Monday, December 5, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 12/5/11

I know that it has been a few weeks since I reported that I'd found my design wall while unpacking some boxes.  I was hoping to participate in JudyL's Design Wall linky long before now - but wouldn't ya know it, I couldn't find the digital camera! Then when I did the battery was dead.... so I charged it up and then I forgot about my sewing room... and then... just now this weekend I remembered!  Here's just a little of what I have to share.
I know it doesn't look like much of anything. But to me it is! It's a reference guide to two of my quilts in progress.  I'm pretty sure I told you about "borrowing" a few Priority Mail cardboard boxes from the PO before I left Texas.  Yes, in each one I put a different quilt that I was working on - they're all I plan to work on during our year of renting this home.  Everything else can remain packed up until time to move again.  There were about 7 or 8 priority boxes which will keep me busy until the time comes...

Well since I couldn't find my Scraps & Shirttails book to look up what size parts & how many I need to make a few more "Hand Me Downs" blocks - it just made sense to hang up a part of that quilt in the top right corner to use as a reference guide.  You'll also see a few red/green "Star Struck" blocks as I've been using those units as Leader/Enders lately.
Hand Me Down Blocks sitting by the machine pressed and ready to join up.

But the main project I've been focused on is the denium - if that were the only things on my design wall when I took the photo I'd almost guarantee NO ONE would double click on my Mr. Linky photo b/c it would appear so BORING!  haha but I guarantee when it's done it won't be boring at all! :)

A few of my facebook friends helped me go on a nation wide search for a magazine with this Tic-Tac-Toe project in it.  I'm hoping to make several of them next year to give as Birthday gifts, but for my first one - I'd like it to go to my very own 7 year old "Tic-tac-toe QUEEN, Nora!" :)    Yep, she's that good at playing the game and loves to challenge anyone!!

and you wanna know something pretty cool...  not only is this project cheap as in I didn't have to buy anything - but the denium I'm using are a pair of my Daddy's denim coveralls and a light denim shirt that was his and doesn't fit him anymore. :)
I'm looking forward to her taking this game set with her during Christmas Break and challenging him to a game of Tic-Tac-Toe made from his shirt and coveralls!  He was the one that taught her this game a few years ago and would let her win.... he'll be lucky to score a CAT with her now that she's older and wiser. lol

Until then...

Love from Indiana!


  1. Ha! I love that you call it "CAT"!! I call it that and my husband looks at me like I'm nuts!! Must be a KY thing!!
    If you want me to send you the measurements from scraps and shirt tails - mines sitting on my bedside table. I was just thumbing through it last night. I'd be happy to!
    I may actually participate in the linky this week!! I don't have a design wall, but I do have blocks all over my floor right now!! Lol!!

  2. Congrats on finding your sewing room again! Lots of good stuff up on the wall. Great reuse of denim--your girl should love whipping her grandpa in a game :)

  3. Adorable tick tac toe. What a great gift idea. You could play by tosskn beanbags or the regular way. Lots of fun Bonnie inspired projects going on. Can't find better inspiration than that

  4. Can't wait to see what that ends up to be!


  5. Lots of fun things going on. The temporary feeling of waiting for a move can stop progress, but you've got a great plan. Glad you got your camera working this was a fun peek at what you are working on!

  6. Can you share which magazine the pattern was in? I just made a board and was trying to figure out how to make the x's and o's. THANKS!


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