Monday, March 12, 2012

Design Wall Monday

There's not much on my design wall this Monday morning, but I did sew 5 Farmer's Wife blocks last week so started playing with them to see if I should add maybe another fabric line or just keep going with the original idea of using Ruby by Bonnie & Camille.  Here's what I have so far:

The blocks I finished starting from the upper left hand corner are:

Bowtie, Economy, Hovering Hawks, Autumn Tints and Practical Orchard.  I placed two other fabrics from the Ruby line to fill in the spaces.  The gray/white swirl is what I plan on using as the setting triangles and the pink with red dots is my choice for sashing.  Then for the border I was planning to use this fabric:

This quilt is designed on-point so the gray/white swirl will be between the border and the sashing.  I'm thinking it will turn out okay but in looking at the few blocks I've finished, I probably better start using a little more green!

As I said above, I've been toying with the idea of adding another fabric line for more variety.  Over the weekend I searched for something that had colors similar to Ruby but also introduced another color.  By process of elimination, I've chosen Flora by Lauren & Jessie Jung for Moda.  Here are the fabrics in the Flora line which I found at Charm Packs Plus:

I think these fabrics will not only blend well with Ruby but will also introduce yellow for a little extra sparkle.  There are some orangy fabrics in this line which I will not use as they will clash with the reds and pinks but otherwise, I think Flora is a good choice.  What do you think?

My plan for this week is to try and sew 2 blocks each day.  All of them are fairly easy and now since I am using Marti Michell's template sets, they are even easier : )

Whatever you have planned for the week, I hope you meet your goals.  Since I'm working on 3 applique projects and now this piecing project, my plate is pretty full!

Until next time . . .



  1. You are off to a super start! I had company all weekend. Back to sewing this week, I hope.

  2. Your FW QAL blocks are beautiful. I really like your colors. I am slowly working on mine. Since I am a new quilter I am finding this very tedious and precise and I must be de-stitching almost as much as I am stitching. I do find I am beginning to enjoy the process. Blissful stitching...

  3. Wow, I haven't even thought of the sashing etc. for mine. I have them up on my design wall just hanging out. I should probably work on that. Love the color selection.