Have you packed away all of Christmas? I have not. I did some cleaning after the family left, but have not been ready for all the Christmas to go away. Number one reason: It is a lot of work! Number two reason: The house looks dull with it gone.
So I spent some time sewing and coming up with something new to put out for winter. When I thought about backing, I thought why not make it reversible. I will let you know later how I succeed in getting it placed together exactly right.
Okay, I did not try a new pattern, but have really liked Simply Triangles, by Barbara H Cline
While working on the table toppers, I also kept sewing the tumbling blocks together. I used them as ‘fabric left under the needle’. It has been much easier to keep it right when I only take away 2 pieces at a time. The strips are now all sewn. Before I sew them together, I need tops and bottoms for each column. Do I want them scrappy or do I want them all the same fabric to move into a new frame? Any suggestions? I do need to move on with this project as it has occupied the design wall for several months.
I now have a new design wall! This one is in the basement, where I move to when a quilt is getting large. I have much more space to work here and I can step way back and look at things.
When my children asked for a Christmas idea list, I said “time”. Could you do a project for me? One son is very talented with a hammer! Another one did a lot of stuff with my computer for me! Yea!
The flannel is all neatly framed and at the top is what I saw in a quilt shop and wanted for myself: Slat Board. It is a glorified peg board. I can put various hooks it in it so as to hang a completed quilt. This way when the room is a family room, I can have a finished quilt hanging. When it is a sewing room or class room I have a large design wall.
The blocks currently on the wall are our Sylvia Bridal Sampler blocks my friends and I are making. We are winding down on making the blocks and might not achieve all 140 of them, but we certainly have enough to make a quilt. There are a variety of lay-outs in the book. It will be fun to see how 7 sets of the identical blocks turn into 7 different quilts. Currently I have an idea in my head and we will see how it goes.