Monday, November 28, 2016

Design Wall Monday

It is that time of year again and so it means I post on the blog! I sure wish I was better at blogging but the sewing machine usually wins the time allotment!

Not only did I start Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery but I had someone to sew with!

My 13 year old granddaughter, Abigail wanted to stay the weekend and sew. So we did! We had shopped my stash several weeks ago and she had chosen her fabrics and set them aside.
Quarter inch being mastered.
Pressing, so far, so good.
Top Complete! She also has the binding cut and made for me. BTW, she did all her own cutting too!

I did very little on it, I would show her a step and then let her go at it. Watching her plan it  very carefully choosing where she wanted to place each piece almost brought tears to my eyes. This girl will someday make more quilts, I know it in my heart.

I was so impressed with her, she kept at it, only checked her phone once in a while, paid attention and we got to do more talking and sharing than we have in a long time. LOVE that girl!

Her first quilt. that is her on the left, 7 years ago to the day. and she still has the quilt.

.....and I accomplished Clue One of Bonnie's En Provence! 

I usually really go all out on my neutrals but I want them to be the calming effect in my quilt this time. They may seem boring now but it is one of Bonnie's quilts and I know they will sing.

I changed up the colors as I had used purple in several quilts this last year and stash was short. My goal for the Mystery is always to use stash. During the year, when I shop I look for inspiration fabrics and this year found this floral that called my name.
I don't know if the floral will become a border or backing, we shall see. It has given me the chance to use up some greens that I have had "percolating" in the stash for a bit. 

Ready for Clue 2 and the goal is to have this one done by February!

Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times

As Always,

Deb



19 comments:

  1. Always impressed with young girls sewing..Bless you for teaching them..Future quilters.
    Your neutrals are wonderful.

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    1. It was my pleasure, she is a natural!
      Thank you.

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  2. I love your fabric selection. It will be fun to see how the mystery unfolds.

    Abigail has a good eye for design, her quilt is quite lovely.

    Helen

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    1. She really took her time planning and agonized over placement. She is pleased and we all know, that is what counts!
      Thank you!

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  3. How fun it is to share your passion with a listening kid! I love the floral, too!

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    1. It really was and she wants to do another one but I told her it would have to wait until after the mystery!
      Thank you!

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  4. Your granddaughters quilts is awesome! Love the colors she used!!

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  5. Your granddaughter's quilt is beautiful! How wonderful that you are teaching her. Your fabric choices for the mystery are great, too.

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  6. Nice fabric choices. Can't go wrong choosing from a print that calls you.

    Barbara at Stash Overflow

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  7. What a precious time, sewing with your granddaughter.

    Love your fabric choices - will look forward to seeing it come together.

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    1. It was and she wants to do more! Yeah me! Thanks

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  8. A very pretty, modern quilt. Your granddaughter did a beautiful job. Fun color choices for your En Provence. Looking forward to seeing your version come together.

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    1. It is modern and outside my wheelhouse, lol. She loves it and that is what counts!

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