design wall Monday 1/3/2011

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In an effort to not create any more UFOs, I decided to work on the last of veg/fruit fabric and finish up DH’s and my placemats and table runner. I didn’t have much of the fabrics left, and trimmed them up into mainly 2-1/2” strips. I had purchased Marti Michell’s strip templates, so decided to use them to make up LeMoyne stars for the runner. I cut 3, one is finished. I will put the placemats and runner on Black Bart(LA) together when I finish the runner.

Also in this picture is a pot holder made last night with DGD#2, aka “Little Girl” helping pick the colors. We made one for her Mommy for Christmas, and DD was very happy. I used Stashbusters ListMom’s directions, so these are nice and big. I cut enough Insulbright and batting to make a few more – kind of like having kits, and just having to pick the fabric out of the scraps bin. These are leftovers from the Crayon quilt top.

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For Judy L’s UFO challenge, #6 was these fall-colored Chinese Coins. It was probably good that I put this on my list, because they don’t excite me, and I could have left them forever. I opened the container, figured out the dimensions of the strips, then played in EQ7 until I made a layout I wanted. I like a similar quilt in a book, so I’m using the Greek scroll blocks from there between the coins. Since I’m working from stash only, I have to use some black solid with the yellow for the scrolls. I would usually use a tone on tone, but there aren’t 3 yards of anything black in the stash except the solid, so solid it is.

Check at Judy l’s for more Design wall Monday posts.

Happy Quilting, Becky

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