Monday, September 07, 2009

Walls- Design and Otherwise

So it' another design wall Monday. That lonely little ring has been joined by two others to make what will be a nice table runner.

I am getting better at sewing the curves and I never though I would say this, but DWR seems to be fairly forgiving when it comes to points not being exact. What would be a glaring oops in a 4-patch seems a bit less obvious in this design. Maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part. All that’s left is to decide on the fabric placement and start working on Shelby’s quilt for real.

A few people have asked about the Inklingo that I am using for this quilt. It really is a wonderful system/program/tool…whatever you want to call it. If you want all the details, go to the website at there are several free downloads that will give you the full “Inklingo Experience” and start you down the road to addiction productivity. I will try and post the steps as I go through making this quilt. I may need all the support I can get. The thought of 121 rings is still a little intimidating.

The other wall in this discussion is the outside wall of the store. I have a SIGN. Finally, after 2 years in this building, people will know for sure they are in the right place. I had the banner made when I first opened, but it didn’t show up well against the white building and was getting beaten up in the wind. I painted all those quilt blocks and to tell youth truth it would have been way faster to piece them from fabric! I think it looks pretty good. You don’t want to look too closely though.

Well, back to work- I still have tons of customer quilts to work on plus my projects. That’s why they call it Labor Day right?

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!