Monday, October 11, 2010

Design Wall Monday, 10/11

Sunday was a very productive day for me! Although, I didn't work on anything specifically for the quilt retreat, I made great progress on the Black and White blocks and got a charity quilt bound. WOO HOO!!

Here is as far as I got the black and white blocks. The center is assembled!

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The blocks were a little fussy, but the seams all look pretty good and I think that the effect of the 'ribbons' is fantastic! I have decided on my borders and will cut the inner border and get it attached so that I don't have to worry about messing with the block parts anymore.

As I was deciding about the inner border, I pulled out one of the charity quilts that I quilted a couple of months ago and attached the binding. Woo hoo! Now, I only have 3 left to finish!

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In between assembling the rows on the black and white quilt, the pups and I went to Granma's for dinner. My aunt and cousin did a lot of the cooking and we had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner - the whole nine yards - and it was wonderful!! The pups got wild and crazy when we walked in and by the time we got home, they were both recovering!

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Maisy was in worse shape, I think. And for those who might be wondering, yes, she got herself under the sheet this way. :)

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22 comments:

Kristie said...

Okay, I love, love, love that black quilt! What is it called? It is truly stunning.

Poor Maisy, she looks pooped!
Kristie

Renea said...

I love the black and white quilt. It is just gorgeous!!!

Libby said...

That black and white quilt is stunning!! You should really be proud of it! I hope that is one quilt that you are keeping for yourself!

Poor Maisy! She works so hard taking care of you and Max!

PunkiePie said...

People before me used this word but I'll say it anyway... that B&W quit top... STUNNING indeed!

Vicki said...

That is one dramatic quilt and is very pretty. Thanksgiving sounds so good! Can't wait until our day is here. Cute lil pup you have there.

Chris said...

I agree. The ribbons are fantastic.

Tracy said...

Yep, the b&w is amazing and stunning and dramatic... was it just the value layout that was 'fussy' ? From this end, it looks like time well spent!!

Teaquilts said...

Jill love your black and white quilt in progress. And the dog getting under the bed sheet is too funny.

AnnieO said...

The ribbons do stand out marvelously with your color choices, good for you! Striking quilt. I'll be hosting our Thanksgiving as usual next month. It's my favorite holiday. My mouth is watering thinking of the pumpkin pie :)

Michelle said...

Both quilts look wonderful. I can't wait to see them finished!

orchidlover said...

THe quilt is gorgeous and well done on getting that charity quilt done.

I love the pic of Maisy. That's something Stan would do given half a chance

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Gari said...

Your black and white is mesmerizing. Is it a pattern? And your puppies are wonderful. I have one like them and she is so funny and loving and sleeps under a sheet and quilt every night.

Freeblady said...

Love the black and white quilt! Can't wait to see how you border it. Your pups are so sweet.

Zany Quilter said...

Ohhhh...the puppies are all wore out! Aren't they cute when they are all cuddled up in the quilt/bed? Nice job on the quilt...

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

As snug as a bug in a rug! Like the B&W top. Are you using a third color for the border to break it up a bit?

elizabeth said...

JILL GREAT JOB FINISHING ANOTHER CHARITY QUILT. THE BALCK AND WHITE QUILT IS LOOKING GOOD. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW YOU BORDER IT. I LOVE MAIZY UNDER THE SHEET. I HAD A CAT THAT USE TO DO THAT, BUT SHE WOULD LAY HER HEAD ON THE PILLOW ALSO. HAPPY QUILTING. I CAN'T WORK ON ANY OF MINE, MY PETAL STARTED SPARKING ON THE CORD. I CAN'T FIND A BREAK IN THE COVERING, BUT I AM AFRAID TO USE IT :(((

Jennifer said...

The quilt is stunning! Good job for Maisy - our dachshund would always crawl under the sheets too - they must like the burrowing!

Kate said...

Your black and white quilt is fantastic, you did a wonderful job on it!

Reenie said...

wow..just wow on the black and white quilt!! GREAT job!!

QuiltSue said...

Your black and white quilt is just stunning. Is it your own design?

Stray Stitches said...

You're on a roll girl! So much accomplished. I love the black and white quilt - so stunning. Isn't funny how doxies just love to sleep under covers. Weasley sleeps opposite of Maisy - head and shoulders covered, butt bared to the world - lol!

scraphappy said...

It is so good to see the black and white quilt come together. The effect of the blocks together is really striking.