Monday, April 8, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Water and Halloween

I hit the button too soon, lack of sleep I guess.  So this is supposed to be my monday morning stash report.  Just ignore until tomorrow!

You may be getting quite bored with the Nudes but they are nearly complete.  I put the tulle water on yesterday.  And decided that they needed to be bound first before the leaves went on.  I still need to make one more set of leaves for one of them.

Here are pictures of the whole piece and close ups of the nude.

At the urging of my "fans", I am going to do a series of these nudes.  I couldn't sleep last night thinking of all the places they could be.  Walking on the beach, walking her dogs, swinging, playing Carmen Miranda!  I don't know where that came from but I was certainly sleep deprived.

Anne of Quilting in the Desert (not dessert like the chocolate swirl cheesecake I made) says we should make purses with the nudes!  So I think Carmen Miranda will go on my purse!

I bought some Las Vegas fabric when I was out there and not hugging the porcelain throne, no i was NOT drunk.  I wanted to make a purse with that, I wonder if my nude can shoot pool?  Or craps?  Or maybe the slots!

Obviously Chocolate Swirl

Actually that cheesecake came from the Diabetic Cookbook and is not really sweet.  It is really good, and healthy for you.  It is sweetened with stevia and agave.  Both are nice to cook with because they hold at high temperatures.

In addition to that, I am  trying to clear out some UFOs.  I assembled the blocks from the Twisted  Halloween quilt with that Twisted Sister block ruler.  I did a baby quilt for one of Carrie's friends last year with that ruler.  Pretty cool.
I don't remember making all these Halloween
blocks but I have enough for a huge quilt and another smaller quilt and two table runners.  I can do 3 table runners with the smaller quilt blocks, and I just may to that and spread the love between more people.  

I make the label into the back.  I HATE HATE HATE sewing on labels.  So I do that as I am piecing the back together and I don't even feel it!

This is the back over the front on the design wall.  I do this so I don't have to keep measuring and measuring and finding I am just 2 inches too short for one side.  I just make all the fabric cover the front and overlap about 2 inches on each side.
The back is bright, it is the same as the outside border.  In fact, if i hadn't done the border I would have had enough for the back,  geez.  I did have other fabric I could have used for the border, but I thought I might be able to do it.  But no, it wouldn't make it.  Darn. Darn, Darn.

This will go into the Cream PattyA Pile for the June Quilt Your Quilt Challenge.

Are you in?


  1. The Cream PattyA Pile - LOL! You crack me up!

  2. I thought I'd seen just about everything...the nudes. LOL. Looks like I need to go back more posts and catch up.

  3. Hey, I'm getting a kick out of seeing what you come up with the nudes. Looking good!!


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