Monday, August 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday - August 6

August already?  What happened to July?  Life seems to be flying past at a hectic pace.  My New Year's resolution of joining in the Design Wall Monday isn't being met - I think this is only about the fourth time I've been able to get around to it!

Primitive Gatherings Block of the Week
This summer has been so hot that there hasn't been as much sewing done as usual.  I have been trying to keep up on my Summer Block of the Week from Primitive Gatherings.  My design wall has the first seven completed blocks, plus four of the freebies that come with it.  I love sitting on the deck and hand stitching these blocks each summer, but most of them have been done inside in the air conditioning this summer.  We finally had a beautiful day yesterday - I hope it's the start of a trend.

It's always amazing to me how much the stitching changes the look of the block.  Here's the last block before stitching

and after stitching.

Primitive Gatherings made it easy for us this year - almost all of the blocks are stitched with the same tan thread, with a little red on a few parts.  I'm really enjoying making this quilt.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

I've started machine quilting last month's Schnibbles quilt Leap Year, and hoping to have a finish to show soon!  Thanks for stopping by.