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Monday, April 22, 2013

Design Wall Monday

It's not a real design wall, it's the design ironing pad. This is blocks 1 of 20 Crossroads block. I saw this block Saturday at asimplelife Quilts. I thought it would make the perfect scrappy quilt to sent to Judy L. for West, TX. Read about that here. So I followed Deb's link to Connie's tutorial page at Freemotion by the River and got busy.

I have a bin full of 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" bricks (my original plan was to cut a bunch of 5" squares down but I didn't need to) and found the cute beige print in my stash and got busy.

By late morning, all the sections were sewn together and block construction started. I had to sew together one block before I went too far.

This morning my only plan is to get this quilt top together. I'll get right to that after visiting with friends in Blogland. I'll start my visit at Patchwork Times

Morning sewing went along smooth until........the phone call from Hubby saying I needed to run to the pharmacy and get his medication he needs tonight.  UGH! We both forgot.   Maybe this isn't a bad thing,
I can think about how I want to set these blocks.  I like both of them and I guess I will have to make a decision while I'm gone.  Maybe a quick stop at the fabric store since I will be close.  I'll see if I can find something for the borders.

Would you choose this one?  A or

would you choose this one?  B


Rhonda said...

Oh Judy, she will love it. I live about 70 miles from West and felt the explosion but didn't know what was happening until a news bulletin came over the TV.

Mary said...

Sewing for a good cause. A good reason to start a new project I'd say. Looks like lots of mindless sewing and a quick quilt idea. My favorite is still the D9P. Haven't made one lately, but I should make one up for Texas, huh?

Mary said...

I like the Option A. The solid squares aren't as dominant in it. The zigzag effect is good. What color border are you thinking?

Marei said...

Judy I like both settings, too, but I think with this quilt I would pick B. I like the bigger "open" space it provides. I've made these blocks using Connie's tutorial also, and think they're great fun.

Nancy said...

Plan B caught my eye immediately. I like the boxes of color.

Paula, the quilter said...

I vote for "A" unless you are going to do some major quilting in the larger blocks.

Chris said...

She will love the quilt. Isn't it great when you can use up scraps for a great quilt?

Gari in AL said...

One thing about reading late in the week is that you can assume that the choice has already been made. That block really looks good so scrappy and the layouts, both, work well. thanks for the tutorial URL.