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What’s On My Design Wall March 19, 2012

Posted by Pam in KC in Uncategorized.

Although it’s not my design wall, these are the last of the HST that need to be sewn into pinwheels for the border of the Ocean Wave  quilt. I finished the center Friday night.

I should be focused on this quilt.  I don’t need it until mid-May, but I wouldn’t mind having it done early.  So what did I do most of the weekend?  I played in EQ working on layouts for my Blue and Brown Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Swap Blocks.  I don’t have the blocks drawn yet — may not draw them, so here they are up on my design wall.

They are not in the order I’ll put them in the quilt, and I think I’ve decided to set them straight instead of on-point.  I’m borrowing this layout from Trisha Chubb which was in the SBS book.

(Ignore the fact that I don’t have everything colored correctly, I’m too lazy to go back and fix it–again.)

The blocks will float inside of the chains.  It’s easier to picture when the blocks are outlined.

The large center block and the cornerstones will be cut from my small stash of left over blue CW fabrics.  Since my largest piece is only a FQ, I’ll make them scrappy.  The brown chains will come from my barely larger brown CW stash — again I don’t think I have anything bigger than a FQ.  It’s the background fabric I’ve got to figure out what to do.  I’m pretty certain I want the same fabric throughout, and with the possible exception of some muslin bought years ago for testing dressmaking patterns or the Kona Snow I have in my 30’s box for my 30’s SBS quilt, I know I don’t have a length of fabric large enough.  A trip to the quilt store will be required.

So, I guess I best get back to those pinwheels and finish up the Ocean Wave quilt — which will also need a backing the next time I’m out.

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1. Kim - March 19, 2012

Oh wow that is going to be spectacular.

Happy Sewing

2. Quilter Kathy - March 19, 2012

I love this idea! It might work for my Civil War blocks…if I ever get them finished!!

3. Gari - March 19, 2012

What an interesting layout. Looking forward to seeing it on the wall.

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