Monday, March 16, 2015

Design wall Monday....

I've had these guys going as my leader and ender project at the machine as I am sewing other things. These were the 6.5 inch blocks from last year's Tuesday posts - the Civil War Sampler blocks in blue, maroon and cream. I decided to use up some cream sashing I had cut and decided not to use on another project and then went with the solid blue for the cornerstones. A few seams get sewn here and there and it is making great progress.

Emily had to make a leprechaun trap for school and it went in today to see if they can catch any leprechauns tomorrow! The two coins are actually on  a trap door (Daddy helped with that since I kept forgetting to get popsicle sticks for a ladder!) so hopefully he will be tempted to go up the slide (because he loves yellow, green and lots of glitter Mom!) and fall into the trap! I wonder if he will tinkle in our bathroom again this year leaving some green pee? Doesn't that leprechaun know how to flush? Time will tell......

Oh - for those wondering, the Hugs and Kisses quilt stopped crying yesterday as I put a few stitches in it last night and it is much happier now with 25 blocks completed out of 49. Think I can do the last 24 blocks in the next 24 days? That is my challenge to myself (and to get the pins out of most of it before it gets way too humid down here!).
Off to vacuum and dust before my parents arrive back and I have to go get the kids from school. 


  1. Love the leprechaun trap. Don't you just love finishing up what was begun a time before? The Civil War Sampler is looking good. The cream sash and blue cornerstone frames and offset each of those wonderful blocks well.

  2. That's a terrific Leaders & Enders project. Good luck with the Leprechaun catching!

  3. Those leprechauns are mighty hard to catch! Great progress on your quilt! Good luck with your chalenge. So gad to hear the crying has stopped.

  4. Good luck on your challenge ... I can't wait to see it all quilted. And I like your Civil War Sampler ... those colors are my favorites! And good luck with catching a leprechaun.