Monday, October 12, 2009

Design Wall Monday - Oct 12

What's on my design wall this week?  A disappearing 9-patch.  I saw this pattern recently and decided I wanted to try it out.  Combined that with 2 other goals:  1 - decrease my stash, particularly my collection of kiddie prints now that my children are teenagers.  And 2 - finish a quilty for the children's hospital every month.

I struggled with colour choice for this quilt - the children's print has such bright strong colours.  I debated this choice, but decided that since the yellow would end up in such small pieces, it could work.  And I think it does.

On the left is the 9-patch I started from - I have to admit not a block I would ever want to see in a quilt.  But the disappearing blocks came out great (I think so, anyway).

Now I just have to decide on placement.  I'm considering a random layout like the bottom one.  But leaning more towards the top layout.  I can see one other layout (actually several others, but one that is intriguing me) in these blocks, so I definitely see another disappearing 9-patch or two in my future.

On the right, you can see an edge of my bargello quilt.  Still hanging out on my design wall, in pretty much the same arrangement as last week.  But, having it up there is keeping me focused on it, and I picked up the batting I needed and pulled out the backing yesterday.  It's next on the list after the quilty I think.  Unless I chicken out :)

Check out Judy's blog to see what other quilters have on their design walls this week.

8 comments:

  1. I love the D9P and this one will make a child very happy. I think your colors are perfect. That is another on my long list of to dos...and your bargello, It is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it all finished.

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  2. i'm a fan of the disappearing 9-patch - looking forward to what you decide!

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  3. I think the D9P is the greatest design, especially for a kids quilt. I did two for me and have done three kids/charity quilts for guild. And each one looks completely different depending on the fabric choices. I love your bold colors and so will a child.

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  4. I like D9P's too~ the top layout really caught my eye. :-) Love the colors in your bargello! Happy stitchin'!

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  5. It did turn out great! i like the yellow blocks sprinkled around.

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  6. Did you say "shopping"? Hmmm...if you feel like company, let me know and I might just join you!

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  7. It's a great block to play around with. I have made one but think I have a few more in me before I get bored with the concept.

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  8. I think you fabric choices - including the yellow - are perfect. They really work with the pattern very well.

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