Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday Aftermath


This is my design wall today.  The frog quilt is still up there because I haven't gotten around to sewing together the backing pieces.

I don't know why, but it seems much harder to piece the backing than it does to piece any kind of block.

I didn't participate in Design Wall Monday last week because my wall was the same as the week before and I didn't think we needed more shots of the frog-quilt-in-progress.  But this week, a couple of blocks have joined the frog quilt top.  They are from my First Thursday Piecers Group (from now on referred to as "2011 BOM Group").

We are using this book. Because of another engagement, I skipped the meeting when it was decided.  It seems to be a pretty good book -- some of the blocks are easy and some more challenging.  Because the people in this group run the gamut from beginners to advanced, I think it's a good choice.   I like that this book contains a number of different layouts and instructions.

So I couldn't wait until next year (or until I finished this year's) and started a couple of blocks.  I'm still playing around with the background on the bottom two.

To see other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

16 comments:

Tamera said...

I love all the bright colors! Your frog quilt is just so darn cute!

Kathie said...

Love the green quilt. Backings seem to hold me up also on getting things done and I don't know why.

Diane said...

kewl blocks!

Charlene S said...

I still love the froggy quilt. I also like the first quilt block with the black and flying geese.

Chris said...

The frog quilt is still one of my favorites.

QuiltSwissy said...

The frog quilt is outstanding! Love the colors
glen

Teaquilts said...

Love your blocks and with the navy background is so pretty. Your frog log cabin quilt is great too.

Pieces of Time said...

Your design wall brightens my day.
Jane

Quilter Kathy said...

Yes...piecing a backing is torture for me, even though it's the same sewing skills. I think it's just dealing with the size of the pieces and the boringness of it that I dislike.

AnnieO said...

Sewing plain backings is boring. That's why I usually do pieced ones! Hope you get inspired to get it over with so the frogs can get hopping.

Jo said...

I'm not good at getting the backings together right away. Sometimes I just like to enjoy the top for a bit. You frogs are CUTE and your new BOM is a nice pick.

Mary-Kay said...

I love the frog quilt, the colours are beautiful. And those other blocks witht eh black background are stunning. It's going to be a real show stopper.

Kate said...

Pretty, pretty BOM blocks, love the dark background. The back always seems harder because the pieces are so much bigger (at least they are for me).

Gari said...

What a great idea, to do BOMs from a book. And I like the idea of having easy and hard blocks so everyone can be challenged. Your blocks are looking great.

Melinda said...

Love the bright colors!

Perry said...

I like your frog quilt. The colors are terrific. The BOM you have started does look challenging. Will enjoy watching it come together.