Monday, June 15, 2009
Autumn Ridge - On My Design Wall
Judy Laquidara of the blog Patchwork Times has challenged her readers to post what's on their design wall each Monday. That did motivate me to put my Firecrackers top on the design wall and to begin sewing it into a quilt top. I have all the vertical rows sewn. I'm working on the horizontal rows. Today, I put my Autumn Ridge blocks on the design wall. Gretchen, Karin and I cut strips and swapped them several years back. Both Grethen and Karin have their tops completed. My competive nature insists that I complete my top, too. I've learned alot making this top. It's my very first log cabin quilt. You may notice the missing row on my design wall. I discovered yet again that I have constructed the blocks incorrectly for that row. I cut new strips and will make new blocks. The "incorrect blocks" will go on the back of the quilt. I don't think the strips can stand the pressure of any more "reverse sewing." They'll add a nice element to the back of the quilt. I'm loving this top. I'm hoping to find some sewing time tomorrow. This week is crammed with dental appointments, eye check-ups, two swim meets. Even Rusty needs to visit his not so favorite person, the "vet" for his annual shots. Thanks, Judy for having us post "What's on our Design Wall."