Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Thanks to Judy over at Patchwork Times, I get inspired to sew SOMETHING each weekend, or else I won't have anything to share on my design wall (floor)  I really enjoy sewing, it calms me, it makes my mind work, and I can watch MY shows on MY tv in MY office.  Amazing really, and I wonder why I don't put more time aside for ME everyday?  Ah well, one day my little brats will be all grown up and moved away (but not too far I hope) and I'll have all the time in the world to sew - right?

On the design wall this week - I finally started on the 9 patch blocks - the others are finished.  I whipped up four 9 patches, and luckily before I cut the fabric for the rest of them, I decided to put together a row .... good thing - because I didn't realize the patch in the middle of the block needed to be about 1.5 inches bigger then the outside rows.  Bit of additional math, and was able to cut out the remaining blocks.  Didn't get a chance to get them all sewed, but I did get enough to complete one row, and start on another.  I really, really like the soft blue fabric, it has a shimmer to it - I think it's by Michael Miller?  Need to go find more of that for the backing .... when it's time.

7 comments:

Laura said...

It looks great!

Judy Gvili said...

It sparkles!

Tamera said...

Wow! That is lovely!

Chris said...

Stunning

Denise :) said...

Beautiful -- I love the mix of color you've used for this! :)

AnnieO said...

Very jazzy! After several experiences with wrongly cut blocks, I now sew up a few blocks before cutting the rest. It's really a bummer to have to discard fabric due to operator error!

Charlene S said...

Very Pretty! I can't wait to see it together.