Designing Quilts

Williamsburg Beauty

Designing Quilts can be both frustrating and fun.  And you find more fabric on the shelves then you remember you had!!  I spent most of yesterday trying this and that with Williamsburg Beauty and ended up with piles of fabric all over the place.  I found a whole bundle that I had got from Craftsy on sale last year that I had not used – 7 one yard pieces that came in one bundle Riley Blake “French Courtyard some of these pieces or all of them could be used in this quilt!  I had to pull them off the shelf and start to look through them.


I like that stripe print – but with two one yard pieces of slightly different colors will it work – we will see! Stay tuned LOL – the hexies will wait until I get further I do believe I want to play with the next border first and see how it will all tie in together.  That is the trouble with designing as you  go – well it work or won’t it and are you willing to change things up.  This was once on a clearance sale that I got for about $5 a yard.


More pulled from the project box that was set aside to use for this quilt – what do I have?


And the table is a mess once again.


The Halloween Cat that Melanie was making a couple weeks ago is finished.  It turned out really cute – it is for Aniya.

halloween cat

Craftsy is having a sale on supplies – this sale ends October 16 at midnight.  You will find that since they redid their web page and from the many sales they have had over the last six months or so that  a lot of products are out of stock.  I read an article on line that said that Craftsy is switching more over to their own line of fabric and yarn – I have a feeling before the end of the year they will be restocking and surprising us all with what they have come up with.  I have been asked how do you order so that the  commission from the sale comes to me —  You just click on the Craftsy ad on the top of the right side bar or on the word Craftsy at the top of this paragraph the code for me is embedded in them and I am credited with the small commission – it cost you nothing.  And I do thank you! The small amount of money I make pays for my quilting habit and of course helps our retirement budget now that Mike is done with his contract job and back to being full time retired once again.

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8 comments… add one
  • Kaholly Oct 15, 2016

    Ahhh, the lament of a scrappy quilter!bet it comes out great, like ALL your quilts! XO
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    • Karen Oct 15, 2016

      I sure hope it will

  • Teri Dingler Oct 15, 2016

    Funny…I was pulling fabric the other day also! Ha! I wasn’t designing but will be making from the cutest pattern- it will be for our camper bed- it has vintage campers in each block and a grandpa and agandma for a block! So cute!! It has a family too but it’s just us two that go and our dog which will be added! I got all my scraps cut to manageable sizes and will be using those instead for a scrappy vintage look! Can’t wait to see your Williamsburg finished and I do need to get some supplies so I will be shopping at Craftsy!

    • Karen Oct 15, 2016

      I have seen several camper patterns lately – I’ve been tempted to make one for the camper but most of our camper walls are covered with windows and cabinets, I would need to make a small one for sure

  • Deb Oct 15, 2016

    Melanie’s cross stitch is so darn cute! 🙂
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    • Karen Oct 15, 2016

      isn’t it though, I love how she does this work and Aniya sure claimed this one fast as hers when she saw what she was making

  • Marianne Oct 15, 2016

    The trouble with medallion quilts is that they get bigger. I pull out my fabrics and find I don’t have enough of something that has been lurking in the pile but would be just perfect for the next border. Then I surf around for more and think, well, I’d better get plenty just in case. This is how I end up with a fabric that seems to show up in every subsequent quilt for a while! Or the preferred fabric is out of print, so I have to surf around for something similar. It’s an endless cycle! I have found etsy to be a great source of these out of print fabrics BTW. Glad to see someone else’s sewing room gets messy in the sorting process!

    • Karen Oct 15, 2016

      I’m not intending to buy more fabric for this quilt – for this quilt I think I have plenty of the shelves – now of course I always check through the Craftsy clearance pages LOL – that is where I find my good deals!!

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