Monday, August 23, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Today I have my leaders/enders blocks up on the design wall. Even though I don't seem to be devoting much time to this project, the pile of my 3" blocks is gradually growing...that is the magic of leaders/enders!  Once in a while I press a bunch of scraps from the scrap bag, and do some cutting so there will always be blocks ready to sew.
And I have been playing with the light/dark fabric combinations. In these blocks I used the aqua fabric as both a light (with the dark blue) and then as a dark (with the yellow as the light).

I am at the point where I need to make some decisions about the layout to make some choices about cutting and organizing the remaining dotty scraps.


Option #1 - straight set with the diagonal light chains.












Option #2 - 4 blocks set together making "rings" of the lights or darks. If I go with this layout, I can have more fun with playing with the lights/darks in block construction, and I already have machine quilting ideas emerging.
If you have any thoughts or other layout ideas, leave me a comment.
Go over and check out Judy's blog...not only can you see the design walls of over 60 quilters around the world...but notice that Judy and I have THE SAME blocks on our design walls...what are the chances?!?

20 comments:

  1. I kind of like the straight set.

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  2. I like the option 1. It is looking great.

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  3. I would keep the 4 per block design like in #2, but have the blocks arranged as if they are going in a circle. Then I would encase each block set with sashing.

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  4. There is nothing wrong with the straight set, but I think the rings really look nice. The secondary pattern makes it look much more complicated. You have to love the power of leaders and enders.

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  5. oh you're having way to much fun--just like me!!

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  6. I think you and Judy are just crazy doing 3" blocks! I like the Option 2. I will have to check back on Judy's I didn't see the similarity. It may have been the early hour I looked at her Blog...

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  7. I like option 2...reminds me of a Bento Box...really like the dotty fabric..

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  8. love the color choices. Like both settings my favorite is the rings.

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  9. The two sets are great - but to tell you what kind of quilter I am - I thought the first picture of the scraps was the most interesting - you start sewing those all down to a foundation and it would make a really interesting wall quilt LOL!

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  10. I like option 2 best. The lights seem tostand out better. iN option 1 the lights seem to get lost more often.

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  11. Your work is beautiful, my dear. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Quilting!

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  12. Seems you have already made up your mind if you are thinking of quilting designs, LOL! I like the second option very much. Lively and lots of energy.

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  13. very nice. I can't wait to see your quilting design no matter what set you choose. That is a ton of tiny squares!

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  14. I like the second option. The dots are wonderful! I am looking forward to seeing how this quilt develops!

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  15. both look good, but I perfer option 2

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  16. Oh, I like those...another on the old to do list!

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  17. and I blogged about you today...hee!

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  18. Like both settings, so I am not hepimg you at all. Or you can make 2 quilts. LOL

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  19. What a pretty batik fabrics!

    I think i like the first option, but it's your quilt! Maybe if you put sashing in option number 2 and corner square? Just an idea, I know it's more work!

    Happy sewing! :)

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