Sunday, November 18, 2007


First of all, the Sooners lost to Texas Tech! We were outplayed, our quarterback suffered a concussion, and our hopes for a BCS championship this year are doomed. Texas Tech did this to us a couple of years ago, and history has repeated itself. I am still in a state of shock. The fact that I am a fourth generation Texan has nothing to do with this of course. I just like Oklahoma Sooner football. One of my daughters and her husband graduated from Oklahoma State University, but I don't follow them, and next week OU plays OSU, which is always a tossup. It is called Bedlam, and for good reason. But that is for next week.

Meanwhile, for those of you who always need design walls, below is one answer I have found to be useful. I went to Home Depot and got a sheet of insulation. I ask them to cut it into 2 x 6 ft pieces. Then I covered them with batting, taped down with duct tape, and use these for portable design walls. I chose this size because they are easily stored behind doors. The blocks on this one are part of a sampler I am doing to use up some of my stash.

These are some ornaments made on a Bernina embrodiery machine that I won as a door prize at a quilt guild meeting Thursday night. Aren't they cute?
This is the cover of a very interesting applique book. I think it is very neat . I may even have to do some of the appliqued fruits and vegetables shown inside.

Here is a picture inside this book that shows two different colorways of veggies.
Very colorful.
Another book I ordered. I love the way these houses are put together. I would like to do one of these too.
Anyone have any favorite quilting book titles they want to share? I love buying quilting books almost as much as buying quilting fabric. lol.


Sheri said...

Thanks for the design wall tip.I've been trying to find something besides the large piece if cardborad I'm using now.

Nan said...

What a great idea for a design wall, Perry! Love the blocks, too - you have a very nice stash!
Those books are very interesting. The last book I bought is More Joy to the World by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan. It has the cutest Christmas projects! Ho ho ho!!

Julia said...

I am totally drooling all over my keyboard over your beautiful sampler blocks. This is going to be a stunning quilt!!!!!

Lisa D. said...

What great blocks on your design wall - love them! My favorite books that I turn to again and again are the Around the Block by Judy Hopkins series of three books. Not gorgeous to look at, but lots and lots of block ideas!

Darlene said...

Great design wall ideas! Love the ornaments!

BTW, I'm a fourth generation Texan, as well. :-)

Yvonne said...

I just got some of those insulation boards....still have to cover them though. Your ornaments are very cute. I love books too...I like Kim Diehl's books. I'm going to order her new one, Simple Seasons.

Finn said...

Hi Perry, what a neat design wall idea. Think I'll take advantage of your sharing it...I sure do need one.
Love the projects. Congrats on winning a machine! Oh my!! Looks like lots of fun. Have a great turkey day! Hugs, Finn

May Kristin said...

Love your samplerblocks! They are beautiful! Will this be a big quilt?