Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new week and what that means for me is blogging about what is on my design wall.  I am the owner of a Yahoo Group called SBS & Other Elm Creek Quilts (SBS is short for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler).  The members of my group are all focused on finishing their Sylvia's Bridal Samplers in addition to working on others Elm Creek Quilts.

Beginning in April of last year, 17 members got together to sew 'Christmas Greetings from Elm Creek Manor' as a BOM.  Here we are almost 1 year later, and I am happy to say that I stayed on track with this project and next month will sew the final block.  Yesterday I got out all of my blocks and medallion and started sewing on the sashings.  It went a lot faster than I thought it would, and I have to say that I'm pleased with how this quilt is coming together.  Here is what is on my design wall this morning:

Christmas Greetings from Elm Creek Manor
Pattern by Jennifer Chiaverini
More Elm Creek Quilts
by Jennifer Chiaverini
I cut and sewed the sashing strips for in between the blocks and still need to add more sahing strips in between the rows as well as around the outside.  The final task will be to sew all of the border blocks together and then sew onto the quilt top.

I have always admired this quilt and happy to add it to my collection.  I will use it as a wall hanging each Christmas.  The quilt is from Jennifer Chiaverini's pattern book, More Elm Creek Quilts.

My Yahoo group has also done other patterns from this book including The New Years Quilt (featured on front cover), Lucinda's Gift and Mill Girls.

This year we will be beginning a brand new pattern to sew as a BOM (block of the month).  Connie Boulay is the coordinator of our BOMs, and I know she will come up with something beautiful.

So, what's on your design wall this Monday?  I enjoy reading your comments, and it's also fun to read about what other quilters are working on.  Have a great week!

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