Monday, August 11, 2014

Design Wall Monday 8/11/14

For the first time in weeks, I have a completely finished quilt to show! Woohoo!!

This is the Musical Stars baby quilt. Two musician friends, a trumpeter and a viola player, are expecting a baby in October. These two fabrics, spotted by my husband when we were in a quilt shop a few months ago, were the starting point for the whole quilt.

The quilt top and the backing were pieced in a very short time in July, but it took longer for me to get around to doing the quilting. I got that done last week, then finished up the binding on Saturday. The quilting is very simple, mostly stitch-in-the-ditch. The quilt just needs to be washed up, then we can present it to the parents.

Musical Stars baby quilt
37" square

Musical Stars baby quilt back
Also on my design wall this week is the center area of my scrappy green Crossroads quilt. There are 12 blocks that finish at 12" each, all joined together and waiting for borders. I have figured out a plan for the borders and hope to get them done in the next few days.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times where you can see all sorts of amazing quilting inspiration!  On Friday I will also link up to "Let's Make Baby Quilts!" at Michelle's Romantic Tangle.

Julie in GA


  1. What a wonderful gift for your musician friends! I'm sure they will treasure it. Your green crossroads quilt is looking great, too!

  2. Musical stars turned out beautifully. I bet the new parents love it. Crossroads is looking good too.

  3. Musical Stars is cute. I can see how you would be inspired by those fabrics that are perfect for the new parents. Wonder what baby will play!

  4. Very nice finish this month. My son plays the trumpet and he would love a quilt made out of this fabric. I'm sure the new parents love it too. <3

  5. That's wonderful - especially the backing fabric!


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