Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday–October 14, 2013

My design wall still has the spool quilt top on it.


But I have another design wall.


This one was taken at Tiny Stitches yesterday during the first meeting of our Bonnie Hunter Club.  We had about 15-16 people join so far and start getting their scraps under control.  Although I led the group, I certainly can’t say that my scraps are under control.  We talked about the Scrap Users System that Bonnie uses and shared how we sort and save scraps.  Several people brought scraps and stayed to cut them into strips and squares.  We also talked about the upcoming mystery quilt and have decided to have somewhat of a mystery support group as part of the club.  By the next meeting, the fabric requirements for the mystery will be out and we will talk about perhaps sharing fabric so everyone will have a bigger selection to work from.

We also talked about using the Fly Lady system of setting your timer for 15 minutes and cutting up strips and squares – kind of like eating an elephant one bite at a time.  I spent about 20 minutes today taking one bite and cut some bowtie kits for my leader/ender quilt and a few strips and squares for my containers.  It felt good to start on getting it under control.

We also decided to do Scrappy Trips, which is why my few blocks are on the design wall.  This are the blocks I made last summer and I have 26 done.  I have decided I want to make it large enough for my bed, which I can do with 36 blocks and borders or a lot more blocks without borders.  Borders are sounding good.  This quilt is all batiks.  Lots and lots of batiks.  I have lots more batik strips in my 2 1/2 inch strip container.

I really want to make another one using random strips, but having a common center for each – not the same fabric but the same color.  Need to get this one done first.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times and check them out.



  1. I love the idea of your Bonnie Hunter Club. My LQS wouldn't let me do that, I have to pick commercial patterns for our projects. On the bright side we still have a group that meets monthly.
    I love the idea of applying Fly Lady 15 minutes to cutting scraps.

  2. Oooh! A Bonnie Hunter Club would be such fun! (Well, besides the Quiltville Yahoo group, which is a virtual Bonnie Hunter Club.) True, your scraps may not be completely under control, but you know how to subdue them if you need to. Your batik blocks look promising...amazing how all batiks just go with one another.

  3. Love your Spools quilt! Very colorful. Fun Scrappy Trip blocks. I just started one of those myself, they are addictive!

  4. you like scrappy quilts, you won't be able to resist a scrappy trip quilt!

  5. What a great idea, a Bonnie Hunter Club. Wish I lived closer, I would love to join. I need to learn how to use my scraps so the containers don't overflow. :-)


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