Monday, July 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday

Well, the Summer Solstice is still up in the design wall, but so is a new project that I started Friday. I am in the middle of quilting this so please forgive the somewhat crappy picture.

This is fairly small, only about 35" x 35", but I love it! I first saw a similar project on Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts' blog, where she was featuring Laura Jane Taylor, who made the original project.  I knew I would be making this someday and well, someday was Friday!

You can't tell from the picture, but I am quilting it with concentric circles. I think I'll just continue the circles into the borders because I really don't want to stop the movement. I'm using Superior Threads Smoke MonoPoly thread in the top and Superior Threads Sew Fine #411 Black in the bobbin. You can see the quilting on the back really well. Maybe I should have taken a picture of that. I will when it's finished. Another really cool thing about this quilt is that all the fabric came from my stash. YEAH!!

I have a goal for this week. (I know, goals - what a concept!) I would like to get the binding on the Carolina Crossroads quilt, because I'd like to finish it and be able to give it to Nikki and Zach when they're home next. I've made a tentative decision to add a very small red piping at the same time I attach the teal binding. I've felt like it would be missing something and be kind of boring if I just added the teal binding. I'll play a little bit and then decide.

Check out what other quilters have on their design walls today.
Go to Judy L's Patchwork Times; but be prepared to find at least one project that will take your breath away. I always do!  :-)



Kim West said...

I have to say that yours takes my breath away.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely take on the 'geese in a cirlce' block. WOnderful colors.

Cindy said...

Love it.

Reminds me of a happy bowl of tortilla chips....dancing!

QuiltSwissy said...

Love it! what great movement and color.


Vicki said...

I really like this quilt and all it's movement. Very pretty!

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and love the geese in the many circles! Very creative.
Thanks for sharing.
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soscrappy said...

So cute, I love your version of this great pattern.

quilt happy said...

beautiful quilt

Laura Taylor said...

Happy to be of inspiration to you! They looks so different with different fabrics!