Monday, January 30, 2012
A design wall for Monday that overcompensates for gray days!
Yesterday I complained about all the gray days we had last week (I know I'm whiny that way.) So in my sewing I tried bring some color into my life- I may have gone a bit overboard.
Those 4 rectangles on the left are going to be new placemats to show off my Fiestaware dishes. I used the new line of Moda fabric A Stitch in Color. Isn't it wonderfully happy?? And then there is my Swoon along block for this week. And rounding out the design wall this week we have my Full House entry for Another Year of Schnibbles.I even got it quilted!
I was lucky enough to have a layer cake of A Stitch in Color so I got lots of mileage out of it. The background is a Benartex "Fusions" and yes the color is correct - it is a screaming yellow orange. Think the color that they use to paint lines on roads- that's the shade I'm talking about. I have like 9 yds of this, so I'm good for a while.
Love the little houses and the little sawtooth stars. I'm calling this one Carolville cause if I was a city planner this is what my town would look like. Lots of brightly colored houses! Now I was forced into using some of the prints with gray in this Schnibble and the placemats and it is okay. I know that there is a purpose for every color in the spectrum I'm just not feeling the love for gray.
This is my 7th Swoon block -just 2 more to go. Doing one a week is a pace I like- very doable. So I hope that your week has plenty of sunshine in it. Otherwise I may have to come to your house and make you sew something with some of the 9 yds of that screaming yellow fabric!