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Monday 18 January 2016

Design Board Monday #17 - Secret Stuff?

Good Monday Morning to you! Do I sound particularly cheery today.....maybe because I have made some progress on that baby quilt which also means I am on my way to completing my 100 Day Challenge

But for now, lets get to Design Board Monday...

Now I wasn't going to show off this quilt until it had a bub laying on it but.......yea, what the heck, here it is and if 'Granny G' is reading this, I hope she can keep a secret!

I was going to sew all the squares together first but I just couldn't wait to see how it was going to look when joined so two rows were joined.

Then I got on to finishing all the centre blocks and started sewing those together....before too long, I had all five centre rows.....so time to start sewing the rows together.

It is interesting to note that I read a blog tutorial titled...."Make a Quilt in 30 minutes" which was also a raggy quilt and wondered what they are on!.....it took me 30 minutes alone to make the 3 squares for each row! Are they over achievers? I don't think I am an under achiever....maybe I am just the tortoise....slow and steady wins the race!  I still have a 3 rows to attach to complete the centre and then I will create a border of half squares.

In this photo, I flipped the completed section over so you can see the cuddly minky on the back....it looks a bit yellow in this picture but it is actually an off white colour.

I have also done a fair amount of stitching on my 'A Country Tea Party' block 4 and as usual, now that the tracing is done and the stitching is underway.....I am loving the process....which is of course why I do stitcheries! Block 6 arrived this week......I think I am falling behind! I also received the 6th package of 'Brookfield' so I will have to pay a little extra attention to that as well.

That is what my Design Board looks like this week......now, how about you?
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  1. Hello Cath
    Your stitching project is beautiful,

  2. A whole heap of awesomeness happening at your place!!!!
    Bright and colourful, you look like you're having heaps
    of fun. Happy stitching.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Hi Cath, a lovely snuggly quilt in the making and I love your stitchery.. there is a lot of work in those! I've joined up and hope I can keep to it....

  4. The quilt should be lovely and soft for a baby. Hopefully, in a few months I will have a real design wall to share.

  5. Hello Cath! Looks like you are making good progress on your projects! Have a good week! Christine x

  6. great progress! The baby will love it! :)

  7. That's going to be so soft and cuddly. So cute!

  8. As usual, I love your embroidery! I made a flannel raggy quilt similar to yours. I thought of minky but was afraid it would crawl when sewing. How did you like it?

  9. Very cute fabrics in your baby quilt. Looks like you are moving along with it. I'm slow at the sewing machine, but it's the process not the speed that I'm after. But 30 minutes does seem really fast. Maybe they were using really big squares?

  10. LOL - I'd like to see a video of them making a rag quilt in 30 minutes. Love the fabric you are using. Cath, I would link up but can't seem to find the place to link up to - ???

  11. Hi Cath, Your quilt and embroidery are both progressing well!LOL - a quilt in 30 minutes? It looks like my link has worked! Hope you have a great week.
    Barbara xx

  12. LOL!! Ummm . . . Granted, these rag quilts are much fast than other types, but there's no way I could make one of those in only 30 minutes, either - even a baby size. The seam-clipping alone would take longer than that!

  13. Great progress over at your house!!


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