10/24/11

Design Wall Monday: October 24, 2011

This week was devoted almost exclusively to Sunshine on My Shoulders.  I sewed the blocks together and completed the first three of eight borders.  I have the fourth border, which is pieced, 3/4 of the way done, and I expect to finish the rest of it today.  Then there will be four more borders, quilting, and binding, and it will be FINISHED!  This is my October UFO challenge project.


I've been working on this quilt for a long time.  It will be good to mark it up in the finished category.

Also, I contributed to 4 Patches 4 Hope campaign.  These are the little 4 Patch blocks I contributed in memory of my mother, my mother-in-law, and my Aunt Joan.  This takes so little time, and it is a very worthy cause. 


Along with these projects, I'm continuing with my handwork, which includes the Sew Happy Sew Along that so many people are doing as well as my hand-quilted whole cloth mini quilt.  I'll save the pictures of those for another day.

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14 comments from clever and witty friends:

Kate said...

Sunshine on my Shoulders is really beautiful.

LynCC said...

Wow! It's terrific! So vibrant and warming.

Denise :) said...

It's coming along beautifully -- this is going to be a spectacular quilt -- I bet it makes you smile to look at it! :)

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is looking amazing! I especially like the pieced border. I am sending off blocks today for the 4 Patches 4 Hope campaign. Such a great cause. Have a wonderful week, Barbara!

Snoodles said...

That border really sets off the quilt; it is just beautiful. It looks hug - how big is it going to end up?

Nann said...

Yummm! I love the orange-and-yellow combination. Great border, too.

ANudge said...

Orange and yellow - two of my favorite colors. I love your quilt! gorgeous.

Quilty Conscience said...

The orange is so fun to work with! I would never have said it was one of my favorites until I did a swap on Flickr. Your yellow and orange is perfection!

Loretta said...

Pretty pretty quilt! You are such a busy bee! Have a wonderful week! Hugs!

Connie said...

It looks beautiful! That is such a neat pattern that Judy did. I made one block.........
Quilting by the River

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

Your quilt warms my heart and reminds me of all those happy old songs about sunshine (Powder your face with sunshine...put on a great big smile...)

If I knew where you lived, I'd be at your backdoor with a hungry look in my eyes, begging for your scraps.

Anne said...

I love your orange quilt, the name for it is perfect! It's all I can do to not jump up and start cutting one for myself! :)

quiltzyx said...

SOMS quilt is getting better with every border! That's a lot of piecing & it looks great!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I love it!