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Quilt Design Board

Last week my friend, Kathy, gave me a fun quilt design board!  I have never used one before and I am finding that I love it!  It is a board that you can lay out your quilt pieces to see where you want each piece to go.quilt boardMy board is about 14.5 x 20 inches.  She covered it with a thin quilt batting and used this fun zebra print duck tape to finish the edges!  You could make one any size that you want, I have a neighbor that designs her own quilts and she has a whole entire wall made into a quilt design board!quilt boardYou can just lay out all of your pieces to see where you want to place them within your block.  It was nice to lay this block out to make sure that none of the same pieces were right together!  Can you guess what this block is?…quilt boardIf you guessed a pumpkin…you are so smart!  :)  Maybe the orange was a dead giveaway though!  This is one of the projects that I am working on right now.  It is from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage.  This is a twelve inch block so the pieces are a little bit bigger, but the blocks that I have been working on to go with this are only 6 inch blocks and their are a lot of 1 inch squares!  It is a test of my accuracy, and sometimes I tend to go too fast and not be as accurate as I should be!  So I guess I will learn to slow down and do it right!  :)quilt boardI had these two monkeys helping me out this day.  They really were good and I was able to get quite a bit done…but they wanted to be the models for my new quilt design board!

I have enjoyed sewing a lot more since my sewing room makeover and sometimes my husband cannot find me for hours. :)  It is just so fun to be in a room that is organized and I can sew and design all I want to and then when I am done, I just close the door and it stays that way until I am ready to go back to it!  If you have your own sewing room or area..you are one of the lucky ones and you know what I mean!

Thanks for visiting today…Go design something pretty today!


Thanksgiving Table Quilt

I finally got my Thanksgiving Table quilt done last week!  It took me longer to get to it than I anticipated!  (But isn’t that how a lot of things go?)  I am very happy with it, and it is on my kitchen table now, where I can enjoy it every time I walk into the kitchen!


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Red and Yellow Quilt

Have any of you ever had a project that you worked on so much or for so long and had so many problems with it that you were sick of the project before you ever got done with it?  Well that describes this quilt perfectly!

I sewed this quilt top 5-6 years ago in a Relief Society class that we did a block a month.  I was learning how to do some of the different quilt blocks, so I can’t say that they were my best work, but I always have loved the colors in this quilt and I finished the whole top and the sashings, but I felt like it needed some borders, but I just never got the fabric, so I just never finished it!  

Fast forward 6 years- I got this quilt top out a few weeks ago and found some fabric for the borders and the back.  I put it on to quilt and the tension on my quilting machine was way off and it took me several attempts and phone calls before I finally got my machine working right, I was  just about ready forget about this quilt, but I finally got it quilted only to find that when I loaded the quilt on the machine, I was 1/2 inch short  on one end, after it was all quilted!  So I had to trim the outside border all the way around!  But after I got the binding on and hung it up to take pictures, I decided that it turned out OK after all!  I still love the colors in this quilt, which is it’s redeeming quality!


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