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Monday, 17 January 2011

Design Wall Monday Week 3

It's Monday morning, again. I love Mondays, for the opportunity to look at all these lovely walls at Judy's Patchwork Times but I'm not so fussy about the morning part. We don't get along too well, mornings and I. I've worked
3-11 for so many years, that, even though I would like too, my body simply won't sleep much before 1 am, and that only accomplished with medications. So waking up the next morning is always a long process. However, I have my second cup of coffee in hand, and can now think clearly enough to put down a thought or 2. My Card Trick quilt, which was my UFO challenge #6, is now a finished top. The picture is a little too much on the grey side, but I don't know how to compensate for that. I am really happy with how this turned out. I had somehow goofed, and ended up with too many 1/4 square triangle units, so I put them on opposite corners of the border, to use them up. I was going to add another dark border to it, but when I hung it up to look at it, it told me that it was done. So, I'll use the dark blue for the binding instead, which actually will add the finishing dark border that I originally wanted, just very narrow. So, my goal for today, provided work doesn't call and offer me a shift, is to get the backing fabric out and ironed (groan), pieced, and hopefully this quilt loaded onto the machine. I think it is going to get an overall type feathery thing on it, in blue variegated thread.

13 comments:

  1. The quilt is fabulous...so much movement. I love the border. Have fun with the iron and piecing the back. You will be quilting in no time.

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  2. This is gorgeous! I moan and groan about backing fabrics -- my least favorite thing is to sew it together. This is going to be beautiful, though.

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  3. sounds like a good quilting plan and I just love how you used up the leftover triangle units in the corners-looks great!

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  4. I'm sure glad you finished your UFO to this stage, congrats. It's a very striking quilt, love it.
    Jen
    AK

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  5. I love this quilt! I think it would have also looked great if you'd put the blocks on point. Tilt your head and take a look!

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  6. Woohoo - congrats on getting the top finished. I love it. I agree that the dark binding will be enough. Have fun with the backing - ugh. I keep the same late hours. We should start a virtual guild for night owls.

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  7. I just love blue quilts. I like your combo of blocks and sashing--it's just amazing the different designs that come out of blocks and sashing.

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  8. Nice quilt - the feathers will look great on it. Show us again when you have it quilted.

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  9. It's *BEAUTIFUL*!! You have done a fabulous job, my friend! :)

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  10. The quilt is fab and I love the blocks placed in the corners on that border. Feathery stitches will look so pretty.

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  11. Way to go on the UFO! (hey, that rhymes!)

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  12. Very intriguing setting of the card trick blocks--you've got lots of secondary designs popping up. Congrats on the quilt finish!

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  13. Wonderful! I love the two side borders - that is a great way to use those pieces.

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