What is on my Design Wall, September 19, 2011

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I have a LOT on my DESIGN FLOOR this week …. and actually my DESIGN FLOOR is getting packed into project boxes and is going on the road…..Thursday through Sunday is the Colonial Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild Retreat in Williamsburg and I am really looking forward to it!



First – the Spiderweb Quilt needs to be sewn together.  It is my UFO for September – so I am going to focus on this first!

The Spider Quilt needs to be put together!


Second  – the Roll Roll Cotton Boll Jr. Quilt needs the final borders…..one pieced and another small blue outer border.

Roll Roll Cotton Boll Jr Needs Borders

Third – the Chunky Churndash Quilt made from my parents’ shirts needs some more blocks.

Chunky Churndash Quilt needs some more blocks

Fourth – the Road to Brownwood Quilt needs binding.

Road to Brownwood

Fifth – the  Hugs and Kisses Quilt needs binding.

Hugs and Kisses Quilt

Sixth – the Hidden Pinwheels Quilt needs binding….  I am only showing a picture of one block!

Hidden Pinwheels


Seventh – I need more Hexies for my Scrappy Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt.

Scrappy Grandmother's Flower Garden


Eighth….I need to cut out the first step of the WORMS AND JELLY ROLL MYSTERY QUILT.  This will be made from greens – and even though this is my VERY LAST most  favorite color  I have somehow accumulated lots of bits and pieces of fabric… so I am going to make this mystery quilt as a charity quilt for the wildfire victims in Texas.   AND…should you want to sew along on this Mystery Quilt, you can join the  Quilter’s Club of America free right now……

Worms and Jelly Roll Mystery quilt Fabric



Ninth – I plan to cut out and start on Bonnie Hunter’s Cheddar Challenge Quilt.  I have no pictures yet  – I just ordered the fabric from Hancock’s of Paducah Saturday…..will it get here in time????  In case you want to join this challenge – here is the link!


Tenth – I need to put on the outer border and make a piano keys border for my curved log cabin quilt.

Curved Log Cabin Quilt

Do you think this is too much?  Well, I have to pack enough hand work just in case my sewing machine breaks.  One time, while on retreat, my sewing machine broke – and a SECOND sewing machine that I had taken “just in case” also broke.  So now I take enough hand work to keep me busy should I end up with NO SEWING MACHINE!!!

It is DEFINITELY A LOT!   After looking at this post, I was so embarrassed by my APPARENT lack of ability to predict how much could be accomplished in 3 1/2 days that I didn’t even mention that I was taking a Halloween hand quilting project too……LOL.

And…….Catherine is expecting for there to be room in my car for her projects too!   I may need to RETHINK this plan….:):)

You will see NEXT WEEK how much I really got done!



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9 Responses to “What is on my Design Wall, September 19, 2011”

  1. Denise :) says:

    Oh I hope you have a marvelous time!! I don’t think it’s too much at all! You’re there for three days — and who knows what mood will strike you and urge you into doing what! Have a blast — looking forward to seeing what you finish up! 🙂

  2. You are a hoot! I was giggling about the list of projects you are taking! But I do the same thing…always take way too many projects to quilt retreat, but you never know what you will feel like working on, so you need the variety! Have a fabulous time!

  3. JudyCnNC says:

    With all that you took with you, I surely hope you did not forget to enjoy yourself. I for one, must have options, so would have taken eventhing for that purpose alone. Hope the weekend was wonderful for you and Catherine and full of finishes. Judy C

  4. Bonnie says:

    Hum, you give me pause… 10 projects for 3.5 days. I need to seriously rethink what I’m taking next week… I don’t have near enough planned! LOL. You have a lot of wonderful things to work on. Have fun!

  5. Connie says:

    My gosh you are taking a lot of great projects along with you! I don’t think you’ll get any sleep for 3 1/2 days! Have fun!

  6. Gari says:

    OK, so what you have on this post would keep me busy for a month, or maybe two. But I like all of your projects and wish I had some of them to work on rather than what I am doing. Have fun on your retreat.

  7. Judy D in WA says:

    Here’s what I think–for what it’s worth. I would take the first 4 projects. Start by putting the binding on your fabulous Road to Brownwood. There’s your hand work. Then finish the borders on your wonderful RRCB…….a completed top! Next work on your spiderwebs until you are bored and then switch over to the chunky churn dashes that go together super fast. Go ahead and throw in Hugs and Kisses just in case!
    You are going to have so much fun! I have to wait 5 weeks for my retreat.

  8. marcella says:

    Wow, you are motivated! What a lot of great projects you have near completion. Love the Roll Roll quilt and the chunky churn dash quilts!

  9. kwiltnkats says:

    Oh my gosh you are motivated. I hope your vehicle has a hitch for a trailor as you’ll certainly need it! Anxious to see your report next week on how much you were able to move forward or finish. RRCB Jr looks great! I’ve got RD2Brownwood in my wanta make list too. Sandi

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