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Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Wall Monday - 8/18/14

This week was a week of stepping back and setting some priorities on my projects.  There are a lot of things calling for my attention right now, and some of them are pretty loud and demanding!

In two weeks I will begin the first of several classes for my pattern, Amish Beauties!


This class was accepted at Runaway Quilters Retreat in September this year, and I'll be teaching it to 20 students that week!  How exciting!!!  Locally, The Quilter's Path is also offering a couple of opportunities to take the class and make this quilt - Friday, August 29, and Saturday, August 30.  You can contact Marita at the shop for more details if you are interested.  The best news is that she is putting together KITS for this quilt, and her bright solids are amazing!!!!  Patterns will be available for sale on October 1, but those who are taking classes will of course receive their pattern at the class.

Needless to say, I want to be sure I have all my ducks in a row on this class, so a lot of paperwork is in process and taking up a lot of my time!  But it's a fun time and I'm enjoying it tremendously :)

On my Design Wall this week, I have my Blooming Nine Patch still, and I did mange to carve out some time for the joy of making 9-patches for it.


I finished up Color 8 this week and got halfway through Color 9, which is the Dark Purple and the last color.  These final strips quickly became units for the last of the 9-patches.....


Here are some units cut and ready for the final row of 9-patches, with a strip set all ready to cut more when needed....


I can't say enough about how fun this quilt design is proving to be for me!  I'm almost disappointed to be finishing up the last row of colors!  I've decided not to put a border on it, just finishing up with setting triangles and a binding in the dark purple.  Of course, there's still a lot of sewing on this top because all of those squares have to be sewn together to complete the top.

Then I saw this CUTE little Shark Pencil Case - it's a FREE pattern and tutorial on Patchwork Posse  - and knew immediately that I had to make one for Sara for school this year.  Doesn't every Marine-Biologist-in-Training need one of these???  I've even had a few other family requests for this cute little helper :)


I haven't started on the shark yet.  Of course, I had to wash all my GRAY fabric first :)  That worked great since I didn't have a color to wash for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this month.


I even threw a few recent black purchases into the darker grays - isn't this just the cutest little black & white print????



So that's what's going on at A Quilt and A Prayer... how about you?  
What do you have on your Design Wall this week?  
Share with us at Judy's Patchwork Times!

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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26 comments:

  1. I wish I lived close enough to you to take your Amish Beauties class. That quilt is gorgeous! Your Blooming Nine Patch keeps getting better and better, too. Love it!! Happy shark hunting! :)

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  2. Your blooming 9 patch is turning out lovely. I have been told that they are like potato chips you cannot just make one. Cute pencil case, can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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  3. As I said before, I so wish I could take your Amish Beauties class!

    I just love your Blooming Nine Patch. 9P is a favorite quilt pattern of mine, and what a unique and gorgeous variation!! I can't wait to see it finished ... And wish I could see it in person!

    Goodness, you have such cute, cute fabrics in your stash.

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  4. You are definitely not afraid of color! I'd love to take your class but the last thing I need right now is another project (he-he).

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  5. Teresa that is wonderful you are teaching classes! Your quilts are always so bright and cheerful. You and I have the same taste in bright colors for sure, lol!!! Love the shark pouch too. I think I have seen it somewhere online before. I better make one for my grandson who starts 1st grade this morning.

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  6. Teresa, how lucky are those students gonna be? VERY! You go girl! Oh how I wish I could be there myself. Sounds just a little bit like a slice of heaven to me!

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  7. You are going to have so much fun with your class! I'm excited for you.
    Love you Blooming 9 Patch.
    I have the shark pattern at my machine with a stack of 5" charms ready to sew together. Looks to be a quick, fun project.

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  8. How fun would it be to be able to take that class from you? It is such a stunning quilt! I hope all goes well for you. I'll bet you will be a great teacher!
    Your 9-patch quilt boggles my mind. It is so fun, but I can't begin to think about sewing all of those squares together. You have done such a good job with this.
    That cute shark pencil case made me LOL! I'll bet Sara will love it! How would a rotary cutter fit in it? : )

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  9. That blooming nine patch is spectacular! I also love the Amish solids quilt, but that shark pencil case is absolutely adorable. What a fun project!!! That is the perfect gift.

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  10. Love that Amish Beauties! Sadly, I will be out of town when you teach it at The Quilter's Path. Your Blooming Nine Patch is moving along, too. All your projects are beauties!

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  11. I just so love seeing your Amish Beauty - just pops right out at ya! Your Blooming is gorgeous, too. How cute is that shark and great fabrics pulled for it.

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  12. Oh, oh, oh! The B9P is beautiful!!
    I have heard much about "Shark Week" on TV. Until all the hype from other media (e.g. NPR and the Chicago Tribune) I confess that I had no idea that there was a Shark Week, let alone that it has been an annual feature for so many years.

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  13. Loved everything you posted today. Thanks for such lovely eye candy.

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  14. uhhh love that bright quilt! and the blooming nine patch is neat too, and what a cool shark.

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  15. Your Amish Beauties is a BEAUTY! I love how you did the petals around the border! And your Blooming Nine Patch is just wonderful! The shark pencil is so cute! I know Sara will love it!

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  16. Congrats on your upcoming class. Your students will love it...such a beautiful quilt!

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  17. Amish beauties is just stunning!

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  18. The Amish Beauties is stunning. Wish I lived closer and could participate in that class. How much fun would THAT be? Someone is very lucky to be getting that shark pencil case. It looks difficult. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

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  19. the cup fabric is so cute. I saved the directions for the shark case too. I want to make it eventually.
    WOW!!! your Amish Beauties is a Beauty so is your 9 patch.

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  20. The quilt for your class will be fabulous! Congrats on that many students!!!

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  21. Your design wall is awesome and love the shark!!

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  22. Congrats on getting ready to teach your class, I wish I lived closer as I bet you are a awesome teacher Teresa! Love all the great projects and that little pencil holder is cute!

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  23. That shark is hilarious! What a fun project and sure to be a hit. Love all your quilts.

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  24. I love the Amish Beauties and the colors! I've done that pattern in black and white. http://www.pineysneedle.com/2014/03/the-star-of-arrowhead-quilt-block.html I live in Hickman County and work downtown Nashville. I don't think I realized you were from Nashville. Lovely blog!

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  25. Love the Shark Pencil Case -- definitely going on the list for someday.

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  26. I am interested in purchasing your Amish Beauties quilt pattern if it is available?

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