Monday, December 16, 2013

Skipping down the yellow brick road on Design Wall Monday

Well this is lots of fun... I am skipping and sewing my way down my yellow brick road of a quilt.

As I mentioned last week my starting point for this quilt is the Helix pattern by Crazy Old Ladies. You can see it here. And as I discussed last week I have made the sewing more complicated by piecing the strips with individual pieces of fabric - more complicated and time consuming but lots more fun!

So far along with polka dots, stripes and plaids, I've worked in a monkey and some cats and some eggs.

A bunch of bananas... for the monkey!

And as the Beatles sang, "all we need is love"...

And speaking of the Beatles, Paul has made an appearance. I know Elvis will be along in a little while.

So far most of the pieces I've used are small - less than 2" - and up to this point, I haven't repeated a fabric. I have quite a collection of strips and bits and pieces that I've tossed into a laundry basket and I'm going to see how long I can go without a duplicate piece.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


Penny said...

Carol I'll say it again.. you work with colors that make me feel happy inside. Great Job!

Don said...

Wow! What fun! I love all the brights, but I imagine cutting all the different fabrics make this project a bit slow. I do that, too. Time - if you don't have it in retirement, when?

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a fun quilt.

pam said...

What a fun project

katyquilts said...

Such a fun quilt! I love it!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, I love your quilt! Amazing how similar our quilts are, and that we are both making it at the same time. Imagine the fun we'd have if we were neighbors! Scary; we wouldn't get much else done, but what fun that would be. I love your novelty fabrics in the mix. Great colors too. Thanks for the link.

Catherine said...

Lovin' it!! Too bad they aren't flying monkeys to fit the Oz theme!