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Monday, August 01, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 8/1/11

I had a busy but productive weekend and it's about time because the fair is 11 days away!

We are decorating the front room of the historical building in a Civil War theme this year. There were at least 2 ladies groups that made supplies for the soldiers - socks, quilts, bandages, etc. I am trying to get as many of my CW blocks sashed so that we can use that as part of the display. If I get that missing middle block done, I can finish these 3 rows - they are just missing 1 block on the right of each row and no one will know unless you are 1 of my 8 followers or 18 google readers :) You might also notice I have 2 more Floribunda/Jacob's ladder blocks done as I am using them as leader/enders.

I also pieced the back for my fireman quilt and mostly have the whole thing spray basted. The back is 3 rows of red, white and blue. Now I can start on the quilting which won't be too hard. I'll use RWB thread to stitch 1/4 inch from all the diagonal seams in the arrowhead blocks and then outline all the men with free motion quilting in brown. I will probably leave that 1" black border plain after a simple black SITD around both sides.  Wish me luck!


Janet O. said...

Your desing wall has some real goodies--and that is brave to start sashing a top before you know what you the rest of it will look like. But I understand your motivation.
Fireman quilt has really come together!
Hey, there are 9 followers now!

Chris said...

I like to add the sashing too so I can get an idea where the quilt is going. Love your fireman quilt.

Denise :) said...

Gracious, you've been incredibly productive! Where have I been the last several days?!? I love your Fireman Quilt! And your hexies, too! :)