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Monday, January 04, 2010

Design Wall Monday


I love Design Wall Monday! It's my favorite blog day of the week.

This was my design wall as of last night--then I took it down to sew the borders on this morning. This has been my leader/ender project on and off for the last few weeks. My 2 1/2" bin was overflowing. Now I can shut it.

I saw a quilt almost like this at Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid and bookmarked it knowing that someday......this is a perfect 9 patch and 4 patch quilt. After emailing and asking if she minded if I copied, I printed her picture to use as a guide. When the 4 and 9 patches were made, it went together really fast.

After seeing the picture, I don't like the 9 patch in the corner and I don't like the way the fabrics meet on the other corner. I think I am going to try may hand at mitered corners. And then to the yardage bin for some backing fabric. I am going to try freehand baptist fans like Mary does on this quilt.

Grab a cup of something to drink, head over to Judy L's at Patchwork Times and see what everyone else has on their design wall. I love Mondays in blogland.

16 comments:

knitnoid said...

When I saw the picture I said to myself "I recognize that quilt" -- then I read the post. It looks good.

SpinningStar said...

I like the white sashing on the quilt. It lets the scrappiness come through without being overwhelming, as some scrappy quilts can get.

Nice quilt!

Liz

Tamera said...

White sashing was definitely a good choice.

I agree that scrap quilts can become overwhelming sometimes. I always try to have a big piece of one fabric and use it at some regular interval throughout the scrap quilt to give the eye somewhere to "rest."

Nancy said...

What an attractive quilt. Nice Job!

Diane said...

I like it! I sorta like the corner block in your border, but that is such a personal thing-you know it's right when you see it. I love design wall monday too. But dang, I'm going be all week reading them all...:) not that that's a bad thing.

Dena said...

I think the fans will be a great addition. The only problem I have with Mondays is I spend too much time looking at everyone's design walls and not enough time doing what I need to be doing. LOL Enjoy browsing!

crossroadsquilts said...

Nice quilt! I can see why you "copied" it! LOL. Mind if I "copy" it also? Another great way to use up stash!

Bari

Gail said...

Nice job! I agree with you about the corner border blocks and with previous posters about white eing a great choice for the sashing.

Mary-Kay said...

I don't know what it is, but I love scrappy quilts. They look like real quilts. And if you quilt it with baptist fans it will be even "quiltier".

Quilter Kathy said...

Great stashbuster quilt!
Let us know how you make out with the fans...I admire them but am nervous to try!

Morah said...

I love this. I too would like to copy your copy! May I?

Kare said...

You've done a great job with this, as usual! It's really stunning!

Chris said...

Judy--thanks for your comments on my blog the other day. I've enjoyed looking at yours and seeing all your wonderful quilts. You are very productive!! Now that it's January, I'm planning to get back into my sewing room and see what lands under my machine.

Happy sewing!
Chris

Melinda said...

I did freehand fans on my last quilt and I love them. It is my new favorite way to quilt. You will have fun doing them.

Piecefulafternoon said...

Another pretty scrappy quilt -you really have a knack!!!

Mrs Quilty said...

Very pretty quilt....love the white sashing to bring it all out....great way to use up your stash!! Never heard of baptist fans before but checked out the site you mention, and yes, I love them!!! Wonder why it's called baptist fans.....that'll give your quilt a great look!