Monday, February 13, 2017

My Busy Design Wall

I rarely have more than one project at a time on my design wall, but today I have three.

Clockwise from top:

  • WIVSP, aka "How Many," my hand piecing project. The top five rows are sewn together. The next two rows are sewn together, ready to be attached to the top part. My Piecing Group friends returned the sections they recently worked on for me (like a bee), and now I'm getting the sections pressed and ready to lay out for joining together. This will be a queen sized quilt and it's been in work since about 2008, all hand sewn, thus the designation as a Work In Very Slow Progress.
  • First Saturday blocks. A LQS is running a BOM series with an Emerald Isle theme. These are the first six main blocks, the first time I've put them all up on the wall to see how they look. There is also an optional alternate block each month. The alternate blocks also have the borders around them that create the diagonal chain effect. I haven't made them yet, although I have the kits. At the end of the series I'll decide if I want the alternate blocks as designed, or if I want to do something else instead.
  • Boomerang Patches baby quilt top in progress. Those chevron borders required lots of partial seams, unsewing, and Y-seams. I need to trim the top to get rid of the excess points, then staystitch around the edges since it's on the bias and has lots of seams. It measures about 36 x 42. I'll find backing for it in my stash and quilt it myself. 
This week I need to figure out next steps and where I'm at on these projects and look at my goals for the month to see what else I need to work on. Lots of irons in the fire! 


  1. Are you hand sewing the rows together in your WIVSP?

  2. love the boomerang patches, and more power to you on the wivsp

  3. Wow! Love the colors on your design wall. I wasn't sure about the boomerang baby quilt the other day, but I really like it now. The dark zigzag going through it really moves the eye around. Beautiful.

  4. All so beautiful but think the baby quilt is my fave--neat design!