Monday, October 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Oct 17

What's on my design wall is not what I had expected to have on it today.  I was all set to work on my black & white quilt, but when I started trying to lay things out for cutting, I realized how many half-finished projects I have sitting on my work table.  So, rather than start something new, I thought I would try to clean up a bit.

So here is what I have.  First, it was 6 4-patch posies.  Not a bad way to use up some pretty ugly fabric that I have had sitting around for 16 years.

But I didn't have enough of any greens to do the sashing for 6 blocks.  And the two greens together just wasn't working for me.

So instead, I decided on 2 baby quilts - 25x25" is a good size for the CHEO babies, so these will be perfect if I add a couple of alternate blocks to one of the quilts.  All the parts are cut out now, and I should be able to get these off the design wall pretty quickly.

Then, I need to border the watercolour star.  Since I bought the fabric this weekend, I'll try to do that next.  All to get me to a point where I can play with this:

So far, it's just a design in EQ6, but I am *so* looking forward to turning it into reality.  And you thought I'd had enough of little bitty pieces.  My templates make 1.5" finished diamonds. so I'm off to crazy land again.


10 comments:

  1. Doesn't it feel good to get some of those half finished projects out of the way? I am going to a retreat and that is what I am taking with me, all the half done stuff.

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  2. I'd love to tackle a few of my projects that aren't finished yet too. I am hoping Novemeber is the month for that!

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  3. Great call on your posie patches! Love your design in EQ6! :)

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  4. Love the posies and it gives new life to tons of fabric that would not be useable otherwise. Very nice job.

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  5. I giggled about not starting a new project once you realized how many were laying around!

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  6. I need your will power. I keep starting new things :(

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  7. Congratulations with your second place on Quilting Gallery. greetings from Liesbeth

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  8. If that fabric was really ugly, you've turned it into something lovely!

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  9. Baby quilts are a great was to use up limited amounts of fabric, aren't they? Yours are going to be really cute!

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  10. Great work with the ugly fabric...25 inch square is perfect for newborns. Later they can become doll quilts :)! Love your black and white design...also am impressed you are holding back in lieu of starting it until some of the older projects are finished. Sandi
    ps I'm off to read earlier posts about your win! Congratulations...

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