Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I haven't had time to post but have been busy working on quilting projects.  I had to do some prep work for my scrap quilting club that's slated to begin this weekend.  In  the process, I've made 12 Boxed In blocks from Quiltmakers 100 Blocks Volume 2.  I used scraps leftover from the Frolic fat quarter packet I previously purchased.  This will be my third quilt top and I still have more fabrics left; seems like the fabrics are multiplying.

Then, I finished cutting jeans I'd purchased from a garage sale about 3 years ago.  Why do we purchase items we already have plenty of at home?  Yes, because it was at a price too good to be true. Well,  I decided that these would not go into my normal denim storage so I took them straight to work where they sat and sat.  Finally, during our craft guild sessions it took me three sessions to get them all cut.  Saturday I started putting the blocks together and then decided that the denim was too boring.  Apparently I need color a lot in my life. So, I added lots of machine embroidered appliqued hearts and other machine embroidery designs.  I got bored again and started combining denim, removing pockets and labels and then sewing them back to plain blocks, using scraps of denim for applique, even basket weaving on one.  I decided ribbon would be good too.  I have no clue what I'm doing but the last two days have been fun!  No worries about mistakes; incorporating them in without a guilty conscious.  Sadly, I can't work on it now because of a lot of reasons.  Hopefully, I'll get Recycled With Love completed by the end of the month. By the way, heart embroidery designs are from a variety of designers. I can't remember them all but do recall Designs by JuJu, Affairs of the Heart, OeSD, and Dakota Collectible.  If you're interested in one in particular, let me know and I'll look in my library for it.

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  1. I love your Boxed in blocks. I made a quilt last year using the same pattern and just loved how it turned out. Check it out here:

  2. I love your scrappy quilts! The Boxed in Blocks is beautiful, I like lots of colour too!

  3. LOL on the fabric multiplying... because it sure seems to. I love your quilt. The Jeans quilt is precious. Love the hearts and embroidery work!!

  4. I need to work where you work so that I can take quilt projects with me too :o)

    Right now I have a stack of wool that I couldn't walk away from at a rummage sale. Quilters, what are we going to do with ourselves?


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