Monday, May 31, 2021

Design Wall Monday 5/31/2021

Happy Memorial Day to all in the U.S. We are enjoying the holiday weekend at home, avoiding the craziness at the airport and on the roads. We live very near the Atlanta airport, and there has been a definite increase in plane traffic there over the past few weeks/months. 

We aren't travelling this weekend, but we have been doing some socializing. It is such a treat to gather with friends and neighbors again! We enjoyed an evening with a group of neighbors on Saturday, followed by a cookout with my former coworkers on Sunday afternoon. I was exhausted by the end of it all, but so happy to see everyone again!

In honor of Memorial Day, I decided to pull out one of my red, white & blue quilt projects. These blocks were made as part of the original Moda Blockheads Quilt-Along, which ran from March, 2017 through early 2018. I didn't start making the blocks until June of 2017, and I worked on them very sporadically for a couple of years. There were patterns included for 48 different blocks, and I ended making 36 or 37 of them.

I pulled out some fabrics from my stash as options for sashing the blocks. I found two that worked well together and got right to work. Yesterday I finished joining all the blocks and sashing units together into this quilt top.

This currently measures about 48" x 65". I'm thinking about adding a border or two to make it a little bigger. I have very little of the blue sashing fabric left, but plenty of the pale stripe. I need to do another dig through the RWB collection and see if there is anything else that would work with this.

The blocks in the quilt all finish at 6". Some of them were fairly simple to piece, others were very intricate. Here are some of my favorites.

This last block is my favorite one in the whole quilt. It is called "Double Delight Star" by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters. I liked this block pattern so much that I made a whole quilt of 12" blocks using this design. You can see my Musical Stars quilt HERE.

Linking up with:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. LOVE LOVE the sashing layout in this quilt !

  2. Such lovely work on this one--I also love that sashing fabric and the RWB stripes...great setting...Happy Memorial Day to you and yours, [We pause to remember...] hugs, Julierose

  3. Everything is so perfect and goes together so well! I love the sashing design especially.

  4. Oh wow!! I Love how you set those blocks!!! That is a cool quilt!!!

  5. Super fun setting and a very festive quilt top, Julie!!

  6. I am intrigued with how you did the sashings. Looks like a cornerstone in some blocks and others that were just a frame. I love the effect !

  7. Oh by the way - it is a beautiful setting and quilt - love the colors -

  8. Hi,
    Awesome the border.
    Have a great day!

  9. Lovely work! I find the sashing and setting really interesting! I may have to try that.

  10. Love the sashing you did on this quilt! A small red inner border with a larger navy outer border might compliment your center nicely. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

  11. Love the way you sashed and set these together. You picked some great colors. Hope you can find something in the stash to work for the borders.

  12. I’m fascinated by the dashing and can’t figure it out! How did I you do it? Or maybe my brain is too tired from the work week to see how it was done. I love it.

    1. Got it! Looked at the close up after giving my brain a rest. Great way to sash it!

  13. Good job of getting a stack of blocks into a lovely setting and getting it all sewn. I sure hope you have something to make a border of in your stash. I can understand how actually socializing again will be tiring. But, isn't it fun to interact with people again?


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