Monday, March 12, 2012

Design Wall Monday – Week #11

Can you believe this month is almost half over already?  I realized this morning that before I know it, it will be time to say goodbye to my March calendar quilt and hang up the April one…. except that I had not even started work on the April quilt!!!  When it hit me just how close April is, I realized I’d better get cracking or I’d be caught with my proverbial pants down – and trust me, we don’t even want to think about going there! :*D

I hurried up to my Ivory Tower (that’s what Don calls my sewing room) and began to pull out fabrics like a crazy woman.  This is what I finally decided on….  

And after a lot of cutting and stitching, I have my background ready for the April Calendar quilt.   Ta Da!!!!  (The black and yellows are part of the applique that will go on top of the background later.)  This quilt will be one of my March NewFO Challenge quilts.

What will it be?  Remember I decided to keep this one a little mystery until it is done.  Do you love the rainbow effect of the border?  I DO!!!  I’ll be working on the appliqué pieces this week, and I’ll share sneak peeks as I go.  Can you guess???

I’m also all ready to begin work on my next Moonglow block – Sea of Vapor.   

And I’m hoping it gets sewn up and disappears onto my design wall just like vapor!  That last block just about turned me off Moonglow for good.  I do think this one will be a little easier though, because I plan to do all paper-piecing except for the center medallion which I will appliqué in place.  Hey, whatever works is what I say =^..^=!!!

These are Jenny's traditional instructions… (I apologize for the quality of these pictures but my camera just won't give me better ones.)

Yikes!!!  Do you see all those Y seams?  Oh no, no, no….. not this little girl!!!  Now, here are the paper-pieced & appliqué instructions…. much more reasonable, don't you think?  And besides, I love to paper piece!

I even have my little template for the center cut and ready to go!

Moonglow is my March UFO Challenge quilt, and I'd love to have it finished this month.  It's a tall order, but I'm giving it my best shot!!!

A lot of my friends are headed over to the Mountain Quiltfest this coming week, so no sit-n-sews lined up for me after tomorrow, and I will be home most days.  Lots of sewing should get done.  I also need to spend some quality time with my house some time soon.  Just sayin’........

Come back tomorrow, because I want to show you my latest BIG FINISH!!!  You’ll be glad you did!

What are you working on?  We’d all love to see and get inspired too!  Go over & share what’s on your Design Wall at Patchwork Times.

I’ll also link this post up with BOM’s Away Monday and Quilting by the River’s Tuesday Linky Party.  You can get to these by clicking on the buttons at the right side of my blog!

Hope everyone has a lovely week!!!

Hugs & Blessings,


  1. Your April Calendar is beautiful so far, can't wait to see the applique on it!! Can't wait to see your big finish!

  2. That is a beautiful rainbow effect on your background!
    You have so much going on--you must be seeing a lot of that ivory tower!

  3. Yeah, I love that rainbow border. :) Very pretty. Moonglow is also gorgeous, but I'd definitely be considering paper piecing and applique, too, instead of traditional-piecing all those. I do a lot of mixed approaches like that on my Dear Jane blocks. Like you said: whatever works easiest!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...