Mom is home

Thank you again to everyone who was keeping her in your prayers. She is home and everything seems fine. She had some tests done and they all had good results. So I think we are back to a “normal” life again!

I’m going to link up with Judy at Patchwork Times for design wall Monday. Click HERE to check it out.

Here’s what was on my design wall:


I’m signed up for another Bonnie Hunter workshop in July and the pattern is her Blue Ridge Beauty. Her’s is done in all blues and creams. I had a flash of inspiration that maybe I should do blue and cheddar and cream. So I cut a few pieces and tried it on the design wall. I’m not sure that I want to go with this idea. Blue and cheddar are fantastic and I definitely want a quilt with a lot of cheddar in it sometime, but I don’t think I’ll use this pattern. It’s actually very striking with two colors, so I think I’ll keep it that way. Now to decide what colors. Well, cream as the background, but what about the main color. I’ve narrowed my choices to: Blue – I have a lot of blues and the menfolk seem to like quilts with blue; Purple – one of the granddaughters would probably like that or my DDIL – she’s a big purple fan; Green – I also have a lot of green fabrics; or Red – what can I say! Red and White – classic!

Decisions, decisions! If you want to see what the finished quilt will look like click on the Quiltville button on the left side of my blog, then click on the tab for Free Patterns. Find Blue Ridge Beauty in the list and click on it. It’s really a beautiful quilt.

So that WAS on the design wall, but this IS on the design wall:


The pink and purple quilt for DGC#5. This is just a sample for me to get an idea of how the entire block is going to look. The center 25 patch will be 25 different fabrics when all is said and done. But I wanted to see how the block would look with the purple points and the background fabric. I like it! I think I am going to use the same background for all the blocks – I have plenty of that fabric and since everything else is scrappy, I think I like using one constant to let the eye rest a little bit. Also, I don’t really feel like pulling forty different background fabrics to cut just one strip!!! It will be a lot quicker to cut forty strips from one fabric!!!

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of another month already! Tomorrow I will be reviewing my goals for April and revealing my goals for May. But today I have to work for my other boss and then get started on invoicing for DH, so I’m going to be busy, busy, busy.


4 thoughts on “Mom is home

  1. It’s fun to play around with color choices. Cheddar and blue would make a striking quilt for sure. Have fun with your class/workshop with Bonnie Hunter.


  2. So glad to hear your Mom is ok. These scares are hard to take.
    I can’t believe you’re trying out color combinations for the July workshop. I’m lucky I found time to send the check.
    The DGD quilt looks great with purple star points. Haven’t the grand kids found you blog yet? After Christmas last year, I’d think the family would be scouting to see what you might be making. My DH says we may be seeing each other three weekends in July. Sounds like fun!


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