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Monday, May 17, 2010

Design Wall Monday

This is what's on my Design Wall this Week.  Well, it's not really on my wall, it's more on my list to be quilted. 

I figured out why I procrastinate quilting a bed-sized quilt.  It's because I have to stop everything else I'm doing and devote myself entirely to that project for the duration (which is usually at least a week).  It's a test of determination for me.  Still, it'll be good for my FMQ challenge because I intend to practice some large ivy designs in the center and some smaller of the same designs on the sashings and borders.

I started this FMQ piece yesterday.  Remember I said I wanted to practice some flowers?  I forgot that to get to the flowers in this piece, I had to sew some straight lines first.  What a disaster!!!  Look at those wobbly lines.  They didn't look that bad last time I did lines ... Wait, last time I FMQed straight lines I was sewing black on black.  Maybe they weren't that straight.  Guess I need to practice those lots, too!

For those of you who are interested in FMQ, my friend Joanne and I have a Challenge with a prize.  You have just enough time to enter!

I also have a second challenge for anyone who is interested in writing poetry or prose (novice or otherwise). 

In other news, I received my proof copy of my Grand Falls photo book.  I'm hoping to sell this to several local businesses.  Here's a glimpse of what's inside.



Joan said...

Wendy - That is a beauuuutiful photo. Near you too? design wall looks good. Very tired her - nearly nodding at the computer...more tomorrow :)

Diane said...

The string quilt is lovely! And your quilting isn't too wobbly! It looks pretty darn good! Way to go in challenging yourself to improve!
The photo is stunning-that looks like scary-powerful water.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love that kaleidoscope design...I must make one. I made one from a kit that had the same shapes, but I like them pieced the way you did it.
I'd love to join in the challenge, but no way can I quilt every day. But I will try to quilt more this month before the hot weather comes.

Susan said...

Great motion in that string quilt. Enjoy quilting it.

Helen said...

I love that quilt and - no I don't think your straight lines are wobbly at all - at least I would never have known they were if you hadn't said something!

Re daily quilting - oh my! I am hopeful that I can start tonight! Hopefully!

Ivani said...

I love the fabrics and colors of the Kaleidoscope. I need to try this one. Your FMQ is great, flowers aren't as straight as you did it. Don't be so severe with yourself. I love waterfalls and your picture is wonderful.
Hugs - Ivani in Brazil

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