Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 23

Here's what's on my design table tonight - my version of the Full House pillow.  Mary at Quilt Hollow posted about hers yesterday, and motivated me to finally get going on mine.  This really is going together pretty quickly, although now that I look at the picture I don't like that light-colored door, so I guess I have some unsewing to do!  Mine is going to be a pillow to match the Wrapped In Paisley quilt, which is pieced but not quilted.  These were leftovers from the layer cake I used for that. 

It was a productive weekend around here.  This project has been nagging at me for quite a while, so it's finally done:

These are Amish-style mug wraps.  Our guild has an invitational dinner every other May, and this year our theme is Amish quilts, so the committee decided that the door prizes would be mug wraps, made in Amish colors.  Each of us has to make 8, so here are mine, DONE!  At least until the next meeting, when we decide we don't have anywhere near 200, and each of us has to make another dozen LOL.  The invitational is always a lot of fun, but it sure is a lot of work.  We also make two quilts - one to raffle, and one for a big door prize. 

And I got my January Christmas Through the Year done - a poinsettia wool candle mat:

My first two fabrics for the Quilts of Valor QAL are picked and ready to go.  I'm looking forward to this project, and it started today.  There's still time to join in on Judy's website if you want to do this.  I doubt I'll be able to keep up, but I'm going to give it a try.

So, once the Full House pillow is pieced and off the table, I'll start on my flying geese for this.  These projects make the winter go by a little faster for me!


  1. love the fabrics in your house project. I definitely need to get moving on a QOV too.

  2. I have a house quilt on my list of projects to make sometime. I agree with you about the light coloured door. Funny how we can see stuff like that in a photo but not when we are looking at the project in person!

  3. Love your house quilt project...the fabrics are so pretty. Great mug wraps too. Your sweet candle mat will make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone. So happy you joined in for Christmas Through The Year this month.

  4. Love your projects! The mug wraps are adorable but that Candle mat..WOW! Gorgeous!

  5. Love your house pillow and a beautiful job on wool candle mat. I have collected many wool candle mats That I still haven't stitched.

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