Monday, November 19, 2012

Design Wall Monday - November 19

Finally, a blog post from me!  I think about posting a lot, but it just never seems to quite happen.  I have been working on some things, though.

I have three goals right now - reduce the size of my stash, get some charity quilts finished and on hand, and reduce my pile of UFOs.  The quilt above meets the first two of the goals.  It's a column quilt from a free pattern at Nancy's Notions.  I saw this quilt a couple years ago at the Quilt Expo in Madison.  It used up a good amount of scraps from kids quilts and is destined to be a charity quilt when it's done.  It needs a border and then I'll quilt it.  It's twin bed size, so a fairly large quilt.  I love the colors in it, and the little bit of solid black really makes the colors pop. 

 And this quilt meets my third goal.  It's Harvest Jumble from a book by Jo Morton.  I bought this kit from Country Sampler several years ago and finished the top, but just recently got it out and machine quilted it.  I love how it turned out!  Country Sampler does such a good job of choosing colors, and their kits are almost too pretty to take apart so you can start sewing.  The cheddar print surrounding this is a great color.  This quilt got done a little late for fall decorating this year, but I can't wait to get it out next year.  It's about 60" square, so a nice size for a lap quilt.  This quilt was also one of my UFOs in the UFO challenge on my sidebar, so I'm excited to get to cross one off!

Thanks for stopping by!  I have some extra time off over the Thanksgiving holidays, so I'm hoping to get lots of quilting done and have some good things to show you next week.


  1. Your quilts are gorgeous! The column quilt is stunning and certainly does pop with color! The Country Sampler quilt is beautiful! Hope you enjoy the holiday and get lots of quilting time!

  2. Doesn't matter when you do a blog post - it's always nice to 'see' you and your eye candy.

    The column quilt is wonderful and the Country Sampler always has beautiful kits resulting in stunning quilts (like yours).

  3. I like both quilts very much. The Jo Morton pattern would be fun in the brights of the column quilt. And the columns would look good in subdued 19th-c. repros. That's why quiltmaking is always an adventure -- different colorways and fabric styles make the same design look completely different.