Here is my design wall for this Monday -
|Design Wall 5/6/13|
and you can see that I totally dithered around with Kaffe fabrics and had a hard time deciding which quilt I want to work on next.
First off are these 4 Scrappy Trip blocks -
I'm thinking that this would benefit from more color order. I was able to get a ring of yellow fabrics, which was a total accident. But I think it would look better if I can get rings of the other colors too. I need to play with some graph paper to see if I can get this to work. I think it will because I'm doing a 7 x 7 square block, so I have 3 rows of fabric on each side of the dominant center row. Tune in later this week on this project.
And then there are these blocks -
another version of the Hourglass quilt from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Beauties book. This time I've paired the Kaffee/Westminster fabrics with a lime green Basic Grey Grunge fabric from Moda. I'm really liking this one.
And then there is BIG block -
|Niner by Thimbleblossoms|
this is a new pattern from Thimbleblossoms called Niner.
I downloaded this pdf Saturday night and jumped right in. You can purchase the pattern by clicking here. I'm very happy with the hot and cool colors of the fabrics. And that dotty yellow as the background makes my heart sing! It has orange dots and is a clear mottled yellow -- perfect! Here's a close-up -
I decided that since it needs 108 blocks, I would go ahead and cut out nine 2 1/2" squares from 108 different Kaffe Fassett/Brandon Mably/Phillip Jacobs fabrics - 54 hot fabrics and 54 cool fabrics.
|Approximately 972 squares!|
I used my June Tailor Shape Cut Ruler and the cutting went quickly - much more quickly than folding the fabric and returning it to its plastic containment vessel!
So now I can sew together 9 patch blocks whenever I get a minute or two - here's hoping I get some minutes! LOL