Monday, August 3, 2009

What's On My Design Wall? - 8/3

What's on my Design Wall? A wider longer wall for one thing. This is a 60 x 102 tablecloth. I folded over about 19 inches at the top. This reinforces the buttonholes and shortens the tablecloth. I didn't center it on the fireplace this time since I needed to avoid the grout. The buttonholes are spaced about 9 1/2" apart and there are 7 of them.

The quilt is my Birthday Quilt. The blue and white Pennsylvania blocks are from a swap I did on the QIAD Forum. Last Thursday I decided I needed to work on something mindless and bigger than the 6" blocks with lots of pieces. This was the project since it involved working on a UFO, cutting fabric, and seeing quick progress.

The stars are not in their final location. I've got to see how the other blue and yellow stars turn out. I also have to decide if I want to float the center or make 1/2 Pennsylvania blocks to take it to the border. Right now I'm thinking a narrow yellow border and then a wider blue border, but I'm not there yet, so who knows.

To see what's on other quilters' design walls, visit Judy's page over at Patchwork Times.


  1. My first block swap quilt was also yellow and blue with 12" blocks (11 1/2" - 13"). It really was a challenge to set but when I finally figured it out is was beautiful. Last April I gave it to a 19 year old widow with three small children: I was so glad to have something really nice to comfort her.

  2. Eight pointed stars - they look great!

  3. I love your quilt, stars are one of my favorite patterns.

  4. This is pretty -- I haven't restarted Adam's quilt yet -- I keep telling myself there's just 3 more rows and a border but the center section has been just hanging over the design wall for at least 2 weeks now.