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What’s on my Design Wall October 25, 2010

Posted by Pam in KC in Blue Ridge Beauty, designwall.

It’s something new — sort of .  My  Blue Ridge Beauty blocks which I started back in May in Bonnie Hunter’s class.  I’m making this roughly twin size.  I’m winging this as far as block placement goes.  I’m starting at the top of my stack of blocks and sewing them according to my layout diagram I printed from EQ7.

This was my leader/ender project, so now it’s time for a new one. I’m leaning toward Color Play in Volume one of Sew Scrappy Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection magazine.   (I looked for a link on the BH&G website and couldn’t find one. This link is the first one that came up when I did a web search).

I’ve gotten as far as dumping my 2 1/2″ precut squares on the ironing board.  I can’t decide if I want to let it be “anything goes” and just sew a lighter square to a darker square (probably the fastest way to get started) or pick a “theme”.  The quilt in the magazine used green, red, yellow and blue prints, stripes and polka dots.  Regardless of what I decide, I’ll have to buy the sashing and border fabric.  I don’t have 3 1/2 yards of a “solid” in any color — well, maybe bright yellow, but I don’t think that’s the answer.

See what’s on others’ design wall by following the links over at Patchwork Times.



1. Mary C in WA - October 25, 2010

I need to get in the habit of doing the Leader/ender technique. Your Blue Ridge beauty looks good up there. Glad we could meet up and see the Expo together. THANKS again!

2. Tea - October 25, 2010

Great scrap quilt. Love the 2-color feel to it but with pops of other colors sprinkled throughout.

3. Denise :) - October 25, 2010

The colors are marvelous in this! 🙂

4. kathe l. - October 25, 2010

I love different blues, great quilt. I really enjoy Bonnie’s patterns.

5. Nina-Marie - October 25, 2010

wow nice use of value and blue!! I really like the layout of these blocks!

knitnoid - October 26, 2010

>>> I really like the layout of these blocks!

Thanks – just wait to see what happens in the middle of the quilt….

Pam in Kansas City https://knitnoid.wordpress.com Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitnoid

6. Finn - October 25, 2010

Love the Blue Ridge Beauty…it was one I was absolutely certain I would make when I saw Bonnies, but still hasn’t happened. Too many quilts too little time. Got your URL and am adding you to the Challenge today. Thanks for joining us. Hugs, Finn

7. Chris - October 25, 2010

I am so enjoying my first leader ender project. I hope it comes out as wonderful as yours 🙂

knitnoid - October 26, 2010

I’m sure what ever you choose as your leader/ender project will be just as great as if you worked on it in the traditional way.

Pam in Kansas City https://knitnoid.wordpress.com Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitnoid

8. Quilter Kathy - October 25, 2010

Wow! Your developing quilt looks so different from my plaid version…love it!

9. Gari - October 26, 2010

Anyone who can complete a Bonnie Hunter (read little pieces) has my admiration. I took a class with her and have about half the blocks done for that quilt but at home it was not as exciting as in the class. I also started one of her New Year’s mystery quilt but it is a UFO also. Someday……

knitnoid - October 26, 2010

Gari — it’s all in the little chunks. I think most of my project I’ve done w/Bonnie’s pattern have been as leader/ender projects — some of them up to the point of sewing the rows together — while I work on something else.

Pam in Kansas City https://knitnoid.wordpress.com Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitnoid

10. MMorgan - October 26, 2010

Love your BlueRidge quilt–do finish it

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