Monday, February 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday

Here's what's up on the wall today. This is the completed Zen Garden quilt top. I'm playing with ideas on quilting before I take it down. I'm thinking about something girly like flowers or big swirls.
I really like how this turned out and hope to quilt it soon, especially since I want to offer this as a class in the next series of classes in the Spring. This is coming down from the wall tonight or tomorrow even if I haven't decided on the quilting because I've got all the pieces cut and ready to sew for the same quilt with a dark background. The print fabric is all the same for both quilts. (Ticklish by Me and My Sister Designs for  Moda)
For most quilts I teach, I like to have one quilt completely done that is full size, as well as at least a few blocks using a very different colorway or style of fabric. Because many of us quilters struggle to visualize projects in any fabric other than the sample, I think it's worth my time and energy to do that. I've had more than one student tell me that they appreciate what I've done so I plan to continue. 
Since one of these quilts take 20 strips that measure 2.5" x width of fabric plus background fabric, I'm making two complete quilts. I love that about this pattern and others by Little Louise Designs.  My Gateway to Paradise is by the same designer and uses only 20 strips also.  
I've been busy the last couple of weeks, but that really isn't an excuse for not posting. Later tonight or early tomorrow, I'll post some pictures from the Old Bags Day Sew-In that my friend Kare and I hosted on January 26th. We had 32 participants and I think they all had as much fun as Kare and I did. There was a lot of productivity that day, including a number of quilt tops being completed.
See what other quilters have on their design walls today.
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love this quilt!

Needled Mom said...

Awesome quilt!!!

Allison said...

Oh, I love the idea of using the same prints on both a light & dark background! sounds like you really go above and beyond for your classes

Jill said...

Zen Garden looks great! How awesome that you bring blocks in other colorways to your classes...I'm sure your students really appreciate that! I've nominated you for the Liebster Award. Have fun with it!