Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Well lots of sewing happened this weekend. It is amazing what you can get done with 3 full days of uninterupted sewiing!  I just love going to retreats and taking some girl time.  There is always  plenty of food and plenty of laughter. 

 I think I am getting closer to some finishes for this year.  I have been doing checkerboard blocks with 2" strips as a leader ender project.  One strip of light and one strip of dark does each block.  They really add up quickly.  I love the look of the blocks together without sashing.  This pattern is anything goes.  One light and one dark were my only distinctions.


I worked on a fat quarter quilt with very well aged fabric with my good friend Tina also.  The pattern is from the book Happy Hour.  I have the top sewn together.  I still need to decide if I want to put borders on it. 

I also had time to work on some more FW blocks.  I am enjoying this quilt so much.  I have enough blocks done for one baby quilt, now I am working on the second one.  My scrap bucket doesn't seem to be running out yet.

Check back with Judy at Patchwork Times to see what other are working on.  Come back later this week for a look at more Farmer's Wife blocks.

11 comments:

Pattilou said...

Don't you love how the small blocks add up. Yours will look great when all sewn together and quilted. Nice variety and the blocks just all work together!

Rhonda said...

You are so right.... retreats are the best.... sewing, lots of food and good friends.... priceless.
I love your quilt... love how the colors remind me of my grandma's quilt. Thanks for that memory. BTW, I've become a "FOLLOWER" of your blog. Will visit as often as my life allows.
Take care.

debby said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

I'm going to dream about this quilt.

carol fun said...

LOVE this quilt! Its a simple pattern but so interesting -lots of lovely fabrics to look at!

Melinda said...

Love your blocks! It is great that only two strips will make a block.

Judy Laquidara said...

I love how this is turning out!

Lori said...

I am being very tempted!

Amy said...

Teri,
I love this, it looks like so much fun to make.

Gari said...

I really like your checkerboard quilt. I have some leftover strip blocks that I am going to cut up to do something similar. Looks great.

Anonymous said...

Lookin' good Teri. I have the turtle 1/3 assembled. It is going pretty good.

Alycia said...

Love the checkerboard!!! Great job!