Monday, January 19, 2015

Design Wall Monday - 1/19/15

Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. -
At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

Something NEW on my wall!! -


I said on Saturday that I wanted to play with these -

Well - those were a couple of packs of 10" squares -
The ones on the left are the prints -
The ones on the right are the solids -

I had made a test block a couple of months ago - HERE -

And used the YouTube video -

Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Churn Dash Quilt Block - Easy Quilting - HERE -

I didn't want to use white/muslin for the background -
Because it's BORING -
So I dug out some Blue -
And started with the solids -
And made three blocks -

Before I figured out my assembly line routine -
For the next four -

And got these done in an afternoon - ;))

Some of the solids look alike -

But they are different shades of the same colors -

And the prints should liven things up a bit -

So -

After I do my chores -

And work on some business/tax stuff -

I want to play with the prints - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Karen M said...

I always love the churn dash. I really like the dark background you have chosen. Have fun playing with those prints.

Gene Black said...

It is always interesting to see how different people approach things. I would have used the solids for backgrounds and the prints for the design part.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Karen - I think the darker background will make it gender neutral - and since today is a holiday I think that I'll work on the business/tax stuff tomorrow and play today - ;))

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

You know, I was going to do that - that's why I separated the solids and the prints in the first place. I thought that I would have the same number of each and be able to pair them up - but I had more prints than solids - mostly tone-on-tone except for ONE with flowers. Then I realized that I could get more blocks if I used them ALL for the design part and used something ELSE for the background - so I shifted gears - ;))

Julie Fukuda said...

It seems those prints rather read as solids so I probably would have mixed them all up. I like the way you are doing it though.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Julie - you're right - most of them do - but there is one with big polka dots and one with stripes and another with flowers. They are all bright colors that go nicely with the blue. I have another pack of the same fabrics - and could pair them up with each other - but I can get twice as many blocks from the pack if I pair them with something else - ;))

Linda said...

Speaking of ..... Love that BLUE background!!! And your blocks. ;o)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Linda - I wanted something gender-neutral - and I think the BLUE fit the bill. I want to do the second pack in GREEN or ORANGE or PURPLE - haven't decided yet - ;))


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