Monday, May 28, 2012

Design Wall May 28th, 2012

Thanks to all the Veteran's, active Military and their families for the freedoms we enjoy every day in the county.

I have been absent but lurking for quite some time.  No real reason.

I was lucky enough to be invited to fill in at a quilting retreat 2 weekends ago.  We went to Tonto Rim View Lodge in Christopher Creek, AZ from Thursday to Sunday.  We had lots of fun, great food, wonderful weather and lots and lots of sewing.  There were only 5 of us so we had extra space to spread out and plenty of design walls to use.  This is a new business and the hosts did a wonderful job making us feel welcome and special.

I made some changes to the border on this mystery quilt that I made with the Yahoo group Mystery Quilts 4 Military a few weeks ago.  I also pieced the backing.  This quilt will be going to Hospice of the Valley for one of their veteran patients.

I spent most of my time working on a quilt for our bed.  We have never had a quilt made specifically for us.  My DH and I each sleep with different amounts of covering so we have been using 2 mismatched lap quilts.  Since we did some remodeling and painting a few years ago, I have been motivated to have a nice quilt for us to share.

This is the lady of the lake block.  I was inspired by Bonnie Hunter's Lady of Lake Erie pattern in Quiltmaker Magazine.

I am using Moda's Rites of Spring a group of fabrics I think are from 2005/2006.  I have been looking for additional pieces and have had a little luck.  I'm still looking for more if you have any you'd like to sell.  I am about 1/3 of the way through the blocks.  Our bed used to be a water bed but we now have an air mattress in the wooden frame.  So even though it is a king sized mattress, the quilt will probably be queen size with no borders.

Check out the rest of the design wall posts at Patchwork Times.


  1. Both quilt are looking great. I have thought some day I should make a lady of the lake quilt. On the Quilter's Bucket list you could say.

  2. Both of your projects look fantastic! :) Glad I found you from JudyL's design wall Monday linky.

    Love from Indiana! ~bonnie