Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, February 2, 2015
A Bricks and Stepping Stones top is on my wall--

Bricks and Stepping Stones
Its my favorite "go to" pattern for scraps.  You can find it at  I tried to make this a more masculine quilt--it will be donated to a group home for boys.  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Lorri2Rs and I have done lots of sewing.  She helped me load a top so its ready to quilt. 

Blue Jacob's Ladder
Some second thoughts on this quilt.  Its big--108x115 or so.  I considered taking it apart and turning it into two quilts.  But "done is better than perfect" so I dyed some 120" muslin a pretty blue and its ready to quilt.  

Last week's goals-

Sew binding on Trail Mix
Sew binding on guild QOV--Its on and half way hand stitched
Load a top to quilt--Done
Make a binding for Honeysweet Pinwheels
Make a binding for Summer Nites at the Lake
Make a binding for Cheddar Delight
Finish piecing columns on Tangerine 30's--Almost done
Make binding for Pat's Purple Wall Hanging
Sew on 5" challenge
Pick border for Bricks and Stepping Stones--Done and on
Make backing for Album Quilt --Done

I haven't made the bindings but the fabric is pressed and hanging--ready to cut.  Backing was prepared and dyed for Island Chain, Album/Granny Squares, and Blue Jacob's Ladder.   They can go in the ready to quilt queue.

Weekly Goals--

Quilt blue Jacob's Ladder
Finish hand sewing binding on QOV
Make and sew binding on HoneySweet Pinwheels
Binding for Summer Nites at the Lake
Binding for Cheddar Delight
Sew on 5" challenge
Finish piecing columns on Tangerine 30's

Yes, I must sew on the Wedge Challenge!  While out and about Lorri2Rs and I checked out all the different wedge rulers.  I challenge you to pull out that wedge ruler you bought and have never used!  We have 10 degree rulers and I plan to have a tree skirt finished by Christmas--10 months away.  One degree a month sounds like a plan. ;-)  I often receive comments on my long goal list.  Although its a big list, I don't plan to get it all done.  Its more to remind me and focus me during the week.  If I write it down I am more likely to work on it.

Lorri2Rs is heading home today as long as the roads are clear.  We've had a great time--sleep overs at any age are fun!  We are going to a sew day in Moville IA next Saturday.  Can you say ROAD TRIP??!!  

Cold snowy weather has made for lots of sewing.  We did hand sewing of binding during the Super Bowl.  Did your team win?


Susan said...

Congratulations on the finish..... Looks great.......

Still debating the Long Arm Quilter question....

Not many more days of winter left.. The worst is over.

Spring is on the way...

Vic in NH said...

The Blue Jacob's Ladder looks wonderful, I love the scrappy strips borders. That Bricks & Steppingstones is perfect for a teen boy, good job!

Sara said...

The bricks and stepping stones was an "a ha" moment for me. I've created a stack of bricks of baby fabrics over the years but wasn't sure what to with them. This gives me an idea. Thanks!

And I'm very intrigued with dying muslin for backing. Another thing that may need to go on my "someday" list.

Nancy said...

Love the Bricks and Stones quilt. I never make LARGE quilts, so I can even imagine one as large as what you have on the frame. Yikes!

sewspeciallady said...

Enjoyed the time at the SD Workhouse this weekend. Sleep overs are great - even better when snowed in. Great food - lots of sewing- treats for Ruby- sleeping in and staying UP half the night.More fun coming on Friday at a retreat for Cancer Center in Sioux City, IA.
Sewpiecefully !!!

Dar said...

Your blue Jacob's Ladder looks real nice. Wish I could see the backing that you dyed for it. Also love your Bricks quilt. That is a perfect pattern for scraps.