I started another top this week, I’m trying to use up holiday fabrics. This is a free pattern called “Joy” by Kate Spain for Moda. Simple 4 inch HST and 8×4 rectangles with a HST on the end. It needs a few small borders to complete it, maybe later today.
Last night I set Bertha up for embroidery mode and got a pillow top done. this is from Kimberbell designs. I used fabrics from the quilt to make it, I’m thinking I may use the bonus triangles from the quilt to make up the backing.
I’ve been plugging away on my red and white Storm at Sea quilt. It needs a “real name”, Sailors Take Warning keeps popping into my head. From the old adage “red sky at night sailors delight; red sky in the morning sailors take warning.” That may be a bit harsh for a bed quilt though.
I went with straight lines and cross hatches in the diamonds where they intersect. Not too sure what I’m going to do in the borders yet. I have two more rows of center to go. I’m using bottom line in a cream color to match the Moda Bella snow. At least I think it’s snow, I would have to pull out my color card to be sure. There are so many shades and tones of white out there, but I am thankful, because the wrong one can really throw a quilt’s coloring off. My current favorites are Snow(tan tone) Feather (grey tone) and Bleached (very white).
This week I am going to try to finish up STW and not start another top. I want to get the piccadilly quilt on the frame, I got a cute horse-shoe and star pantogram to use on it. After the 10 thousand or so straight lines of STW, it will be fun to do some swirls and stars. I should get a backing together for it first.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.