Monday Making Designs

What a great weekend. I sewed all day Friday, half of Saturday, and half of Sunday. And what do I have to show for it? Finished tops, half finished tops, and another top ready to start piecing! 

Friday I finished getting Paper Moon pieced and then started on Wash and Rinse. Paper Moon is a table topper I am doing for April’s Table Scraps Challenge. Wash and Rinse is the Laundry Basket QAL from 2020, which is my 2021 UFO Challenge #4. 

Saturday Hubster played golf and we had friends over to watch the Gonzaga/UCLA game. So while I was home alone I pieced another row for Wash and Rinse and got Coco Puffs into a flimsy. 

1 more row of Wash and Rinse is prepped, but I ran out of steam to add it. Coco was a bear to put together, I kept getting the placement turned around. Then I prepped the borders and came up short! So, the solution was to add cornerstones. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it, it’s just what it is. I could have gotten more Grunge, but trying to determine which color it was didn’t appeal. Done is better than whatever it was. 

Sunday was for Quilting!!! I should have grabbed a charity top, but decided Paper Moon was the winner. Only, how to quilt it. Which wasn’t the dilemma it usually is. I just had to choose between options 1 or 2.

Version #1 appealed to me. But trying to find the path around it was sure to include backtracking. But Version #2 really spoke to me, because I love Orange Peel!! So, I went with #2. But you will have to wait to see the results. I’m saving it for Finished or Not Friday. 

And while I was planning quilting for Paper Moon I went ahead and mapped out Coco Puffs. 

I did the Orange Peels into the corners first. And then I added the smaller Peels on an angle to overlap. Not wanting to include the Peels in the border I decided a cross hatch might add some texture. So that might be the final form, who knows. And that’s the facts Jack! Monday links are on tap for today.

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24 thoughts on “Monday Making Designs

  1. Great projects!! And wasn’t that game exciting? Last night’s women’s game was great too! Both my husband and I played golf all weekend, so I never set foot in the sewing room. After work today I definitely plan to sew.

    1. I don’t play golf, it’s so not my forte! But encourage Hubster to play as much as he can, so I have no guilt at being in the sewing room when he’s gone. LOL! Thanks > >

  2. Hi Chris! Paper Moon turned out just fabulously. It’s a nice happy piece – just perfect to enjoy after Easter for Spring. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Such colorful quilt projects!!! I’m looking forward to seeing your orange peel quilting results!

    1. Thanks! I am just so pleased with the first project, I can’t wait to get the next one done. But first, a baby quilt needs to get made and quilted ASAP! > >

  4. Yep, that was an amazing game although being good Pac 12 fans I was disappointed UCLA didn’t win. (Usually we are not in favor of UCLA but USC had been eliminated so we went with the conference team!) You look like you’ve been making steady progress. I’m curious if you are using EQ to come up with your quilting ideas or something else? It’s nice to be able to get a feel for the design before you quilt it.

    1. My husband is very Big 10, so he hates all other conferences, LOL, He had no pony in the show, but I was rooting for UCLA after watching their other games and comebacks. We will watch tonight, but have no favored team. Once Purdue was out we were neutral. Yes, I use the EQ8 for ideas. They have stencils and Layer 3 which is used to overlay the motifs on the blocks. It doesn’t have all the possibilities, but it does give me an idea of where to go. Thanks >

    1. Thanks! I love being able to see the vision in my head come to life before I cut into fabric. It’s so much easier than paper and colored pencils, which is how I used to imagine things! > >

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