Monday, May 11, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I feel like I am swimming in projects and not finishing anything but I keep seeing so much inspiration! I have my latest Quiltmaker Scrap Squad fabrics and design picked, ready for cutting and piecing.

My Fire Island Hosta is currently off the design wall, but not finished.

I made another Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt block and now I really want to get a bunch more blocks cut out.  I hadn't worked on them since 2012!

I started the Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt Sew Along and have 3 six inch blocks made.  I am using a mixture of fun "girly" prints I have been collecting over the years.
Farm Girl Vintage Blocks
The project below is the one on my design wall currently.  While I was at a retreat at Reflections Inn at the end of April a friend ran out of projects.  I had obtained a jelly roll of Mixology Fabrics at a retreat last September in McCall, ID hosted by Craft Taffy the sister site of Quilt Taffy.  As a side note I highly recommend their retreats and I'm signed up again for this September.  There are still openings. 

I had seen a cover quilt on a Scrap Quilts magazine by Fons and Porter called Strippy Pyramids and cut the strips and have been hauling them around.  My friend Rosan pieced the strips together and I put the triangles on my design wall.  I have the top two rows sewn together, along with the bottom two rows (they are piled up on the floor).  I realized there is no purple in this quilt!  I guess I am branching out.  My quilt guild friends will think this is funny because I would NEVER use orange and yellow for years and years!  Now they are showing up a lot more!
Strippy Pyramids

I have some machine quilting to do and lots of end of the year school stuff and field trips going on too.  I am linking up with Patchwork Times, check them out for other Design Wall projects!


Melissa said...

yah for yellow and oranges! :) the baby quilt I am currently finishing up is also 1000 pyramids, though not strippy. I like it with the strippy look! I hadn't seen Farm Girl Vintage before. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Cindy said...

I'm wanting to start Farm Girl Vintage too. Love the blocks I've been seeing popping up. Yours are so happy!

Mary said...

YEA, we are working on some of the same things. The Farm Girl Vintage Blocks are really fun. I only wish the Wooly Lamb wasn't the last Block in the Line-up to make.

Judy D in WA said...

I'm right there with you, swimming in projects and not finishing anything. I feel like a jumping bean!! Looks like you have some very fun things happening. School is almost over so you will have more time for projects. :)

Ramona said...

It must be the time of year... I have numerous projects started and in various stages, but am not finishing much, either. I love your scrappy pyramid quilt. So much fun!!

JanetD said...

I never would have guessed those scrappy triangles were yours, but they are beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing your next scrap squad project, they are always inspiring. Happily summer vacation will begin soon and you'll have more sewing time.