Monday, October 31, 2011

Design Wall / BOM's Away Monday

Happy Halloween....I hope you are having a spooktacular day! This picture was taken at the Washington State Quilter's show entrance in Spokane, last year.

So, on my design wall are my placemats. These hearts were cut using a Go! Baby. I've got the tops finished, just need to quilt them now. Wondering if I should back them with black or white. If I do white, then white thread for some quilting would work nicely, but if I put black on the back...then the thread choice becomes a bigger question.

I want to make some progress on my 'Oddie's Wild Nature' quilt using blocks adapted from some June Jaeger designs and Ryan McKenna. This is a June Jaeger one. I'll consider this as a BOM's Away Monday category project just because each block is so different. The eye is cut out and it just placed perfectly to really look like an eye using the background fabric coming through! Yeah! June's pattern is done as a silhouette, but I'm doing mine more real life. My husband and I actually saw elk during mating season one year. Well heard them more than saw them, but we saw them in a deep forest setting, so I thought this background was perfect for how we have experienced the wild.

I also did some browsing this last week and discovered what the Skill Builder Sampler is all about. I've been watching Lee @ Freshly Pieced do hers and wasn't interested in participating until I saw the button. Amazing what will inspire us, right? Have you seen this? I've got a really cool idea and think I just might try to jump in on this project.

I'm going to try to start writing blog entries that aren't just 'status' related on Friday's, so I hope you'll check out my blog entry from last Friday if you aren't a regular follower.

Ireland!! Deadline extended to Nov. 1 **** TOMORROW !! **** for full-payment discount. Join me on a fabulous adventure in Ireland, June 5-15, 2012.

McCall's voting is still happening, vote for your favorite once a day through Nov. 8. Don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom of the voting page. Thanks so much!!

Linkups are indexed with more Design Walls @ Patchwork Times.
Linkups are indexed with more BOM's Away @ WhataHootQuilts.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Halloween back at ya! Love the Oddie's project. (voted again, too) :D

    Oh, and I just have to say this because I hear it every time a new person looks at my Beachwalk sand castle block on the wall:

    Do you know the antlers are hanging off the edge? (heee - like we wouldn't have noticed that. . . )