Monday, 2 November 2009

Design Wall Monday - Nov 2

First, let's examine what is not on my design wall this week.  The green bargello quilt is gone - and the good news is that this means that all the pieces are attached.  The quilt will probably make a reappearance, as I still have to figure out borders. But for this week I am basking in its absence.

As for what is on my design wall.  I fear that this one is a disaster in the making.  It is supposed to be an irish chain for a baby quilt.  But the turtle fabric is pretty busy, and I'm not too sure about the overall look I'm getting from this.  Sigh.   Quilt and learn, I guess.

Now to decide whether to abandon this concept all together, or to try the turtles with a different (darker) fabric that might be more likely to hold its own.  I really desperately want to use up this fabric, but maybe it is destined for backing.

Let's try this.   Ah.  Much better.  The dark blocks at the bottom are a much better choice for my irish chain. Perhaps it's not a lost cause after all.   The green checkerboard is debatable (or maybe just a disaster without debate), but the purple gives me hope.  I'll hold onto those blocks for a bit.  Unfortunately, the purple is my accent colour for my Quilt for an Hour - so no more cutting into it until I see how much I need there.

This week I get to start Judy's Quilt for an Hour, and I am really looking forward to that.  Check out Judy's blog to see what everyone else has on their design walls this week.


  1. I love those cheerful nine-patch blocks! Can't wait to see what you decide to do. :)

  2. I agree the darker 9Patch stands out better... have you considered a black and white print? Babies love B&W prints!

  3. Yeah! Black and white might be the answer. I think your background fabric is just a little too busy. Maybe you should use it for the backing.