Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, November 29, 2010

Design Wall Monday November 29, 2010

It was a great weekend to wrap up the piecing on a couple of projects.  The tree quilt is my version of a Judy Laquidara pattern from her book Weekend Quilts.  I changed it up by making my backgrounds scrappy which changed the way it had to be pieced together.  Much more work to lay it out.  I also added two more rows of blocks and a different border.  I wanted to end up with a queen size quilt.  Needless to say, this did not get done in a weekend.  But now it is ready to be quilted.  My least favorite part.  I just can't decide how.  Any ideas?  I do all of my own quilting on my sewing machine so I don't do anything fancy.

Last week I also started Bonnie Hunters Roll Roll Cotton Bowl mystery quilt.  I chose to use purples instead of pinks to go with my greens and browns.  I'm not sure the purples and browns will work out quite as well but I have one unfinished pink and brown project so didn't want to start another one.  I haven't decided on the other fabric yet.  When she gives us the directions for it I will go to my stash and pick something out.  Maybe a burgandy paisley that I have.  You can find Bonnie's mystery quilt on her blog at Quiltville's Quips & Snips.

Wow, that was a great holiday weekend.  I am so sad that it is over.  It was so nice not to have to go to work I was able to get a lot of sewing done.  Which was exactly how I wanted to spend the Thankgiving holiday.  Dinner was great with all the family here.  But no one ate enough.  There were too many leftovers. 

Check out everyone else's holiday sewing at Patchwork Times.