On my design wall

Finally I have something new to show you. I finished all the blocks for Keith’s quilt this weekend and am in the process of assembling it.

It’s from the book Happy Hour Quilts and it’s perfect for these flannels.

Assembling tops are my least favorite thing but I’ve got this almost halfway done and I’ll work on it on and off over the next day or two….it also has one border but hopefully I’ll get it done before the weekend.

Other tasks today are trimming quilts and getting a couple boxes packed for shipping and working with the electrician to figure out why we have a breaker that keeps popping.

Turns out we had a hall light that went bad and had to be replaced — Luckily I hadn’t yet thrown away the light from the upstairs bedroom where I put the ceiling fan in a week or two ago. Of course, trash goes out tomorrow so just one day later and I would have had to go buy a new light. This one is way fancier and brighter than the one that was there which is nice since it’s right outside the laundry closet.

15 thoughts on “On my design wall

  1. Laurie

    WOW! This is beautiful – it really caught my eye! I’ll have to check this pattern book out for sure 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!!

  2. Debbie

    The quilt looks great. Flannel, too! Keith will be warm and toasty.

    You have great taste, Mary. I have the same light in my hallway.

  3. TerriW

    Love the Happy Hour quilt! I made a two of these a couple of years ago and they came out great. One of my favorite contemporary patterns!

  4. Flatlander (Linda)

    Any tips for sewing on flannel? I have some in my stash but haven’t tried anything with it yet. A quilt retreat is coming up so perhaps this is the time. Heard that using your walking foot was key … what about stitch length (shorten it)?? Words of wisdom always appreciated!

  5. Karen

    Mary, after seeing this quilt, I definitely want to make one for my hubby who always seems to be chilly! Now, if I can just get some of my current projects done!

    Thanks for the pictures.


  6. kwiltnkats

    If keeping your blocks together makes for not liking to assemble the top…give Bonnie Hunters webbing the top process a try. I think it’s like the second to the last chapter of a good book.

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