Design Wall Monday: April 23, 2012

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There isn't a whole lot on my design wall this week.  The weather brightened up some around here, and so I didn't do as much sewing as usual.  I did manage to get my BQ2 quilt going . . . the one that I said I was going to start way back in August.  I've decided to call this quilt Daisies and Dots.

The major components for the blocks are made.

When they are all sewn together they'll look like this.  I need 30 of these.

Then, when I sew the blocks together, they will be configured like this.

But when I got to that part, I was getting bored with this project, and so I set it aside for another day.  Then I started on my mystery project.  I can't show it to you because it is a gift for one of my readers.  Here is a sneak peek.  This is the backing fabric.

That should give you a hint.  Here are a few peeks at the project.  It is a small applique wall-hanging.

That's all you get for now.  And then, my Beaver Believer quilt came back from the quilter this week.  I'm going to rig up a way to roll it up and tie it when it's not in use to make it easy to carry.  Of course, it still needs binding.  I haven't done any more to this since getting it back.  Here's the front.

The quilting shows up better from the back.  It's for my son and daughter-in-law to take to football games with them to keep warm.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you about putting the borders on the eighth of nine blocks for the Mr. Bear quilt.

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7 comments from clever and witty friends:

Pieces to Love said...

I LOVE the daises! I can't wait to see that one finished. Your Beaver Believer quilt is very nice, I love the football quilting, the quilter did an awesome job.

Jackie/Jake said...

I love the red and white!
Also the pink reminds me of a quilt my mother made years ago.

Kate said...

Love the football quilting, very cool. All of your projects are looking good. The BQ2 blocks are gorgeous.

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Teresa F. said...

Love the daisies. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Snoodles said...

Your quilter is amazing....footballs! I like the sneaky peeks of the applique, too.
I really love your Mr. Bear block - so cute. You must have wiped the butter off your chin....I don't see any on the blocks you showed us. :)

Vicki said...

Love your quilts and the daisy is great. The football quilting is pretty sweet too. I thought about making a quilt for football but didn't want to get it dirty!!