Monday, October 15, 2012

Design Wall Monday

 From last week's design wall, I finished the eight 25-patch batik blocks, and am ready for the next step in the process of making this liturgical quilt.  The original was made by Joanne Wietgrefe for her church in Ithaca, NY.  She actually designed and made 4 different quilts to hang throughout the year.  They are beautiful in print, so I can imagine in person that are stunning. Hers are 7 ft x 10 feet.  Of course mine will be for me and will not hang in a church nor will it be 7 ft by 10 feet.!!  The story of how she made them and the original picture can be found in the Winter 2006 issue of American Quilter.  I tried to take a picture in the magazine of the one I'm doing, but it didn't turn out too well.  May try later.  You will just have to "wait and see" as mine progresses.




To catch up with pillowcases, here are 4 that I finished last week.   I'm a far cry from the number I agreed to, but slowly I'll get there.


For more inspiration, if you need it, check out all the other design walls posted at Patchwork Times. 


9 comments:

  1. Great Pillowcases! I love making them. I actually need to make some for my own bed now. After 40 years the original ones are pretty worn out.

    glen

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  2. I can't wait to see the quilt that you are making with those blocks!

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  3. I can't wait to see the quilt that you are making with those blocks.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  4. Your batik blocks are pretty. You could certainly hand a 7 x 10 foot quilt off the railing in your dining room! The pillowcases are great. I had some of that insect fabric and made a pillowcase from it once, too!

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  5. Your blocks look great. They make me think of stained glass.

    Fun pillowcases, especially the insect one. But I don't think I could sleep on that one!

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  6. So anxious to see more of the quilt your making. Those pillowcases are certain to bring sweet dreams to someone. I love the one with the cars and helicopters.

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  7. I think I remember the quilts you are talking about! I remember that they were absolutely beautiful and I'll enjoy seeing them come to life in your capable hands :*) The blocks are already quite lovely! And those are really cute, cute pillow cases :*)

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  8. Dar, your pillow cases are such fun!! These always looks so cute -- I've not tried any yet. Your blocks look fun -- great colors!!! :)

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  9. I love your pillowcases - and Madagascar fabric!!!! Jealous!!

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