Monday, May 5, 2014

Mixing it Up on Design Wall Monday

So back on Wednesday, I got what I believed to be a great idea for my Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt. And no I wasn't drinking at the time, I was in my car running errands sitting a a stop light.

You can see Bonnie Hunter's pattern here. It was already pretty busy with the combination of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and black on white novelties I selected, but I thought of a way to make it even busier! Shuffle the individual pieces of each row so no two pieces that had the same combination of fabrics touched each other.

To accomplish this I had to go back and unsew the blocks in the three rows I had already assembled. It took me an entire baseball game of  "watching", and a few hours more to do but I think it was worth it. Here is my new mixed up arrangement.

You can click on the picture and see it's busy-ness in all of its glory in the full screen mode.

And here are some close ups where you can pick out hearts and stars and bicycles and cutlery...

and purses and peace symbols and scissors and ants...

and sudoku and chicken foot prints and mustaches and directions on how to iron a shirt...

along with 32 different Kaffe Fassett prints.

Now I had a thought on Saturday that I could get this entire top sewn together before the guild meeting tonight but I was delusional. I'm not sure where my leisurely, sewing time filled weekend went to but I think most of it was sucked up into food shopping, and meal prep, and cooking, and clean up on Saturday and Sunday. Now I enjoyed having my family over and they certainly chowed down but it reminds me why I love quilting so. If you spend hours working on a meal it is gone in 60 seconds - okay maybe a bit longer than that but that's what it seems like. When you spend hours working on a quilt it last for years and years and years and years. Oh well...such is life.

This week is already filling up fast. Guild meeting tonight, doctor's appointment and trip for a x-ray for my younger son, meeting with a lawyer about some property, lunch plans with friends - you get the idea.

Hope your week and mine does have some quality sewing time on the agenda!
Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I love this new arrangement. For some reason to me, the colors seem to 'cascade' from one row down to the next in a way that is very pleasing!

  2. Your blocks look great! :0)

  3. Sounds like you are going to have a very busy week! Plus another beautiful quilt!!!!

  4. Hey, Blogger was broke this mornin' so I couldn't comment from my phone. But I did want to give you the thumbs up on your great design. Even if I do think you're nuts for REDOING some of it :)

  5. I might try this idea on the one I have started. It looks good.

  6. it may be busy, but it doesn't really seem so with all those low volume fabrics in there. It looks fantastic! I get no sewing time at all during the week as I don't get home from work til late, then there are chores to do, dinner to eat, then it's bedtime!

  7. Gorgeous in full screen mode !

  8. Right up my alley!! Love what you have going there, Carol! So very bright and wonderful!! Carol


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