Monday, 3 August 2015

Holiday (Design Wall) Monday

Most of the provinces in Canada are enjoying a holiday Monday today. It is called by many names. In Ontario, we call it Civic Holiday. Don't know what it's for exactly, but I know exactly how to enjoy it : SEWING SESSIONS lol.

So today, I have on the wall / floor / table / whatever (yes, I am all over the place lol) my "Shakespeare in the Park" (designed by Judy Martin) work in progress.

Shakespeare on the wall
All the 25 Snail Trail Blocks needed for the quilt are done.  Yeah!
Snails on the floor
I am now working on the big stars. I have 3 done and 5 more to go. I have picked the pieces needed for each and they are now patiently waiting their turn at the sewing machine. Seam ripper is standing by too. (Should I find this funny? No, probably not.) I am lol anyway!
Stars on the table
Having those blocks finished or at least organized, it leaves me with a lot, I mean a LOT of cut triangles. Don't know if you can tell by this picture but these piles are thick!! You know it won't go to waste as these pieces are big (from 4 to 7 inches) so some will be cut down to build the little stars, even though most of the fabric for those is already cut too.

Most will go into the triangle scrap bin. You don't have to be a fortune teller to predict a HST quilt in my future lol. (Probably blue.)

It is nice to have only the a, b, c, and d pieces by my sewing machine after the mess that reigned there for so long.

Hopefully I can finish these this week. It is still raining here and my bones are not in the mood for sewing. (too bad for them because I am lol!)

Care to show us what you are up to? Join us at Judy's place: Patchwork Times for more Monday fun.

Until next time ...



  1. This is going to be a fabulous quilt!! Love the blues.
    That quilt is STILL on my bucket list!!! Maybe one day!

  2. I started Shakespeare in the Park several years ago, but got frustrated because my blocks weren't coming out the right size. I may try again but paper piece it. Can't wait to see yours complete! It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

  3. Oh My I love your scrappy quilt! I can see where it would be a lot of work getting pieces cut and organized but it is going to be so well worth it!

  4. It is a great combination of blocks--clever of her. Love the varied blues you are using. I'm going to pencil it onto my list of quilts to make before I die, thus extending my life expectancy by another few years. It will have to be 300 for what is there now.

  5. Wow, a lot of work getting everything cut and ready to sew, but oh my, it's definitely going to be worth it. And think of all the uses for those leftover HSTs! Swoon!

  6. sooo the SITP....i made her shenandoah log cabin in blues/'s my favorite color!

  7. Loving this so much Chantal! xx

  8. Both of these quilts are really beautiful Chantal. You are so good at sewing the blocks together. Blue is my favourite colour.


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