Monday, December 2, 2013

Design Wall Monday

Canuck Quilter was looking for someone to test her new pattern “The Quilter’s Scrapbook” before it goes on sale.  This design is awesome with great sashing around simple postage stamp blocks.   I volunteered to take the pattern for a test run. 
My design wall is on my thread holder right now.  There are 1200 small 1 1/2” squares to make up all those postage stamp blocks.  This has been great to get some of the smaller scraps out of the stash.  My scrap project in the past was working with 1 1/4” x 2” scraps.  So as I am cutting up and sewing for “The Quilter’s Scrapbook”, I have also been cutting the leftovers for my other project.  If the scraps can’t fit into one of these projects then it IS garbage.
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Each of these piles is a block for “The Quilter’s Scrapbook”.   My piles currently count at 9, only 3 more blocks…300 more 1 1/2” squares.  Each stack of fabrics tend to have similar fabrics in them, so I want to make sure that all the stacks are done before sewing the strips together.  If those loud fabrics aren’t evenly distributed it might be noticeable.  Some of the later squares have been leftovers from Lola’s college quilt, these additions are LOUD.
In other news, the benefit for my former co-worker went great last night.  The profit was over $7000 and the quilt went to another co-worker.  She really wanted the quilt and bid $300 right off the bat.  She won and is planning on redecorating her room to go with the quilt.  It is so nice for the quilt to go to a home where it will be loved. 
Today I pick up the Christmas Traditions quilt.  It needs a label before Saturday.
Stop over and see other design walls at Judy L.’s Patchwork Times.
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  1. I love quilts with itty bitty scrappy pieces. I can't wait to see this one. Nice job on the donation quilt.

  2. Oh my! Such tiny pieces! No it's not loud, its proud.

  3. Love this quilt. In fact went over to take a look at it. I'm ready to buy the pattern when available. Can't wait to see what it looks like as you put it together. I love using up little pieces of fabric too!

  4. Looks beautiful. I can hardly wait to see it come together.

  5. Those are some itty bitty pieces. Good idea to use the spool holder for sorting them out. It will be so scrappy!

  6. I love seeing your scraps in this, so different from mine! I can't wait to see what colors you choose for the sashing. Thanks for testing for me :)