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Monday, January 27, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This week I was hoping to have a
completed quilt top to show
But...
This Missouri Crossing
is a frustrating block for me
to make.


I don't know if it is me
or the block
but I can't seem to get the pieces where I want them to be.
(It is me!! :D)

Lots of trimming
but they are coming together.


This isn't quite half the blocks for the top.

Slow and steady wins the race.
(I'm not a slow and steady kind of person, but sometimes....)

THEN....
Look what I found!


"Santa's Toile"

For the backing!
This is going to be a Christmas Quilt
so....
How perfect!!
(AND it was $5/yard!!)
Christmas in January...
Gotta Love it!!

Visit Judy at Patchwork Times
to be inspired.

Happy Quilting!

12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh goodness those are gorgeous blocks and the setting is so pretty. Bonus is the adorable toile and the price!!! Certainly a Happy Christmas quilt in progress.

katyquilts said...

This is a tricky block but it is gorgeous! I LOVE this quilt. Great backing fabric too!

Libby Smith said...

Just looking at the overall quilt, I would have thought the "waves" were a sashing rather than through the middle of the block. Nice to be able to see how it goes together. You're doing a great job and the backing fabric -- WOWSA!

Rhonda said...

I'm not the slow and steady kind either but you are doing a fantastic job with those blocks....and your find for the backing.......priceless!!!!!

momajo said...

I like your blocks and quilt top! The backing is a great plus to find. serndippity sometimes happens!

quilty mama said...

Love the blocks and the backing is perfect!

Sue Daurio said...

That is a beautiful quilt, and that backing was definitely calling your name. Great find.

Podunk Pretties said...

I must agree with everyone else, PERFECT!

Laurie said...

This is a fabulous quilt. The colors are so crisp and bright and the back is perfect! Good work.

Karen Rowland said...

I agree that this is a fabulous quilt. Finding that fabric for the back must have meant to be.

Sharon - IN said...

Your quilt top is turning out lovely! And the scrap pile is pretty too! And the back! Perfect find!

Bonnie said...

That quilt is going to be great and I think you have found the perfect backing ... wait are you going to use for binding too?or maybe the red? I'm planning some Super Bowl Sunday fabric shopping --- let's hear it for fabric sales.