Sunday, January 8, 2012

Design Wall Monday 1-9-12

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This is the completed quiltop for the Patchwork Times January UFO Challenge - "Rebecca". It is a crazy quilt that is comprised of unused blocks from a quilt my mother and I made together, plus some coordinating fabrics from my stash. It is 48" x 56". After noodling it around for quite a while, I have decided to have the machine quilter (Lilly Lucier 252-244-1988) quilt this using the same pattern (a rose design) that is used in my mother's quilt. It still needs to be embellished with embroidery, lace, ribbon, beads, and buttons. is hosting a FREE Block of the Month for 2012. Each month they send a link for a video about the two blocks for that month, plus any templates/instructions. If you participate all year then you will have completed 20 blocks that will be assembled into a lap quilt, including quilting and binding.

I have chosen to do the blocks in these red, white and black fabrics. These are the first two blocks.  Love them. I found the red and the black fabrics at Cotton Fields. I think this project would also be beautiful done in a single aqua fabric and a white tone-on-tone.

This is the beginning of my challenge piece - the theme is A Walk Through My Garden. My "garden" is actually a backyard that backs up to a creek. So, I've completed the background, have chosen fabrics for the trees and leaves, and bought a strand of tiny LED lights that I hope to figure out how to incorporate into the piece to represent fireflies. Still working on that one ...


  1. I can't wait to see the evolution of the crazy quilt. Love what you've done so far.

  2. Lots of fun projects on the go at your house! Very pretty crazy quilt!

  3. I do like your crazy quilt. The fabrics for the Red, Black and white quilt is going to be very striking.