Monday, May 21, 2012

We have egg production on Design Wall Monday

Well I did get a little sewing time and I worked on getting the body of this quilt together. There was a LOT of finagaling and fussing and fudging to get those side triangles the way I wanted. Perhaps a better grounding in math might have helped, but since that train left years ago I had to go with the "cut'em big and trim 'em down approach".


I'm very happy with the girls. They are looking fat and sassy. And I even got some egg production from them.


I went with the simple snowball block version and I hand cut the yolks which will insure than no two will be identical. Right now I'm thinking I'll have a smattering of fried eggs around the upper left and lower right corners. I have to keep the size of the borders in check since this quilt is pushing the boundaries of how big it can be and still fit on the wall in my kitchen. I probably should have given size a bit more thought when I started but it is waaaaaayyy too late now. It is what it is.

Oh I love the yellow I found for the border. I got it at Fabric Shack from a line called Goofy Geckos.A perfect shade of yellow with random red, lime green and orange dots. I think the orange dots kinda look like fried eggs or eyeballs - hmmmmm.... I do have issues we aren't going to discuss today. Anyway I saw the fabric online and drove up to Fabric Shack - its about a 35 minute drive - and as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one.

So this quilt is in the final stages which means I can not wait to start something new. I've gotten tons of new ideas from the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. (Oh I am totally behind on my blog reading. I had the best of intentions, but you know the saying.) And there are several already started projects languishing in their hermetically sealed plastic bins that could possible see the light of day. Don't know which way to go yet. I'll figure out something.

Hope you have time to sew this week!
Happy stitching-
carol fun

27 comments:

  1. Those eggs are cuter than cute! I think there needs to be balance....a bit of WIPing and a bit of something new. ;) I'm off to the biggest craft fair that comes to Perth later on in the week and I'll be keeping an eye out for yellow fabric.....Wonder where I got the urge for yellow from? lol

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  2. The "girls" looks so cute! I love the eggs. You are cracking me up with the math thing. I think your quilt is lovely!

    OMGosh I had to laugh at your "hermetically sealed plastic bins"....I put a lot of my yarn projects in them, too. Great minds thinking alike I am telling ya!

    Hope you have a perfectly awesome day filled with lots of time to sew. :)

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  3. You broke all their eggs!!!! Love it the border is perfect
    Ann

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  4. Oh this is coming along so adorably. That's the perfect yellow too! As for the triangles and math - welcome to my world! LOL!! Your alternative blocks really look good with the white borders.

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  5. How do you do that?! You make something that could not be cuter and then add something and it IS cuter! You have such a great eye and this piece is going to be eggstra-special. :)

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  6. those eggs are a scream - love them!!
    great yellow fabric

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  7. You gave me my first smile of the day...love the fried eggs!

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  8. really love the yellow and I love the eggs even more. I have to cheat and use a online setting triangle calculator when figuring out those triangles!

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  9. The girls are so bright and cheery. And I know what you mean about the train leaving long ago. I no longer trust myself with math and fabric, so I always make larger and cut down. Saves me a log of grief.

    Love those eggs in your quilt too!

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  10. I just love bright happy quilts, isn't this one fun!

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  11. I love your bright cheery colors. I know it will really brighten up your kitchen. The eggs are so fun and the chickens look perfect.

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  12. You should quilt frying pans and spatullas into it.....then make a second quilt to go with it that has pigs and bacon!

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  13. If this isn't the cutest thing I've seen! It pours out sunshine happiness and puts a BIG smile on my face. Love it big time!!!!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I am loving this "fried egg" quilt! The girls and the eggs are so fun and colorful!

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  15. The egg border is perfect for you chickens. How nice of them to produce eggs for you.

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  16. Oh my goodness...those eggs are perfect! :0)

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  17. Well--- you have 'done' it again--
    that quilt is to die for as they say--and it isn't even totally finished!!! When are you going to write the pattern for it????
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

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  18. Your quilt is cuter than cute. You absolutely should make it into a pattern to sell. They would be flying off the shelves!

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  19. I am loving the fried egg border.

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  20. What a wonderful and very cheerful quilt! I love those fried egg blocks...they are a true inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing this great quilt!

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  21. So so cute Carol! I love the bright colors - and the egg trim is just inspired!

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  22. I'm suddenly hungry for "dippy eggs" as my sons call them ~ sunny side up to the rest of us!

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  23. Oh, this is a wonderful quilt and I love your eggs. My mother, who collects all things chicken, would love it.

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  24. This is amazing! I have never seen anything like it.

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  25. Oh, you make me laugh every post, thanks for that. Love your eggs---and your fat sassy chickens. Wish I had wall space but my small kitchen has ZERO except for the small bit above the backsplash below the cupboards. Maybe a chicken potholder could fit there, I guess.

    MATH is not my favorite part of quilting either!

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