6pm to midnight.  The evening was started with a lottery on the kits, all of which were named after one of the characters in the popular television show now in its fifth season.  Mine is the Lord kit which are primarily manly prints.  I finished the first three episodes and have two more yet to go before the finale.  

Kookaburra was displayed nicely in among the other quilts of its category.  There was some stiff competition this year.  I do agree with the judging the winners created some beautiful quilts.  You will have to stop in from time to time and see how my new projects are coming along.  Have a wonderful week and if you have time see more projects through the links at Patchwork Times.


Janet O. said...

It looks like you had way too much fun! : )
Your batik selections make my mouth water. That is going to be such a beautiful quilt.
I actually have a couple of the patterns you picked up--Whit & Back in Time.
The mystery quilt class sounds intriguing.

Nancy J said...

Those batiks, I also have some the same, but nowhere as many, this will be a stunner, and as for Mrs Alice, she will love that quilt, wonder where they found the tractor? Lovely Rainbow pattern too, this will be some serious stitching. Waiting to see what is done first.