Monday, April 26, 2010

Design Wall Monday from Judy's blog....
This is what's on my wall this week.
Completed even!
Our guild is having an auction in Oct and we each are encoraged to make 3 to 5 items to sell. I figured I'd better get started on some of these soooo this grouping will be one of mine.
I chose to use one charm pack from (Country Essentials Fall collection no longer available) from Connecting Threads to make four 9-patch blocks. Then I cut all four of them on the diagonal, mixed them and set back together again for a different tweak on the Disappearing Nine Patch.  I added brown shirting for the ends and the backing.  I do still have one more charm pack but I'm putting it back on the shelf and will think about it later.

Here's a closeup of the quilting I did on them using a stencil to mark then quilt.  This is the first time I've done that and I must admit it really wasn't as time consuming as I thought it would be.  And the marks stayed on very well.  I used the Bohin marking pen.

So this week I think I'll start on another set using a border print and Jinny Beyer's method.    

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5 comments:

  1. They will be a great auction set! Very warm and country feeling to them. I love that marking pencil, just got one about 6 mo. ago.

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  2. Love your tweak on the disappearing 9-patch.

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  3. These are wonderful projects Linda. I'm going to look for that pencil, I like trying new stuff :0)

    Crispy

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  4. I love the country look of those. Good idea on the nine patches.

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