out of lemons with lemons.
I have started X-Rated, the Schnibbles quilt by Miss Rosie. I think I know why she called it that, lol. At least those are the kind of words I used. I was so frustrated in trying to keep the rows straight when I was laying it out......
I went to Home Depot, bought a piece of PURPLE insulation board, had them cut it in two pieces, a five foot and a 3 foot (48 inches wide) and proceeded to use my good old duct tape and some leftover batting and make myself a design wall for this size quilt.
Doesn't look real good, but it sure works well!! portable and not expensive! The best kind!!! Oh, and don't laugh to much, it is really pretty neat. One of these days when I have a whole "pretty" piece of flannel, which I think works better for design walls than batting, I will make it look better maybe. :)
See how nicely the quilt pieces go on this?
I was able to turn the board so I could check the placement of the colors. Not too good of a color choice for this pattern, not enough contrast, and the LQS didn't have the light gray that goes with this collection. So I chose the white, which washes out the colors I think, and that is what I am using.
The great thing about this size "design wall" is I can put it up right beside my sewing machine and pick up the pieces straight off of the surface without moving. Works great! Maybe, just maybe, I will get this sucker together without messing it up.
Also managed to get my Kaffe BOM started. This is what it is supposed to look like when it is finished.
This is the first month. I am machine appliquéing it and am going to try to keep up. Hah! Wish me luck on doing that.
Will get back to my Luna Notte baskets next week I hope, and hopefully, the Market Baskets. Check out Judy's blog to see what other people have managed to get done lately.