Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Design Floor

Here's whats on my design floor today. It's the beginnings of a tree skirt for my sister. This is my design. The ornaments are now fused to the cut out sections. Next I will machine applique around all of them. I also add a hanging ribbon so they are not just floating in space. Then I add a couple of borders to each section and sew them all together. Check out more projects over at Judy's blog.
 I was able to finish the block tote that I started last week and used it on Saturday. I am a little worried about the blocks falling out and am trying to decide if I should add some kind of fasteners to the sides or maybe a pocket on the inside to hold the blocks more securely. Not sure yet which I will do...still thinking.

 Also if you follow my blog you know that my daughter, Jessica, is one of the design finalist in the Connecting Threads contest. Today they have a nice post about her and you can see her completed designs. Here's a link. As I've said before I'm so proud of her!

8 comments:

Jen said...

Love your ornaments. They are so fancy :) I followed the link to your daughter's designs. You should be proud! That is a gorgeous set of fabrics and she sounds like she loves desinging! Best of luck to her!

LesQuilts said...

Hi!
Sweet P Quilting, Paulette, had a picture of a block butler made by someone else, and they added 2 buttons on each side of the right side of the butler (when folded up) and then elastic sewed to each side of the back, so the elastic would loop to the front of the butler, held by the buttons. I think the elastic could be made from smaller covered hair elastics bands.
Great tree skirt and block butler!
Take care, Leslie

Lynne said...

I love your daughter's designs and I really hope she wins. I would buy her fabric like a shot.

Myra said...

Tree skirt is going to be wonderful! Wonderful ornaments! Your block carrier is great, and rightly so to be proud of Jessica!! Wonderful designs...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great tree skirt design Jill! Congratulations on your talented daughters recognition.

Sandy said...

I received my Santa Swap presents. Thanks, I wish I hadn't agreed to wait until December. I'm a curious person !!!

Ivory Spring said...

WOW! What beautiful projects, Jill! I love the tree skirt applique.

Connie said...

This is really going to be a beautiful tree skirt!