Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday 2/17

Progress has been made on my blue/white star quilt that had been a UFO since about 2009.  The pattern was a BOM originally found on Judy Laquidara's blog and I'm so happy that it is almost finished.  Here it is on our bed...another border or 3 to go and then off to the quilters.  Most of you probably know this, but I didn't...when I determined the size of this king size quilt, I used the measurements of our top sheet - 104 x 114.  I thought the 114 was the's the width!  I had added 3 more stars to Judy's design, added borders to 3 sides (left, right, bottom) and came out with a quilt that is VERY long and not wide enough.  No problem, 2 more wide borders on the left and right sides and a similar narrowish border at the top (see picture 2 with the pieced remnants) and it should be perfect!  Maybe a little long but it will be tucked under the mattress anyway.  I have an idea for the backing but need to find fabric for the 2 side borders first.

Note the 7" white border under the pieced border.  The last border will be a blue print.

Also, this week I made a potato bag and 2 bowl buddies for my cousin in Texas.  I love this fabric, don't you?
I completed the second block of the Ooh Rah BOM from Quilter's Newsletter...
And, last but not least, I received this beautiful Valentine from my BQFF (Best Quilt Friend Forever) Barb of Paint Creek Quilt - Love it!!  What a clever idea!!  Barb's blog has the link to the tutorial.

That's all from me this week.  I feel like I've accomplished quite a bit.  This week I have 3 classes to teach at our LQS.  Hopefully I will have some photos for you next Monday.  Almost forgot, last week I went to the Gwen Marston Exhibit at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Michigan.  WOW!!!  It's there until April 27th.

Liberated Log Cabin with Purple Border (2000) and me
Linking up with Judy where inspiration blossoms!!!

Happy Stitching,


  1. Your blue and white star quilt is stunning.

  2. Oh the blue and white! Looks vintage to me, love it!

  3. I love the quilt. I also love how what could have been an error leads to better, more unique quilts!

  4. Love your Blue Star quilt and soon it will be done! Really have to check into getting to Traverse City and see Gwen M's exhibit...

  5. "that's all from me this week" she says! Holy smokes there's a lot going on here! LOVE LOVE LOVE the star quilt.

  6. Blue and white is always a wonderful combination!
    I'm going to see Gwen tomorrow evening (Village Quilters, Lake Bluff, IL).


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