Another We did it Wednesday!

Another We did it Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

Sometimes I feel so accomplished when I do a Wednesday post and sometimes… not so much!  Then I start my post and realize, wow, I kinda kicked but! lol

I”ve been working on transforming a portion of my finished basement into a sewing studio – more on that to come… but I was super excited about getting my large design wall put together!

I must say I was delighted when the ‘boss’ showed up with this super large frame that he had salvaged!  (salvaged = fancy term for FREE and who doesn’t love FREE?)  Now, normally I would wonder what the heck would I do with a 6′ x 6′ frame and where the heck did one come from?  But not this time, there were no questions … I immediately knew it was going to be the frame of my new design wall!  Super excited – gone were my previous plans of batting/fleece wrapped foam board (which would have been equally fabulous but extra money I didn’t have) – a new plan was in place and I was motivated to get ‘er done!

The frame is so large it was hard to get a good pic – but it started out as a dark brown.  I laid it out on the floor with some newspaper and got to work painting it.

make a sewing design wall

I used a semi gloss paint in an Aqua color (Aqua Seacrest Spray from Walmart if you care to know) that I happened to have on hand from another UFO project.

repurposed design wall frame for quilting

Painting came out great and I was so happy not to have spilled a drop on the floor but you’ll have to take my word for it since I don’t have the pictures uploaded yet… but I’ll post pictures of it actually put together and on the wall coming up as soon as phase 2 is complete! :o)

Onto Sewing…

I got my February Block of the Month – Hexi Flower  listed on my site – if you’d like to follow along – each month I list the new ‘block’ FREE (there’s that word again!) on my site for the entire month – when the month is over I list the new block of month free and the previous one is still available on Craftsy!

Here is a pic of the February Block done in the english paper piecing method.

#2 february bom

#2 february bom

I’m also working on a row robin project with  my quilt guild.  I completed this row robin that I showed you in a previous WIP post

row robin quilt - row 1

row robin quilt – row 1

My row (above) was passed on to someone in my group and I received this super cute (all paper pieced) train row!  I’ve started to design a row that I will add on before it’s passed to the next quilter in the ‘robin’ group. This quilt is all about the building of the railroad and is supposed to ‘scream patriotism’ so my plan is to add red white and blue ‘smoke’ coming from the train… here is my first go at it…

train row for quilt

I used a dresden plate for cutting my smoke pieces…

train quilt row robin

Here is where I’m at now…  I still have to applique some stars on and who knows what else?

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Last but not least –

I made a some mittens and a little painted ‘sign’ for my musical ‘secret valentine’.

See the mitten gallery here.

Find the mitten pattern on Craftsy.

wool mittens from sweaters

painted musical notes

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