Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This winter is just flying by for me.  I can't believe it is already the middle of February.  I am still working away on my February goals.  At my quilt retreat this weekend, I worked on goal #3 - put borders on 2 quilts.  I put the border on my Kansas Troubles Wall hanging that I started at the end of 2013.

 I also put the borders on this oldie.  I started this quilt about 5 years ago, but I ran out of the stripe that I used for the sashing.  I never did find an exact match to the Super Stripe fabric, but I found something really similar.  If you look really closely, you can tell.  I am happy to have borders on this quilt so I can get it quilted.  My daughter is no longer into monkeys like she was, but think she will still appreciate it.  She still sleeps with her sock monkey that my friend Sue made her, so I think there is hope.

I put the first border on an older mystery by Bonnie Hunter called orange crush.  I should say I put the border on again.  I must not have measured correctly the first time and the border looked wavy.  I measured very carefully this time and I am satisfied with how it looks.  I hope to put the pieced border on in the near future.  All the units are made so I will use it as a leader/ender project soon.

The last project I worked on at the retreat was with the Hex n' More ruler.  I had a lot of fun coming up with a design.  I used part of a scrap bag from Moda.  It looks like a line from 3 sisters, but I really am not sure.  It is not my normal palette and I enjoyed working out of my comfort zone.  I will either make this into a pillow or a small wallhanging.  I can see myself making a few more things with the ruler.  It was fun to use and the pieces lined up really well.

It was a great weekend retreating with friends.  I can't wait until next month to do it again!  I really enjoyed working on something new.  I finally have my plus quilt in columns, so I hope to put that together this week. 

I am linking up with Judy for some weekly inspiration. Stop on over and check out what others are working on this week.


Ramona said...

It feels so good to meet goals that are set! Love your quilts, especially your older Bonnie quilt. The colors are great.

Wendi said...

Wow you have got a lot of beautiful project going! The patchwork quilt with the sock monkey border is definately my fave!

AnnieO said...

Wonderful variety of quilts happening under your needle! Love the log cabin layout in the first pic.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

Oh the monkeys are adorable!