Monday, June 24, 2013

This way or that way on Design Wall Monday

I needed an easy, no brainer quilt project and I remembered the St. Louis 16 patch that I had seen on Sew with Sass blog. You can check it out here. It makes BIG blocks. Mine are coming out 14 1/2" unfinished.

The fabrics are a line called Snap Pop by Sandy Gervais. This line has been out for a little while but I hadn't seen it till about a week ago. Somehow neither of my go to stores - Fabric Shack or Fat Quarter Shop - carried this line. I only found it when I was on Moda's site. You can see the entire collection here. I love the colors in this collection and the wavy plaids. After polka dots, plaid fabrics are my second favorite print. Now like most collections there are more darks than lights so I've added in some polka dots that are in my stash.

So that first picture is the layout that I saw the most, but I got to thinking (and that's where things usually go off the rails). What if I turn the blocks on point?

Oh I really like this. I could fill in the outside triangles with more dotty fabrics. I almost always like blocks better on point and there is the added bonus that the quilt gets bigger without adding more blocks. My original plan was to make 25 blocks set 5 x 5 which would make a quilt about 70" square. But if I put the same number of blocks on point, now the quilt will be about 79" square. So do I really need this to be a bigger quilt? Well, no, not really. But I seem to be genetically unable to make small quilts. Its not my fault - LOL!

Check out the other design walls on the Patchwork Times. So much inspiration there.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Maybe it is because you make big boys too?! Love your new project.

  2. I knew we were related! I have the exact same genetic disposition!

  3. Adorable blocks.

    I have a jelly roll of Snap Pop and haven't figured out what to do with it.

  4. I love the squiggly stripes in this line. I'm going to keep my eye out for it. A bit of stash infusion would be good.


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