Monday, June 11, 2012

Deja vu on Design Wall Monday

Does this look familiar? It was on my Design Wall last July and I have no idea why I took it down and didn't finish it, cause I LOVE it!



The pattern is Sugar Dish by Cluck, Cluck, Sew. Of course my version is larger than hers but you know it is a once in a blue moon rarity for me to make a quilt smaller than a pattern.



The fabrics are from Urban Chiks by Moda. There are 2 collections here and I know one was called Swell and I think the other was called Hullabaloo. I love the soft vintage quality of the colors -kinda like sheets from the 70's. I remember when printed sheets came into fashion. My mother who loved fabric and color as much as I do embraced this new trend and threw out all the plain white sheets in the linen closet and bought printed sheets for all of our beds. Mine were a yellow floral - I've loved yellow since I was a child!



I didn't iron these (as you can clearly see) I just slapped them on my design wall to see how many more I need. Only 7 of the pieced blocks and 6 of the dresdens. The pattern has that row of dresdens at what would be the foot of the quilt, but I moved them up. I often put a second quilt at the foot of the bed and I don't want to cover these darlings up.

Now when I released these blocks from their hermetically sealed plastic casket box I realized I have enough of these fabrics to do a second quilt. I need to think about that. Perhaps another one, not as large as this one in a different pattern. It would be pretty draped over the rocking chair in my bedroom.

Hmmm...I know this isn't a chicken quilt but it certainly has lots of chicken connections - Urban Chiks, Cluck, Cluck, Sew- maybe that's why it makes me so happy! Oh I wish I was going to have more sewing time this week but boy there is a lot on my calendar. Hopefully I can finish up the pieced blocks. Check back next week and see how far this progresses.

Have a great time checking out the design walls today!
Happy stitching-
carol fun

16 comments:

  1. Simply love what's on your design wall! Love your fabric choices - pretty dresden plates too.

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  2. I can see why you love it...the fabrics are to die for.

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  3. I love your wall! I think it would have to be awesome to have a studio with that on my walls. I know your quilt will be awesome, because all your quilts are awesome.

    Cluck, Cluck Sew...OMGosh, that is a clever name. I love that. The Urban Chiks makes me think of the Chicks with Sticks group for knitters. Too, cute.

    Happy Stitching! :)

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  4. This is soooooo stinkin' cute. I've had that pattern sitting by my sewing machine for months.

    BTW, I miss the pretty floral sheets of days gone by. Sigh!

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  5. I love it, especially adding the row of dresden plates!

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  6. It's great to see this on your design wall again! It's definitely going to be a cheerful quilt. I'll be watching your progress.

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  7. This is just beautiful and I can't wait to see it finished! I'm so glad you pulled it back out.

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  8. Because of your comment on my blog, I found yours!!I love those quilt colors!!!And your Willie's Quaker is wonderful. Are you using the suggested threads ? They are so colorful and pretty.

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  9. Oh, it is time to finish that one. Go for it!

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  10. This is so beautiful! Good for you for getting it back out to work on.

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  11. those are some great fabrics. Must be the chicken connection. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  12. Man I love this quilt, the colors, the pattern, the prints and that row of Dresden plates. Wow.

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  13. You are so funny--yes, I can see the chicken-loving part of your creative mind making that Cluck Cluck Sew-Urban Chicks connection :)

    Love this quilt and wish I had some sheets in some of these fabrics. It is hard to find a wonderful printed sheet these days.

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  14. Such a pretty one! Love the colors!

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  15. I love Dresden Plates and anytime they can be used in a different way I love that, too. And your fabric choices are great for that Springy look.

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