Monday, March 21, 2016

Design Wall Monday - March 21

My design wall has a new quilt cutout and ready to start sewing. This is for a challenge, and my colour for the challenge was grey. So, a grey quilt.  I struggled with this, as I was just not inspired by the colour. But I remembered that I had templates for a Winding Ways quilt (from Marti Michelle), and decided that I could probably do something with that.    I wanted to highlight the secondary circular pattern that shows up in a Winding Way quilt, so I've done that with various shades of grey. I would have liked one more row & column, but as usual I was working from stash and restricted to the amount of fabric I had. The black in particular - I think I have 10" left, which is not enough to cut another row of black shapes.

I'm thinking I'll leave the quilt with the rounded edges, although that decision may change once it's assembled. In particular, if I need a bit more distance to make a double bed quilt, I will probably end up adding a border.

I also finished  quilt today.  My giraffe, hereafter called "Beatrice" is now complete.  The pattern is "Giraffe Abstractions" from Violet Craft, and the quilt will be heading to Mad About Patchwork tomorrow as a shop sample.


I quilted it with tall spikes in the green, using variegated thread. The idea was to make that look like tall grass. And Beatrice has spirals quilted with large spacing, to look like her spots.  I still think this is the cutest little giraffe face I've ever seen :)

Drop by Patchwork Times today for more design walls.

Giraffe was my One Monthly Goal for March, so I'll be linking up there when the time comes.




11 comments:

  1. Love your giraffe! And you sew curves! Something I have not mastered yet.

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  2. Love both of these quilts! I'm tempted to try the lion pattern by Violet Craft. :)

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  3. Beatrice is amazing!
    Winding Ways looks great in the grey's, so much movement! Sometimes a challenge leads to something beautiful that never would have happened otherwise!

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  4. I love the giraffe! That is adorable. Your design wall quilt looks amazing, too.

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  5. Oh, this giraffe is absolutely lovely! I'm going to have to check out the pattern, giraffes are my favorite. :)

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  6. Beatrice is beautiful! Absolutely amazing!

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  7. What a fun new quilt you are planning - and the finished giraffe is terrific!

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  8. Beatrice is so cute and beautifully done. The Winding Way quilt is pretty stunning too. A great way to showcase the gray. Congrats on meeting your one monthly goal.

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  9. Beatrice is so cute! I'd imagine you'll go visit her frequently as she hangs in the quilt shop!

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  10. Beatrice turned out wonderfully. Good choices with the fabric to make her come alive.

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