I decided to work on Butterscotch Baskets this week. The large scale prints are working up nicely in my little 6" blocks.
This quilt is going to have a feel of summer and fall combined. The fabrics are called Autumn Landscape by Lynette Jensen for RJR.
My design wall is starting to get full. I'm working on three more basket blocks today to fill the gap. I also have 16 more blocks cut out, just waiting for some power piecing.
My sister Gail gave me this portable quilt design wall for my birthday. I LOVE it! Click here to find out more about it.
I have plenty of space to put it when I'm at the cabin. Since I sew in the great room, I set it up close to where I am. When I'm home, it's a different story. My sewing room is upstairs in one of the smaller bedrooms. So the dilemma is finding a spot to put the design wall somewhat out of the way upstairs where I have easy access to it. I decided to put it up in our master bedroom, after I moved Mazey's bed and rearranged a couple of other things.
I started to assemble it myself so I could learn to do this quickly and easily when I take it to a workshop. What started out as a piece of cake, quickly deteriorated into a Lucille Ball-like skit. I assembled the entire design wall on our bed, (first major mistake) then tried to move it to a standing position (second huge mistake) since I have a four-poster bed and had to lift the entire wall up and over the posters. Keep in mind it is 6' x 6'. Before long, parts and pieces were flinging themselves around the room with Mazey in hot pursuit thinking she had a new chew toy.
To make a long story short, the next time, I will begin to assemble it on the floor, then tilt it to a standing position. Easy peasy when you follow the directions. I really do love it......once I get it upright.
Have a great weekend!