Monday, April 14, 2014

Bright bright bright on Design Wall Monday

So I was going to start a new project when I stumbled across a basket with these blocks in it. It is so old it seems new all over again and boy is is BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT! (Click to make it bigger and it is retina burning - LOL!)

Now I started with this pattern, Hugs and Kisses, by Jaybird Quilts.

True to form I took what is an easy design if you follow her pattern, and turned it into something more complicated and time consuming - oh I am sooooo good at that - LOL! Instead of using 2 1/2" strips I used fabrics of various widths and even pieced some tiny little bits together. It was fun but it takes time. Then because I wanted to use that sky fabric I didn't want to have seams running through it so I ended up making my own template and insetting it. Again another more time consuming step, but I do love the effect. It is kinda like you are looking through the Xs and out a window. Originally I planned to make this a lot bigger, but now I'm going to add two more rows to this and call it done. I already have enough parts cut and sewn together to assemble more than the 10 blocks I need. Should be an easy finish.... famous last words...we'll have to wait and see.

Here's some of the novelty fabrics I've gotten to play with...dragons, cats, mice and lady bugs - along with polka dots, checks and stripes  - yikes!

Oh look closely - there is a tiny polka dot chicken  not far from some sliced green peppers.

And last but not least my favorite swine - an oldie but goodie from KP Kids - oh I love them!

Hope to have some sewing time today, tomorrow and Wednesday. So far my calendar isn't too crazy and I certainly like that.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Good for you getting those UFOs done. Love how you have the sky peeking out!

  2. I love the colors in this... all bright and sharp and he blue in the window is great!

  3. I love bright, bright, bright! What a fun collection of fabrics.

  4. I love this! It's a different take on a traditional string quilt and so happy and bright.

  5. What a wonderful, colorful design! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who makes simple things more complex!

  6. This is great! I Spy quilt in the sky!

  7. What a wonderfully colorful quilt top!! Great find!! :)

  8. Love it ~ your quilts always remind me of those "I Spy" books!


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