Design Wall Monday

I had a lovely weekend with the family that lives here in town. And yesterday I got a bit of sewing done as well. Have you seen the One Hour Baskets everyone seems to be making? KelbySews has offered a free tutorial and you can find all the details here. It is a great pattern, very easy to follow. Here is my version. 

This will be part of a gift. The pattern called for fusible fleece but I didn’t have any so I quilted the outer layer using Warm and White batting. So mine took a bit longer than an hour. I am trying to figure out how to modify this pattern to make bigger baskets. I used canvas for the exterior and the lining.
In other non-news, I have the same QOV on my design wall this week.


I’m hoping I can at least finish the hourglass blocks for this today. I am also trying to decide how to quilt this next QOV. Isn’t it lovely? 

Saturday we went to a bunch of area garage sales. I found something I have wanted for a long time, a vintage ladder to hang quilts on for the princely sum of $5!

It is ten feet long and this looks like the only place it will fit without cutting it down! I am loathe to do that. I will cover the rungs with muslin to keep the quilts from direct contact with the wood. I love that it has the makers name stenciled on the side. 

 It is in a good place to keep the quilts out of direct sunlight. 

I have an extra day of work this week and am planning a trip home to visit my parents next week. That means I have a lot to get done today so I best get to it. Hope your week starts out wonderfully!

Linking up with Patchwork Times.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Design Wall Monday

  1. Ooo! I have ‘ladder envy’! That is just perfect! We don’t have a tradition of yard/garage sales in the UK, I wish we did – I’m imagining something like the scene in one of the Toy Story movies, is that right? I suppose our equivalent is the car boot sale but it’s not the same!

  2. Congratulations on your amazing ladder find – I really must get out to some garage sales!! ha ha
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  3. Janet O. says:

    Cute basket.
    Great QOV!
    The ladder? An amazing find–and an amazing deal! Lucky you!! : )

  4. Sandi says:

    The ladder is amazing and so was the price! Good for you. I like your little basket, I love any kind of container. Enjoy your family time. Hugs,

  5. Bonnie in Va says:

    Wonderful ladder. It has such character and you just have to wonder what adventures and work it has seen. The basket is darling. It looks very much like one I got directions for many years ago. I’m going to go check it out. Thanks for the link.

  6. Lois says:

    You’ve been one busy lady!!

  7. Beautiful basket and QOV quilts. Hope you enjoy your day at home.

  8. Susan says:

    Lovely quilts………… The ladder is a great find….. Aren’t yard sales fun………

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