Monday, February 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday

If you are a regular reader, you will have noticed that I haven't blogged in over a week. (If you aren't a regular reader, welcome!) I went on a retreat the last weekend of January and I had a really good time. I was pretty productive, but when I came home I was busy, busy, busy so I took a break from blogging to catch up on things, and I finally feel like I'm getting there. I haven't even done a stash report in two weeks!

On my design wall is a project that I worked on while on retreat. I saw the pattern by Jodie Davis in the latest Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts and decided that I wanted to make this quilt. I've been playing around with the idea of making a quilt out of all solids and a grey background and this was perfect! I'm choosing backing fabrics and planning the quilting, so that's why it's on the wall and not in the machine. :-)

They call the quilt "Strip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", which is a cute name, but my husband likes to come up with names for all my projects and after looking at this for a while decided it should be called "Tears of Joy!" When I asked him how he came up with that name, he said the grey background made him think of a rainy, dreary, or sad day and the strips of color made everything better  - Tears of Joy!. Alrighty then. I kind of like the name, don't you?

I really like the grey background and already have plans to make another quilt or two using similar fabrics. I really like the simplicity of this quilt. My sister Ann, who was on retreat with me said it best when she said she liked the minimalistic look of the quilt. Yep, that's what I like!

Jack would really like to see me add a couple of borders (grey, small columns of color like the inside and then grey again), but I don't have enough of the grey to do that and I don't want to try to match it.
I promised that one of the others I make will have borders for him.  I'm happy he takes in interest in my quilting!  :-)

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


Annie said...

I really like this strippy quilt! I'll have to see if I can find a copy of the magazine.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A fun quilt and a perfect name for it.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a fun pattern, the grey looks perfect in it!