Design Wall Monday--July 18, 2011

We had an awful week of weather this week, which is another way of saying that I had plenty of time for sewing.  I'm happy with what I've accomplished this week. 

My July UFO Challenge is finished with the completion of two more star blocks and the "Snowbirds" stitchery.

I have the next stitchery made up, and I'm off to a good start on that.

Another row of blocks is complete for my "Sunshine on My Shoulders" quilt, which is my interpretation of Judy's Peaches & Dreams quilt.

That makes three rows of six rows of blocks finished.  Here are the other blocks I've made so far:

And, finally, I started a new project this week.  This is a pattern I found on the Moda Bakeshop website called Portrait Gallery.  The quilt I'm making looks like this:

The framed blocks are all completed.  Next, I'm making the background.

And instead of making a plain background like the pattern, I'm using the same brick read for the connecting strips and this leaf print instead of the solid background.

If there's something about that leaf print that makes you want to ask, "Is that what I think it is?"  The answer is, "Yes."  And if you're not asking, then that's all I'm going to say about it.  I'll just add that this is a gift for one of Mike's single guy friends who will appreciate the design.  I've already named this quilt "Dave's Not Here."  You have to be old enough to remember Cheech and Chong to understand the name.  And if you're not old enough to remember Cheech and Chong . . . then that's all I'm going to say about it.

9 comments from clever and witty friends:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

That is one of the top reasons I moved to California from Florida. Was able to qualify as a medical patient with no trouble at all and can purchase legally at a huge number of locations within a twenty mile radius. There are delivery services, coffee shops, buy and sit while you partake locations, in & out like a burger place...All have security, some more than others of course.

Where did you acquire the fabric, if I may ask?

Sally Hamilton said...

Too funny!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cheech & Chongs high heeled sneekers. Oh no, am I getting old? My kids know Cheech as the nice uncle in Spy kids. How we change.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Yeah, I remember them! Oh, am I getting old.....
Love your sunshine blocks!
Jacque in SC

LethargicLass said...

When I was a little girl, my parents went out for the night and rented Up In Smoke... they apparently thought it was a gang of monkeys... the babysitter corrected them when they got home LOL!! Now I want to make that quilt :)

Patchwork Sisters said...

ROFL, boy am I getting old! Love your quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your sunshine quilt! It just glows!

Kate said...

The Sunshine Quilt is looking terrific. I love the bright colors.

Love your new project! Love the name even more!

quiltzyx said...

"Dave's not heeere man"
"I AM Dave!"

HEeeheheheeee! I think that fabric is going to make a terrific bkgrd for the frames....but will you be sending some munchies along with the quilt?