Monday, September 5, 2011

Design Wall Monday – 09/05/2011

I’m late to be posting a Design Wall Monday, but I was determined to do so in order to get back on track.    

I’ve started piecing the Hovering Hawks blocks for the Civil War Chronicles block of the month quilt border.  Here are some of the blocks on my design wall.  Five complete; “only” 63 more to go. 

Also, I’ve started putting together some of the center rows for my Plaid Obsession Quilt.  It’s currently spread out on our guest room bed.

And finally, I’ve started piecing these four-patch blocks and half-square-triangles as leaders-enders while working on the other projects.  I couldn’t resist playing with the few pieces I’ve done.

It has been a very difficult day here in Central Texas.  A mild cold front dropped our temperatures to the coolest we have seen in months.  Unfortunately, the brisk winds that accompanied it created wildfires all around us.  If you follow the news, you already know that many have lost their homes.  The smoke from one of these fires has been clearly visible from our back porch all day.  I have received several e-mails from our church about members who have been directly and indirectly affected.  All we can do at this point is monitor the situation and see where the winds take the flames next.  Our fire fighters are doing everything possible.  I know that once the fires are contained, the entire community will begin working toward recovery, but the risk will continue until this terrible drought eases.

As always, be sure and check out Patchwork Times  to see what other quilters are up to.


Yvette said...

I am also doing the Civil War Chronicles quilt. I haven't picked up September's blocks yet though. Are those border blocks part of this months kits or did you have the whole kit at once and you are starting to work on those? I can't believe I got myself into that. LOL!

I am also collecting plaids and stripes to make a quilt similar to yours. It is beautiful! I am also doing a Leader Ender quilt from Bonnie Hunter's book but I am not even close to where you are.

You have great taste! LOL!!

Denise :) said...

Wow, you've got a lot going on! I love your Hovering Hawks -- it looks GREAT! :)

Debbie said...

Lots of fun projects. I hope you continue to be safe from the fires.

Connie said...

I also hope you will remain safe from the terrible fires! Your Hovering Hawks are neat but having to do 63 more doesn't sound like fun!