Design Wall Monday, August 17, 2015

 I have a UFO on my wall, but not one that I started.  I took this awesome project from my Mom last September to finish.  Mom was at Road to California Quilt Show January 2013.  It was a quickly scheduled trip which left few classes with openings for her to take.  Another Brick in the Wall a design by Emily Cier had some spots.  It probably wasn't a workshop that she would have signed up for, but I thought she could stretch her skills.  She got through one block and that was enough.  Mom's block is the one all sewn up on the bottom row first on the left.  There are five block designs the first row (look for the white tag marked B for row separation) are all the A blocks; the second row are all the B blocks.  I'm just getting going on the remaining two B blocks.  By the way none of the ones I've been working on are sewn into rows yet...the challenging part!  These rows are slender with the smallest one finishing just 1/2" wide and the largest just 4" wide.  All the pieces are cut which is taking a lot of the time to put it together out of the equation.  I really like the fabrics.  Mom will be very happy to see this one done.
 Photograph of Emily Cier's project.
 Trying to keep all the pieces organized is quite the challenge!
Sunday I attended another Buggy Barn workshop at Paradise Sewing with Julanne Burgstrom.  As always it was a fun day.  Nice to be in the air conditioning as it was 101' when I left at 4:30 pm.  We've been having a heat wave in San Diego these last few days.  Prince Charming is the name of the design.  The toad at the top with his crown is just one of three that will have crowns.  The other 13 will not have a crown.  They end up with the cutest expression; an embroidered smile and huge eyes of black surrounded by white.  Pearl thread will be the smile and felted wool stitched down with pearl thread in a blanket stitch will finish each toads face.  A four inch wide pieced border using leftover strips from all the fabrics will finish the quilt.
I did lots of shopping at several different quilt shops in my area and ended up with this array.  Quite a bit of colors and patterns going together.  Anxious to see how this one turns out.  More on progress when I can get back to it.  I am happy with how my first toad finished.

See more projects today through the links at Patchwork Times.


Nancy J said...

Your Mum's brick is the start, and it all looks good. Toads, that will be fun too.

Betty said...

You are doing great. It would never had gotten finished if I still had it.
The frog is so cute, those Buggy Barn patterns are so darn cute. Hope your weather cools off some.
Suppose to be another hot one here one the east coast as well.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Sweet!! That is a really cool quilt - and so glad Mom is a part of it - what a cool story!!

Libby in TN said...

All those new fabrics going into one quilt?