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Monday, April 15, 2013

Design Wall Monday


Quite a while back, maybe 2 years, my friend Sharlene gave me 10 Irish Chain blocks that she won at Quilt Party.  She didn't really like them and knew that I would use them for something.  About a year after that, I played in EQ7 and came up with this quilt design. I know I wanted to use the bright green as the focal point.

I took the blocks to the LQS and headed to the 40% off room to find a treasure.  I did, I found all 3 of my fabrics in that room.  I bought them, brought them home and made a kit with my design, the blocks and the fabrics and put it away.  Fabric needs to age.

After more time, I took out the kit, showed it to Crystal and she curled up her nose. She didn't like my green and pink print. NOT AT ALL!  So that stalled me a bit but I really like it!  Finally, I decided to put it up on the design wall and let it talk to me for a while. I move colors around but kept coming back to my original placement. I'm glad I did.  Isn't it funny how one little nose curl can stall your project.

I now have all the side triangles up on the wall and the parts for the corner triangles are cut and partially sewn.  I can't wait to sew on the borders. This will become a new topper for my treadle sewing machine.

Visit other great design walls that have linked up at Patchwork Times.  I love Monday in Blogland.

11 comments:

Rhonda said...

Those blocks and setting look great. This quilt is going to be striking!!!

Sue Daurio said...

I love fabric sales, boy this one is going to be a beauty!!

Amy said...

I love your fabric choices, this is lovely!

sue said...

It's looking great!

Mary said...

Phooey on the nose curlers. Go for what makes you happy! I'm having some of the same troubles with my being "Random" with the Midnight Flight Blocks,and Sister's Choice blocks- it's the same as I had with Easy Street. TRYING to break out of that matchy-matchy box. Thanks for stopping by.

Annie said...

..."Fabric needs to age." hahaha No wonder we continually acquire it, we need to have a revolving usable amount at all times! You are SO funny Love it! And, me thinks you need to stick a few more noses into your opinion sessions. It should always be a majority of nose curls to make a ruling. Love your design wall today!

Nancy said...

The pink/green fabric looks great with the chain blocks. I'm glad you are finishing this project.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I think it looks great. Your pink and green fits it perfectly.

Quilter Kathy said...

Booo to all the nose curlers!
You are so funny!
Fabric needs to age....*big grin*

Crys said...

Hey now. It's not for me but that quilt isn't going to be mine so go ahead and use ugly fabrics. It doesn't look so bad with the chain blocks so I might change my mind when you get it finished. In 5 years or so. Hahaha!

Mary Ann said...

Love the quilt. How do I sign up to get your blog? I looked and looked all over your site and couldn't find where to sign up. Thanks..........