Monday, November 09, 2020

Design Wall Monday - a Summer Mystery

 This summer ( as in just a few months ago) my guild was looking at ways that we could all sew together remotely - and one of the ladies ( Sheree) decided to host a Mystery... of course I had to join in!!


Plus - she swore it used 5 inch squares ( remember my size 14 shoe box full of 5 inch squares?)  I just had to jump in.... and so I made all the blocks, trimmed them and put them on a stack... oh boy... that stack.... it hides things ALL THE TIME!!

But I found them - and now - they are up on my design wall!



You can also do this with them....
But I didn't have enough blocks to make it
*even* in its placing


I think the blocks are only 9 1/2 inches - so I will definitely have to add borders to get it up to a Quilt of Valor size. I am thinking of maybe adding some red in there somehow - you know - Patriotic it up a bit?

On the funny side - the time has changed - and you may remember , my husband has been working from home since March. With the time change, and him never leaving... my dog and I are getting all messed up on our timing - we are finding ourselves wondering why it is dark at 5pm and no one has opened the door yet ( you know - we used to wait on Dad to get home haha)  And then in the morning at 4:30 we are ready to go do chores.... its funny how much we structured our days based on everyone else coming and going..... 


Linking to:

Design Wall Monday

Monday Making

11 comments:

sue said...

Time changes with our dogs were the worst! It would take days to get straightened out! Maybe you could do some sashing or a border in red? I've been following you for ages but I think this is my first comment.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an awesome design, Alycia! It's too bad you didn't have enough blocks to make it work for your purpose. A tiny red flange or a small red stop border would look good. I'll be interested to see how you decide to "Patriotic it up a bit".

patty a. said...

I really like how you arranged the blocks in the first picture. It is going to make a fabulous quilt!

Pat said...

Too funny! My husband has worked from home the last 7 or 8 years and I NEVER know day, time or anything! I'm excited to see how you are going to turn your current project more QoV-ish! Im always on the look out for inspiration!

Nann said...

That is such a neat design -- one of those that you have to look at again, and then a third time, to figure out how the units fit together. We're having late-August temperatures in November -- combine that with the shortened daylight and that's confusing!

phylklos said...

Is it possible to share the pattern for the wonderful blue & grey block?
It really intrigues me. I think I could cut up some 5" squares.

Kat Scribner said...

A very interesting block, so many options.

WeedyMama said...

My first thought: needs some red.

Cats are the same. Set in their ways, as in, "Mom, why are you still in bed? it's breakfast time."

I never know what time, what day, what week, what month. Just an ol' fuddles.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I totally understand...a friend was to call me after work, and I texted her at 4:30 p.m. to ask if she had forgotten about me...then clueing in that it was only 4:30 p.m. It was so dark out, I thought it was hours later. LOL Hurry up Spring!!

Vicki W said...

That's going to be such a pretty quilt!

Kate said...

Love your color choices for the mystery quilt. Time change was harder this year. I think since we are staying home, it seems so much harder to get home in the dark. You can't enjoy a late evening walk. Hopefully everyone has adjusted since the change.