Monday, 22 August 2016

Design Wall Monday–Making progress

So the design wall looks like this today! I’m finally cracking on with the border from Quilter's Cache for my turn in our Round Robin for Modern Irish Bee. This is Erin’s quilt and it has been in my possession far longer that it should. Paper Piecing this border is going a lot slower than I thought it would!

I do like the dark and light grey colour combo – it is a bit stark! I think it gives Mary an opportunity to go wild with colour on the next round – what do you guys think? Scale wise it might be a wee bit big! The pieces are 3 1/2” unfinished and to make one diagonal set you have 4 squares made up of HST so end up piecing 8 sections for every 6” of border. I probably should have thought of that before getting stuck in but I’ve started so I’ll finish….. might be a while!

In other news a new home store opened up in Limerick and I splurged on this plastic storage for my fabric. I spent all Saturday evening tidying up and sorting fabric by colour and it seems even with the new tower, every thing's full up and I don’t have any extra space! How that happened it beyond me but the place does seem a little tidier!

I did manage to catch up with overdue items. Stash Bee blocks completed!

Another tick off the to do list:  Fabric choice made for Cheryl’s mystery QAL over at Meadow Mist Designs! 

I went with the more coloured version for my fabric pull in the end and Cheryl assures me solids will work so here is Kona White+Silver for the backgrounds and Lake, Melon and I think Buttercup for the piecing. For some reason this reminds me of Neapolitan Ice-cream!

All cut up and ready to go!

Lastly I got my Snowflake Shimmer QAL cut up too!

Using more solids, again Kona White and Lake but this time with Kona Shadow for the background. Hoping to piece the square in a square units in between paper piecing diagonals! Not sure I can make it in time for the link up at Yvonne's @Quilting Jet Girl but I'm going to try! It’s going to be a busy week in the sewing room this week. How about you? What are you guys up to?


  1. I've got that chest of drawers. It's so handy. I did have all my threads in there colour co ordinated until I ran out of drawers. I love what you are doing with the Round Robin. I think it'll work just fine, even if it is taking forever

  2. You can link up this post if you like, any progress is all I ask for the link ups, you don't have to be current! I am super excited you are joining in. I really like the border you are adding to the medallion, and I think the time spent paper piecing it will be well worth it.

  3. I love the border you are adding. Having a lot of white in the piecing gives the eye a good place to rest and as you said, allows the next border to be as colorful as possible.

  4. You chose a stunning design for the round robin, that's a lot of work and I wish you all the patience in the world! Your storage tower is to envy, it will add some joy on the rainiest of days)) I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award, which you can accept or not as you wish))

  5. Interesting border you are making there. Looks like a lot of work! Mystery QAL's fabric choice is so pastel! Very cute!! I have told you you have a lot of fabric!! LOL Pretty box though.

  6. Mad jealous for that colourful storage box....did you get it in range?

  7. You are making great progress on the quilt alongs. I haven't touched Cheryl's yet. You are using beautiful colours in both quilts.

  8. We have a set of those drawers but they are full of Lego (I am just waiting for the right moment though...) I like your 'ice cream' colours a lot; they'll make a very pretty quilt.


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