Monday, October 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I got up early this morning, took the picture of my design wall, did some work for Wednesday's Bras for a Cause and then sat down to type out this post. I went to download the picture and couldn't find the cord to go between the camera and laptop. I searched for a while and then the phone rang. Well, about a dozen calls and lunch later, I remembered where I put the cord. So, here's the picture finally.


A couple of months ago, I spent some time checking my stash for some cheddar fabric because I love it decided to make something with it. I started pulling all that I had and then played around with how I wanted to use it. I couldn't think of a better way to use it than in something simple like rail fence blocks. I've been making these blocks as leaders and enders for a while and this is only a handfull of what I have. I cut some of the background blocks last night and put this up on the wall because I'm excited to start working on this in earnest. The blocks will finish 4.5", even though I really thought about making them finish 3." I know I want this to be pretty big, and even though I love these fabrics, I'm afraid something would come up that really needed done or that I'd get bored and this would end up being a UFO.  

I really want to call this Cheese and Crackers. Do you understand why? I told a couple of people the proposed name and they didn't get it or think it was fun. I had to explain the logic (cheddar-colored fabric - the cheese- and the background fabric looks like it has wheat sprigs on it, thus the crackers. What do you think? 

The quilts that I had posted on last week's design wall and the previous week's design wall Mondays are all ready for quilting. YEAH!!! I'm hoping to get those done before Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed! I'll keep you posted.

Thanks to everyone who played along with the giveaways the past three weeks. I had lots of fun with it. Keep checking back because I'm already getting things together for a Thanksgiving giveaway!

Check out what other quilters have on their design walls together. Go to Judy L's Patchwork Times.

11 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Non-quilters don't know what cheddar fabric is anyway. BUT, I like the name and think it is perfect.

Nancy said...

I think most quilters would 'get' it, and really, isn't that who appreciates labels and quilt names?

Rebecca said...

I love the name and it makes me think of a nice sharp cheadder on fresh crisp crackers.... you think we could work some thin slices of ham in there someplace?

scraphappy said...

Sounds like a great name to me. Even if only quilters get it.

Joanne said...

Maybe the ham can how up in the borders. :-)

Denise :) said...

Love your cheddar quilt -- beautiful colors!!! :)

Sue Daurio said...

the name made me smile, I love it! Great quilt.

Connie said...

I think this is a wonderful and the name is perfect! I like those colors!

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