Monday, June 4, 2012

Design Wall Monday 6-4-12

 On the long arm is this quilt from 8 or 9 years ago.  I decided to have a June Challenge for myself and invite anyone interested in playing along to join in.  It is called the Quilt Your Quilt Tops June Challenge.  QYQT encourages everyone to quilt the tops you have laying around taking up space.  I find that I can finish something to the top but then it gets put aside for more exciting things.  So I have two boxes of tops to quilt.  So far I have done one and am working on the second.

This is the Blue Corn Flower quilt, I love the color, so bold.  And of course, even with all my stash fabrics, I had nothing that would match well with the blue.  So I had to add a 1/2 yard.  But it is the perfect match.

The next top to be quilted will be the BQ quilt I made for Amber for last Christmas.  Can you believe I have not gotten around to quilting it yet?  I can honestly say I have had problems with the machine on the quilt frame.  It has tension issues.  I think it will go to its grave with tension issues.  I quilted the Corn Flower with no problems, but the next one I had major thread breakage.  Always the upper thread.  Still trying to figure that one out.

So that is my goal this month, to complete tops that are in those boxes.

And a noteworthy item to mention, DiNozzo has NOT been a good dog............I threatened him with a Basset Reduction Sale yesterday.


  1. Awww -- I would have eaten them too! How could he resist!

    Love Amber's quilt.

  2. Basset reduction sale--are you losing whole dogs or just parts? ROFL--male dogs often lose "parts"! Maybe if you glued his teeth together he would just drool and drag those loose lips over the tomatoes. You can wash the dog drool off--but after reading about his eating the cat litter--I think I would use bleach on them! Did he think they were red balls? Biting them to see if they had squeekies in them?

    A couple of years ago I drove the long arm over one of those large T-pins. Now that caused problems--I finally drove it to a machine doctor and she's much better.

  3. Poor puppy. It is a good thing she can't read or she might feel bad! Congratulations on getting caught up with quilting. We all have our own log jam step. Sometimes it is hard to power though it.

  4. It is good to see that DiNozzo is still not a picky eater. So many are. ;-) I love the idea of getting my quilt tops quilted, but I don't have anything to use for backs at the present time. Maybe a trip to the Goodwill for cool sheets is in order. I do like repurposing discarded fabric.
    Love both your quilts.


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