Monday, July 1, 2013

What's on my Design Wall?

So it's Monday.  A new week and a new month and I am determined to get this last commissioned quilt made.  It's going to be a wall hanging for the same lady that I made the embroidery wall hangings.  More about all that here and here.
Once she had settled on a quilt that she liked I spent hours searching for the pattern.   But to no avail..... so I sat down in EQ7 and designed it myself.

Here is the beginning layout.  That's the easy part.
Or not!
Actually I spent hours rearranging these blocks to get that 'just right' setting.  Whew!  Finally!

Don't you love the fabrics she picked out?
Yesterday late afternoon I started paper-piecing the first alternate block.  I had carefully measured each unit and cut the fabrics that would be needed.  These blocks need to be set together a specific way in order to complete the overall effect.  It's going to be tedious to say the least.  You'll see what I mean when I get farther along.

Soooo I get the first block sewn, trimmed and at this point I'm feeling very smug and satisfied.  I have a plan and I've thought this out and all my papers are printed  and I'm on a roll.
OOPS!!  .........  Well dang!
I forgot that I am paper-piecing and everything is backwards!!!!
First block.....fail!!!
OMGosh!  I hope I have enough fabric to recut!!!  ;o(

Stay tuned..... today is another day and I will not be defeated!  hahaha

Let's grab our coffee and head over to Judy's Design Wall Monday to see what other quilters have been up too.

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

4 comments:

  1. LOVE the colors!! And you REALLY need to check out how I do my Foundation Paper Piecing - mine don't come out backwards - which is why I do it the way I do - ;))

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    1. They're really pretty aren't they?
      Oh sure! That's all I need is to try to learn a new trick. This old dog gets confused enough. hahaha
      Ok seriously.... I'll stop by and see how you do it. I'm doing Carol Doak's method and I really do like it..... but I just had a senior moment when I started.

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  2. Oh, I feel your pain. About half my applique blocks are backward. So far it has not mattered but I must learn to pay better attention. ;-)

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  3. Oh yeah. I've done that too. I guess that's what I get for doing my own thing. If I was following a pattern that would have told me what to do. But I surely love my own thing the best.
    Thanks for stopping by Gari.

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