Monday, November 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday (If There's Time to Sew...)

It was so helpful last week to have my to-dos in writing for Design Wall Monday, I actually finished everything on my list -- and then some!

My "Where are Your Shoes and Socks?" quilt from last week is almost finished. I have a little bit of binding and the hanging sleeve to stitch down, and it's done. Here's a sneak peek of the blocks with sashings, before I added the borders...

I will finish it today, and I'll post the finished quilt tomorrow, if you'd like to see the end result. :o)

Over the weekend, I tackled my baby quilt project, and made good progress. I decided on a snowball/nine-patch layout of 6" blocks, and cut the pieces for two matching quilts.

Started sewing the blocks on Saturday:

And had the first top finished by Saturday evening:

It's a bright one! I was a little concerned that it might be a bit too busy, but it's growing on me. I just normally tend to go with softer colors for baby quilts, so it's probably good for me to step out of my comfort zone a bit.

My main to-dos for this week are the non-quilty variety. Clean out the fridge, shop for turkeys (probably waited too long on this one and now I'll have thawing issues), give my kitchen a good cleaning. Fun, fun. We'll have about 30 people here for Thanksgiving, but they all bring a part of the meal (one more thing to be thankful for!) so I only really have to worry about turkey. I'll cook and slice one up on Wednesday for backup and then cook the bigger one on Thursday.

So my quilting to-do list for this week includes:

* Finish binding/hanging sleeve on the shoe quilt
* Piece the second baby quilt top

Doesn't sound like much for a normal week, but I think I'll be doing well if I get this far!


Update (11/22) The Shoes are Done!


Teri said...

How pretty. It seems I printed the shoe pattern many years ago from Pat Sloan. I really should do that one it is so cute.

ANudge said...

I was wondering about the shoe quilt, and you posted about it. Getting more cute by the minute. Love the baby quilt too!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You have been busy and just love your quilts!

Jackie said...

Your baby quilt is going to be so sophisticated with the black - just love it with the pink and aqua/teal. And of course, the shoe quilt is fabulous!

Cathy said...

I love your shoes and socks quilt!! My grandfather always used to ask that question, and called us hillbillies for going barefoot.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just think your shoe quilt is a hoot!!

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Susan said...

Your shoe quilt is so much fun, I love it.