Monday, June 27, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 06/27/2011

Whew!  This exclamation refers to both the weather and the quilt.  The top half of the quilt (above) is pieced and the bottom two panels (below) are up on the board and in the process of being pieced. 



The although the blocks were paper pieced and should be consistently sized, the bulky seam intersections and stretchy-flimsy-thready fabrics (some are homespun, others recycled shirts) are a challenge to match.  Even though I'm not proud of the piecing, I think this is a happy looking quilt that we will enjoy. 

So far, we’ve had 18 days of 100 degree weather in 2011.  That already exceeds the annual average of 13 days and we aren’t through with June yet.  Good weather to stay in doors and quilt!

Surf over to  Judy's blog and see what other quilters are up to today.

12 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a ton of piecing in that quilt...wow!
looks great!

Connie said...

I think it looks wonderful! All paper piecing? That is a lot of work.

Paula said...

Wow, all paper piecing!!! Coming along great though.

Marian said...

That is a happy quilt. I love it.

Debbie said...

I love it. Makes me want to take a nap under it. wonderful scrappy quilt.

Miri said...

This is really coming along-it will be a terrific broken dishes quilt!

Brita said...

Boy, you don't shy away from lots of pieces, do you!?!?! And if the seams aren't perfect, I'm positive no one will notice -- the quilt is just so fabulous! Try to stay cool.

MB in MI said...

your quilt will be just beautiful!

AnnieO said...

I love all the different fabrics together. This will be a terrific one to study while snuggling under it. Hope some cooler weather finds you.

Rabid Quilter said...

Crazy weather. Here in northern California we've had really cool "summer". no spring at all--straight to summer but WAY cooler than average.

Love this quilt! Love scrappy!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I always love that pattern! It is a lot of seams so that is a good idea to piece it in segments. Yesterday was the 1st day here out of the mid 50's in a long while - I am still wearing my wool winter socks! But I think it will warm up now - I tell you, it is hopeless for us to attempt tomatoes! I am on the Coast of Canada. Cheers! Evelyn

Chris said...

I love your quilt. It just looks so comfy. We are suffering the same heat so I can feel your pain.