Here is what all is going on and around my design wall this Monday....
Yesterday, me and Elizabeth (one of my twin 13 yr old daughters) helped me to lay out her soft cuddly squares on my design wall. It's that really soft Minky Fabric that has dots,prints,etc on them, and is super uber soft. This is one of her Christmas presents, and yes she does know what it looks like..lol. I snapped this pic before I sat down and started piecing it this afternoon. I managed to get 3 rows of blocks sewn together, and then those 3 rows sewn. So all I have left to do is sew the blocks and rows together for the last 2 rows. My other daughter (her twin Alexandria), picked out her quilt with this type of fabrics but in a different colorway. Also, for her Christmas.
Saturday, my wonderful daughters helped me load this onto my frame, and I have had a shortarm machine for about 5 years now. I am so thankful for their help cause my health sometimes gets the best of me. I managed to get the top border quilted and almost all of the first row of blocks Sat night. This was the project that I showed you all for Design Wall Monday last week. I hope to have it done by this weekend, as it also is a Christmas pressie for the hubby. I has the black warm flannel for the backing, as my hubby stays cold most of the time, cause of the blood thinners he is on. Hope to have a complete quilt soon, so I can give it to him for Christmas!
Here is another thing I have been doing. After I got a little burned out working with that Minky fabric (the fuzz and stretchy of those fabrics was all I could take after 3 rows...lol) I cut up 5 Batik Sat. Sampler blocks, so that I would have something ready to go and piece the next time Bonnie Hunter has her Quilt Cam! So I am 5 blocks ready for that. I got this off of eBay about 6 years or so ago, and decided it has waited long enough to be made, and would be the perfect sew along while watching her Quilt Cam. As I get blocks done I will post them so everyone can have a peek.
Well, that is about it for me on this Design Wall Monday. Plenty of Christmas projects going on right now. I told hubby a few weeks back that I am making everyone else something, and nothing for me..lol. Hope everyone had a great Monday :)