Monday, October 25, 2010

Oct 25 design wall

I finished my block from last week. I must say, I find this pattern to be a challenge. But, OH! I love the end results. I am still trying to decide if I want to commit to an entire quilt of these blocks. I think this one is best dealt with one block at a time, between other projects. The block is called Mississippi Wheel of Fortune and it is a Karen Stone pattern.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that I have removed the UFO challenge info from my sidebar. I joined a challenge to finish 10 projects this year.

I posted my 10 intended finishes and waited each month for the hostess to post which project to complete for the month. This is the final month of the challenge. To date, I have finished only one of my 10 UFOs.

I have a second partially quilted. So I have to consider this a failed effort. Can there be an upside of this? Well, I haven't really created many new UFOs to speak of either, so I feel like I am ahead of the game. Will I ever finish all of my quilts? I doubt it.

I am even considering giving away a few UFOs. Could my tired old project possibly be someone else's fabulous new quilt? I'm pretty sure I will never finish the quilts shown.

Monday, October 18, 2010

DWM-I actually have something new to share

On Friday my design wall still looked the same as in my last post. Those blocks had been hanging on my design wall since June. I finally decided to just put them away for now. When I have a need for a baby/child-size quilt, they will become a finished quilt. Until then, since they have not been speaking to me for months, they need to go away.
This is my new project. It is a Mississippi Wheel of Fortune block. I am using paper foundations to piece it following a pattern by Karen Stone. The block on the left is finished. It was intended to be a table topper to tie in with this at Christmas time. Hubby, however, thinks it should be a pillow. We'll see about that. (This is a 20 inch block!) The block on the right is in progress. I'm not sure how many I will make. I have a good stash of batiks and could easily make enough for a large quilt. But I am undecided on if I want to devote that much time to a foundation pieced project. I will say that I love the colors so far.

To see more quilters design walls for inspiration, check out Patchwork Times blog. Judy L. hosts this every Monday.