Design Wall Monday, February 18, 2013

Let's start with my February UFO #4 with  My project is patriotic as you can see.  The pattern is called United We Stand by MH Designs (MH610).  It is a small quilt that finishes at just 13 1/2" square.  I've got two stars and the flag done today.  I'm on track for a finish at the end of the month.

Next up and on the design wall is Beauty 'n Check by Cozy Quilt Designs.  I took a workshop last Tuesday with Janice Ellertson at Bits and Pieces in Poway with what you see sewn what I finished that day.  I've not had any time to work on it further.

Background is on the left.  The green will be the melon of a few of these blocks.  It really stands up against the background.  The background is out of my colors of choice.  Thought I'd try to mix it up a bit with this Earthy print.

This block isn't started yet, but these are the fabrics I'm planning to use.  The neutral and dark will be consistent in each of the blocks.  I'll be adding in fabrics that pull out the colors of the background in a very vibrant way.

When I was at Road to California Quilt Show at the end of January, I purchased a loom for making Rag Rugs.  Country Threads sells two sizes of looms.  The rug loom is about 2' x 4'.  Utmost in my thinking is that this would be a perfect way to use up my stash.  I use these rugs in my home.  Finding the right colors can be difficult...why shouldn't I use what fabrics I have at home to make the perfect rugs?  I started with a brown and green rug.  I used 1 1/4" warping strips and 2 1/2" weaving strips.  There is now sewing; a very clever knot puts your strips together.  If you want to use up some fabric how's 17 yards sound for one of these rugs?  Oh an for those interested in placemats 4 yards can come from your stash!

My DH wondered if he could step on it now....Koko didn't ask!

Tonight I attend Canyon Quilt Guild's Monthly Meeting where we'll hear from Ann Turley.  It is a Friends Come For Free lecture so come and tell them kwiltnkats is your friend.  

For more inspiration check out the links through Patchwork Times.


Janet O. said...

The bits and pieces on your design wall look fascinating. Can't wait to see that come together--and I know I won't be waiting long!!
Your rug looks wonderful! Great job, Sandi!

Betty said...

Your rug looks just super. I love it. Now what will the next color be, you promised so many out, better get going. lol

Betty said...

Anything red, white and blue catches my eye. that little flag is going to be cute. You got another big project going on with Beauty'n Check, won't take you long to finish these both up.