Sunday, January 17, 2010

Quiltathon and Design Wall Monday

I'm combining my Quiltathon and Design Wall Monday into one post as they sort of go together.  I've had a productive weekend. Click photo to see larger version that shows all projects. 

I pieced all 27 of the Crazy About Hearts and Stars blocks. 
I then realized I only need 10 more quilts for friends/family so I went shopping to get theme fabrics.  My nephew like basketball and my great nephew like writing lyrics and setting them to music.  So I cut and pieced 2 sliding bricks tops.  I have the backings pieced and the batting cut to size from yardage.
Then, I decided to work on some heart blocks that I won in a guild raffle.  Of course, none of the blocks were the same size, so I added a frame to them first.  Then I added some text I typed into my embroidery machine as the center white areas were plain, plain, plain and that just wasn't going to work.  I then squared them all to the same size. 

My goals for the week are:
(1) baste and quilt the music quilt
(2) sew the heart blocks into a top (minus the border for now as not sure what size I want the quilt to be)
and (3) sew the crazy stars/hearts into rows (still haven't decided on borders yet)

To see what others are working on go here for Quiltathon or here for Design Wall Monday.
Tea in MO


  1. You sure did get a lot done! I love the words you put in the heart centers. I hope you get your list done this week-happy sewing!

  2. What great HAPPY quilts. They would all be a joy to wrap up in. You had a really productive weekend.

  3. You got so much done over the weekend! Good going!

  4. Very exciting projects going on - lots to do!!

  5. Wow you sure did get a lot done. I want to join you guys hope I can keep up and not embarras myself. LOL. I love the hearts and stars block. Was it hard?
    Enjoy your week. Hope to be here next Monday.

  6. Love these quilts. The Stars and Hearts looks like a fun quilt as does the sliding bricks. You sure are one busy lady. Keep up the good work.

    Have a super great day!

  7. You really took the quiltathon to heart. Good work!!

  8. You did get a lot done - that's wonderful!

  9. I enjoyed looking at your machine embroidery projects. They are really impressive. I also enjoy machine embroidery, but have never attempted anything as large or complicated as your redwork snowman quilt or your winter wall hangings. I wish I lived close enough to take one of your classes.

  10. You sure had a great quiltathon weekend.
    Love your idea to stitch words inside the hearts. Hugs


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