Monday Design Wall

(a little quilt, a little nature, and a little give-away reminder)

QUILT: My latest completion is a strippy baby/toddler-sized quilt.

If you read Mary’s (Heartstrings) blog, I’m sure you’re thinking you’ve seen this quilt before — and you have!  Mary generously offers many free patterns on her blog, including this one (look about halfway down her list on the left — this one is “Quick Strippie”).

This is such a cute, easy, no-fabric-waste kind of pattern, I just couldn’t resist trying it out.  Then when I was looking for a juvenile print focus fabric, I saw the same cute monkeys that Mary used, so of course I knew that green and rust would perfectly complement the monkeys.  (what a copycat copy-monkey I am!)

I plan to make more of these quilts (I have a pink one with teddy bears sewn up, and fabric for one with puppies) so I can have some ready to wrap up in a big bow and gift to the new babies in our lives.  Well, I guess that isn’t on my design wall since it’s done, but I hadn’t shown it to you yet. This Quick Strippie pattern is great for those cute children’s novelty prints.  (It would also work great for a holiday/theme/seasonal quilt to throw over a banister or the back of a sofa.  Hmmm….)

Sewing plans for the week:

>  Finish my “quilt on a stick” for the Minnesota State Fair (I can show it to you next Monday)

> Do some catching up on my Farmer’s Wife Sampler blocks

>  My Aunt Bert will be here in a couple of days, and I have two fun patterns (a bag and flip-flops) in mind for us to work on together.  Doesn’t that sound like fun?  And we might need to visit a couple of my favorite shops.

NATURE: The heat has taken its toll on the wild flowers behind us.  This purple cone flower has seen better days, but I love how the purple is morphing into orange.

GIVE-AWAY: This is the last day for my give-away.  If you haven’t already entered, click on the Monarch Butterfly at the top of my site to go directly to the give-away post.  That is where your comment needs to be to count for the give-away.  Comments on that post will be closed tonight, Monday, August 16th, at midnight CST.

Have a great, productive week, and to inspire you, pop on over to Judy Laquidara’s blog to see what other quilters are up to.


3 thoughts on “Monday Design Wall”

  1. Must be hot everywhere- my day lillies all are brown due to heat and lack of rain and my melon, cucumbers, lettuce all bit the dust also for the same reasons plus we weren’t home to watch over them. Well I’ll try again next year.

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