Design Wall Monday

I’m three blocks behind on my Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks, following the Yahoo! group schedule.  I did get the bow tie block done:

It’s been added to the Farmer’s Wife tab at the top of this page.  I will have the other three done by day’s end and added in also.

The rest of this week I’m going to be working on my drunkard’s path circles quilt (this photo is a little too orange):

The blocks are made.  I have a plan in mind for quilting it, so now I’m ready to get back to work on it.

An unsolicited not-affiliated-in-anyway plug for Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.  The top photo of the bow tie block was edited in Photoshop.  I was able to get the photo to absolutely match the actual fabric in color.  The second photo was edited in my old software that came with a previous camera.  I remember struggling to get the colors to look right, and just giving up and settling for this orange-ish version.

I need to look around for an on-line class to learn all of its features.  A big THANKS to all of you who recommended getting the Photoshop.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday — my 500th Post Give-Away will be starting then (this is # 497)!

To see what other quilters are working on, check out JudyL’s Design Wall Monday post!


10 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”

  1. I really love the Farmer’s Wife book. I want to make that quilt too. I would be fearful of the curved blocks but your quilt looks great.

  2. I like the farmer’s wife blocks also so I will admire your work as you go. I have been afraid of curved blocks also but some time in the future ( Ha! Ha!0 i will attempt them.

  3. First of all – you are giving the drunkard’s path new life – gosh its great!! Second I love my Photoshop Elements – I ended up buying an earlier version cheapie and use it in my quilt designing all the time. I would highly recommend anybody getting at least one version of this program!

  4. Like your Farmer’s Wife blocks. I especially like the shooting star block. Circles aren’t really too bad. You just need to find the right technique to accomplish it. There are lots of different ways. Photoshop can work wonders 🙂

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