Monday, October 18, 2010

Design Wall Monday

It's Monday and I have something new on the wall. Amazing, isn't it, since I had so many things on my "to do" list last week? I got bored cutting up clothing for memory quilts so I took a break and started this. If I hadn't done that, you'd be looking at a pictures of cut-cup clothes.



A friend of mine who happens to be a new quilter, saw an advertisement that had a small segment of a quilt in it. She really liked what she could see of the quilt and decided that she wanted to make one like it. She showed me the picture and asked if I could help her with the pattern. Well, neither one of us could find the name of the quilt, its maker, or designer so I sketched it out on a piece of graph paper since the computer that has my EQ on it is in the "hospital". Knowing that I was going to see her Friday morning, I decided to play around and make a couple of blocks so she could see how easy the construction would be. Well, a couple has turned into 16 and I've decided to make my quilt large, at least a queen. I've already got lots of scrappy squares cut that I'll use for the 16 patch blocks and all of the X blocks are cut and ready to sew. I'm making all the light fabric the same within each block, but each block has a different light fabric. Does that make sense? The only constant fabric is the X fabric. This is an easy quilt, and I know that I'll feel good when it's done - and it'll use up lots of stash. I'll go back to cutting up clothing soon, but it's nice to be able to take a break and make a quick block or two.

Do you know the pattern or name of this quilt? If you do, please let me know. I want to give credit to the designer. Thanks!

I did get some of my "to do" list done; but I still have a lot more to complete. I want to finish another Patriotic Rail Fence and Star quilt so I can donate it for the Girls' Night Out Silent Auction, and since I need that by Wednesday, I better get cracking. I just have to quilt and bind it and because the quilting is pretty basic, the deadline should be easy to make. I did make some pillowcases, so I was able to use the fabric that came into my stash last week. (I never did get around to doing a stash report yesterday. I guess I'll just have to do two weeks worth. Like that's never happened before!)

Speaking of Girls' Night Out, (I'm in charge of Bras for a Cause), the event is the Wednesday and I'll busy with that all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday should be my "day of rest", but of course I work. I'll try to get pictures and post them so you can all see the wonderfully decorated bras that have been donated, as well as the generous silent auction gifts.

To check out what other quilters have on their design walls today, go on over to Judy L's Patchwork Times. You may just find that sleep is overrated and you could be quilting instead!

7 comments:

Chris said...

Lovin the scrappy quilt. Amazing how one block turns to 16 then to 90 then to..... LOL

Jennifer Woo said...

I also love scrappying quilts. I am striving to use up my stash but seem to keep buying fabric....more quilts to make.

Kare said...

oh, that looks great and I already have a ton of squares cut out and waiting for this one . . .

Vicki said...

Great combo of two of my favorite blocks. I like the consistent X blocks and the scrappy blocks. Nicely done. I have no idea what the X block is called but I found several names on google when I made a version of it for a block swap.

Kare said...

forgot to say in an earlier post that I love the pink!

swooze said...

It reminds me a little of "Hugs and Kisses".

Quilter Kathy said...

Can't help you with the name for this quilt. I have made lots of quilts with X blocks, but they look cool with these scrappy patches!