Design Wall Monday

What a beautiful morning here in Minnesota!  It was in the 60s when I got up — SIXTIES!!!  It’s lovely and fresh right now, but promises to be hot and sunny by midday.  That’s okay, as long as we have some of these cool mornings introducing us to the hot afternoons.

I actually had some quilty finishes this week!  This is more of a re-finish.  My drunkard’s path (Lily Pads at Sunset) had a bad spot about the size of a saucer where the bobbin tension must have gone bonkers, producing a lovely loopy fringed effect in the middle of the back.  Ripped it out.  Restitched.  Looks the same (without the offending “fringe”):

This bag is a Melly & Me pattern called “Meadow”.  I made a couple of bags from this pattern while in Texas this winter (which were gifted away), and I wanted to make some more.  They are a bit fussy to make, have some curved piecing and topstitching, but it makes a great bag.  Here is #3:

And I also finished a table topper that has been waiting for binding FOREVER!  I knew binding it was going to be a pain to do, and it didn’t disappoint.

What was I thinking when I made the scallops so deep???  A gentle curved edge would have been so much nicer to bind.  It was challenging, even using bias binding and making the binding a little more narrow.  Oh, well.  It’s D*O*N*E.

For this coming week,  I have a table runner on the Gammill, some pillowcases to finish up for four grandnieces and a grandnephew, and that navy-blue 9-patch that was been lurking in my closet forever (it will get quilted this week, and maybe even bound).

To check on other quilters’ progress, pop on over to Judy Laquidara’s blog and check them out!  Thanks for stopping by.



6 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”

  1. a cool morning sure is a welcome thing! I keep telling myself I won’t complain so much about the hot weather–by January I will be complaining about the cold. Wow, those scallops look like they would be a pain to bind! Makes you glad they’re done.

  2. Love the table topper. Better you than me with those deep scallops. Were the handles on the bag purchased or created?

  3. I am really impressed with your “deep scallops.” I have never tried any shaping on the edge of a quilt, yet. And, I really love your DP quilt: sorry about the threadnest. Been there.

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