Sunday, December 20, 2009

Design Wall Monday, Dec 21

Well, here's what's on my design wall today.

I started a new quilt. This one is for my daughter's bed. It's based on the pattern Lizzy's Parade which I saw in the in Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts, Winter 2009 edition. But, the instructions on how to cut out the triangle were woefully inadequate, so I just kinda figured it out for myself.

It seems to be coming together okay. Here are some of the blocks on my design "chair."



Just a few more weeks and I'll have an actual design wall! Woo Hoo! The basement is coming along really nicely, so we should be able to move in right after the first of the year.

Hope everyone has their Christmas sewing done. I am a procrastinator, so I don't. I have a few more aprons to make. Plus, I have shopping to do for some nieces and nephews, but my oldest daughter is going to help me with that today.

My free motion foot hasn't come in yet for my new Janome, so I won't be able to get the quilt done for my sister which is a big disappointment.

She lives in Kansas and we'll be leaving on Wednesday to see her and the rest of my family.

I want to be able to see her face when she sees the quilt for the first time and I probably won't see her again face-to-face until next Christmas!

So, my options are:
1) Show her the top so I can see her face when she sees that. Then bring it back home and quilt it and send it to her.

2) Wait until it's all finished and then send it to her.

3) Wait until I see her next time to give it to her.

BUMMER!

Hope you're having a great holiday.

Have a quilty day and don't forget to pop over to Judy's website and see what everyone else is up to.

8 comments:

KatieQ said...

Sorry you weren't able to complete your sister's quilt on time. I do agree with you; it is always satisfying to see the look on someone's face when you present the quilt, especially if it is a close family member.

Julia said...

Too bad about not getting your sis's quilt done on time. I would take the top and show it to her, at least then you can see her joy and she can give you a good hug!

Kare said...

I think you should wrap the quilt top for your sister for Christmas and then take it back with you to quilt!

Linda said...

I would definitely give it to her unfinished so you can share her joy.

Mary-Kay said...

I think you should give it to your sister unfinished just to see her reaction up close and personal. You wouldn't be the first or last person to do this.

crossroadsquilts said...

Take the top as a gift and show her! What fun! I have done that many times at baby showers...LOL.

Then she gets to have the anticipation of seeing it completed also!

Bari

Katie said...

Hey hon, I'm on yahoo group.s with you. About the quilt, I would ask her if she wants a sneak peek. But ask her in a way in which you want her to, because you KNOW you want her to!! = DDDDD
Than you can get the ever-beloved face reaction. Makes it ALL worth it doesn' tit?!

Quilter Kathy said...

I vote for option #1
Very creative to have a "design chair"...never heard of that before!!

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