Design Wall Monday……..

Our eldest grandson will be graduating from high-school this Spring so the special quilt is in the designing stage (bits and pieces….subject to constant rearrangement!). No, I don’t use graph paper or EQ or some such. I have an idea floating in my head and it comes together with the fabric I have (or purchased). GS is an avid hunter….shotgun/black powder/bow, so the theme is an obvious one. The blocks I hope to use will reflect such also (“flying geese”,etc). I will be working out from a center panel that conveys the hunting/outdoors idea perfectly……….





Definitely, a work in progress but enjoying the journey!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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25 Responses to Design Wall Monday……..

  1. He is so going to love this quilt. My grandma made quilts for each of her 40 some grandchildren upon their high school graduations. Hers were not nearly as fancy as yours, but appreciated none-the-less. She has been gone nearly 25 years already, but I am still using those beloved quilts she stitched.

  2. JoAnn says:

    This looks great. I like the fabric choices. He is one lucky grandso.

  3. Great fabrics – I’m sure he will treasure it always! 🙂

  4. Pat says:

    What a beautiful graduation quilt this will be! He will know you’ve made it specially for him with your fall/hunting themed fabrics. If he’s like my son, he’ll take it along to college, but then put it in his closet because he doesn’t want anything to happen to it!

  5. mtetar says:

    This is gift to last a long time. A Great Keepsake as well as a Memorabilia in the future. Your work, ideas, style, and craftsmanship are all soooooo unique. This is certainly a gift with so much love put into it, and for someone very BLESSED to receive it. Be Blessed, D!

  6. 2 of my 3 grandsons are graduating in June, guess I had better get busy. Your quilt looks great and I am sure will be much appreciated and treasured.

  7. I love that center panel. I used one (similar, but the exact same) for a panel I made for our “cabin”. I took a simpler road and just added some brown borders. Can’t wait to see what all you add for borders. Good Job!

    • treadlemusic says:

      The gal I had gotten this panel from had purchased the “end of the bolt” containing 4 total. She has used one and sold the others (one to me). It is flannel and her entire quilt is flannel…..way too heavy for GS! Am going with cottons for the other blocks to keep the “warmth factor” in check! Would love to see yours! Will plan a visit your direction. Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Hugs, Doreen

  8. Jeanne says:

    The panel looks perfect! I too design from an image in my head. Sometimes it would be nice to have EQ but I do lots of thinking while doing other things so it all works out. I can’t wait to see how you finish this. This young man will love it!

    • treadlemusic says:

      The EQ program/software intrigues me but I really don’t want to depend on the ‘puter any more than I already do. Besides, I really learn a lot working through my ideas (from head to paper to fabric!!).

  9. kaholly says:

    It’s wonderful. He’s a lucky young man! I’ve resisted the EQ program, too.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thanks so much for the sweet encouraging words! I am sure EQ has a place but I need to keep this old mind moving!! LOL! I think there are many like us out there!!!! Hugs, Doreen

  10. Beautiful panel. Looks great so far!

    • treadlemusic says:

      The top is very close to finished. The challenge comes when I run out of a ‘key’ fabric (which I have). That’s really when the creativity/flexibility has to kick in!!! On to sandwiching and quilting a couple of QOV for the guild I belong to…..they make tops and there are 2 of us who do the final steps. Great to have you stop by!! Hugs……

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