Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Sept 26

My design wall continues to hold my 1.5" squares.  More and more, every day.  However, I have finally reached the point where I can start putting some of this together.  That means I can worry less about someone (or some cat) coming in and knocking all my hard work off the wall.

It doesn't look much like a star right now, as I've started assembling chunks and the spacing is all off.  But I don't think I've lost any pieces yet.  I'm putting together 4-patch, then 16-patches, and I may go as far as 64-patches before I start on the background, but I haven't decided yet.

My entire sense of scale has been altered by this quilt.  I needed to make a square for a friendship quilt yesterday, and it was to be 9.5" unfinished.   So I planned the block, and started assembling.  The 4 quadrants weren't too bad, and I even used some of my 1.5" squares for the star.  But when I put it all together, it looked gigantic.  After working with all those little pieces, and making 16-patches that measure all of 4" finished, it was like I had forgotten what 9" looks like. In any event, the square is complete and ready to send out.

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

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that star is really coming together. It is fun to see it grow and progress week to week. Keep going, I want to see it when it's finished!

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  2. Yes, Ma'am. Your star is looking fabulous. And really 4" finished squares? Amazing. Keep posting about it I love to see the progress you are making.

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  3. Wow! All of those loose pieces would make me *so* nervous.

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  4. Love the star! Can't wait to see it finished.

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  5. What a project your star appears to be. I must have missed it last week but I am really impressed with what you are doing.

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  6. Really- nice blog that useful for me....
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  7. Wow...this is really cool Krista! I think I would be a nervous wreck that the whole thing would fall off the wall, and I'd have to start over!

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  8. I totally can see the star - still I would be worryin' that all the little pieces were staying up on my board (grin). That would NOT be fun!!!

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