Monday, April 17, 2017

design wall monday

even though it's a cloudy and rainy monday here, my heart is joyful....something about Easter monday always makes me feel good....the tragedy and horror of the crucifixion is over and resurrection has breathed new life into the world....

so, been playing in the plaids doubt bonnie hunter will recognize these blocks.  since my charity and swap sewing is on track and nearly done, took a break for some stash fun. 

this is bonnie's 'bargain basement' pattern that have been itching to of 42 blocks are needed plus a couple of nice borders.  just happened to have some little 3.5" solid squares in the elfa drawer waiting for this project.  will be great for hand quilting too....stay tuned!

and the other day got re-acquainted with this UFO of some hand-pieced bow tie blocks, also in solid...

the little 4-patches were made up of some tiny sample squares flung to me a couple of years ago, and the plum strips are repurposed from another project, leading to this...

this flimsy will need a total of 20 blocks of 16 little bow tie blocks...i've got 7 blocks done so nearly halfway there....but still need about 200 bow ties.   so you see, i AM trying very hard to use up my stash but still don't seem to be sewing fast enough.....does anyone really?  ***  as far as adding to the stash, i caved this year for jo morton's little women club from busy thimble in maine, which should arrive soon.  that plus the current UFOs are on my summer sewing list, while a much-needed break from charity work is planned.  but you know what they say about plans....LOL!


  1. I don't know if I have seen the Bargain Basement pattern before. Looks like a fun mix of scraps.
    Loving the solid colored bow ties.
    Oh, the Jo Morton Club should be something fun to anticipate. Does that come all at once, or is each kit shipped individually? I've never done it.

    1. it comes all I'm waiting by the

  2. I still don't know why Bloglovin' doesn't pick up your posts -- but I am glad that you're back to blogging! Your scrappy projects are all promising, and promises fulfilled are definitely part of our Easter mood!

  3. Love the colors in the bowtie quilt........You deserve to treat yourself once in a while and Jo Morton is a great treat!

  4. Wow, what a wild and crazy effect of all those plaids have on the design; it looks great! Bow ties are very promising, too!