Monday, December 30, 2013

Design Wall Monday - December 30

Now that Christmas gifts have been finished and gifted and store samples have been completed and hung in Delphine's Quilt Shop, I can work on a project for myself.  I actually sat in my sewing studio and thought for a long time about what to start...

I finally decided to begin a quilt that I had seen on a Missouri Star Quilt Company video - Summer in the Park Quilt.  I already had the 2 jelly rolls - High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda and a Bella Solid (Porcella).  Easy and quick and very bright and happy!  The blocks are about 17" so it won't take long to get a nice sized quilt.  If I use all the strips, I will have 13 blocks so I will make 12 blocks and use the left over strips for borders.  After you cut from the strip sets, there is extra fabric so I will disassemble the sets and use those scraps for an inner border.  Sounds like a plan.

I also want to share my gifts from my BQFF (Best Quilty Friends Forever) - they are the most wonderful friends a woman could ask for...

Barb made this amazing folded star hot pad with beautiful metallic fabric on one side and a German fabric on the back - which she brought back after a visit to her parents.  It came wrapped in Christmas fabric (neat!).  From Marybeth, a lovely tea towel (very chic), a little candle, and a cute thread catcher.  I told her that I would have to break my Eleanor Burns (over the shoulder) technique of dispensing with threads and scraps.  LOL


Here is what I sent them - Marybeth's Birthday gift (3 months late), mug rugs for each of them, and a matching Bowl Buddy and Potato Bag for Barb.  Marybeth received her Bowl Buddy and Potato Bag for her birthday...go figure...

September block from Buttermilk Basin

Hooking up with Judy L's Design Wall Monday where there are lots of great projects - start making a list for 2014!!  Happy New Year everyone!!

Happy Stitching,


  1. Love your Summer in the park - it's so cheerful (especially with our white grey snowy mess out here)!
    I forgot to put Snow man in on the photo shoot - eeek. He is hanging here and saying nothing.

  2. Those blocks are wonderful. I have a jelly roll just waiting to be used, I may give this a try!

  3. So happy to be one of the BQFFs...our gifts are amazing and our friendship is priceless. I love the new quilt start-what a happy quilt it will be. HAPPY New Year, my friend ;-)


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