Monday, August 1, 2022

On My Design Wall

I spent several hours this past weekend starting to assemble my Desert Sunset quilt. As a reminder, this was my original plan.

It's probably no surprise to some of you that it was a mistake to cut strips out of all the fabrics before I even started sewing because once I laid them out some didn't look good together. It's discouraging that fabric scans are so far off from the actual colors of the fabric. I have created way too many scraps so far; this has been a very wasteful project. On the bright side, next month's rainbow scrap challenge color is Orange so I will be set to make those blocks without even pulling out my orange scrap bin. LOL

This is how much I got finished over the weekend before I had to turn my attention to straightening in anticipation of the house cleaner's visit.

It took me about a day of futzing around with my EQ design to convert it into SVG files that could be cut out on my Cricut. This time it surely would have been faster to just cut it by hand, but I was trying to learn how to create SVGs in my ProStitcher Studio software.

I finally managed to get the Aged Elegance flimsy on the long arm and Jeff started quilting it.
For the next week my goals are:
  1. Finish assembling the center star of the Desert Sunset quilt (not including all the borders).
  2. Start making my orange RSC blocks.
  3. Assemble a backing for the Graceful Moments Flimsy.


  1. Hi Sharon, I love your plan - I hope that you'll be able to figure out how to make it happen, even if it's with different fabrics. There is always a bright side to a wasteful project - your orange fabric is ready for the monthly blocks.

  2. Beautiful color combo--orange and purple always looks like a grand sunset together. Love the quilt on the rails too.

  3. Your Desert Sunset Quilt is just stunning!

  4. I really relate to cutting too soon - I just put a bunch of cuts into my "strings" scrap bin. Those orange blocks are beautiful. Does Jeff know how to load the quilt, or does he just quilt on the longarm?
    Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

    1. Jeff always wants me to load the quilts for him. But I just got red snappers so that's a little easier/faster now.

  5. What a spectacular design. I am sure it will be absolutely gorgeous when done, the current speedbumps notwithstanding.