Monday, March 21, 2016

My design wall Mon. Mar. 21, 2016

I haven't disappeared yet!  I totally missed blogging last week - long story - but I'm here again today.  I thought I'd share what's on my "design floor", my Quilty 365 blocks, and my newest project(s).
I'm going to start with my Quilty 365 blocks.  These Dancing Plus blocks are so much fun, and they're so easy to make!  I didn't post my blocks for Mar. 7-13, so I'll show them first, followed by last week's blocks:

You can see that I've pulled some purple fabrics for my Rainbow Scrappy Challenge blocks (I don't have any of them sewn up yet); I've also found some really fun fabrics, and I just HAD to include them - there are chocolates in the first week's pics, and these chickens from last week just make me happy!
Next up is the information that I'm going to be participating in Hands2Help again this year.  The charity that was chosen for Canadian quilters is the Yukon Women's Transition Home.  They need quilts for adult women and for boys and girls.  
Sarah posted about the quilts that were needed a few weeks ago, and I decided that the 2 kid's quilts that I had started a few weeks earlier would be perfect for this project.  I was in the process of purging some of my quilt books, and found one that I had set aside because it had 1 pattern in it that I wanted to make.  Somehow, it didn't make sense to hold on to the book for 1 quilt, so I pulled a few fabrics, cut some block segments, and sewed together 2 groups of blocks.  I've laid them out on my floor - one is a random layout; the other one is more controlled.  I'm not sure which layout works best, but it's obvious that I'm going to have to do a bit more cutting and sewing to finish these tops!  Here they are:

The quilts will each get at least one border, and then I'll be getting them layered, quilted and ready to go!  The first "progress" check-in is set for April 17th, so I'm hoping to have the tops assembled by then.  They should be ready to mail out by May 22nd, so, barring any drastic events between now and then, I should have them out the door by that date.  It's not too late to join up for this very worthy project - just click the link on my sidebar.
I'm going to link up to Judy's Design Wall post - there's lots of inspiration there!


  1. i will try this for sure!! love it!!

  2. Those are great quilts, Jannette, and a great way to do some scrap busting, too! Thanks for linking up for the I May Have a Scrap Problem show-and-tell!