Monday, May 23, 2011

Design Wall Monday #21

It has turned out to be a wonderful sunny, warm long weekend here and lots of outdoor yard work was finally completed.  I did a lot of digging in the dirt, planting seeds for the vegetable garden.
And I played with the dirt coloured fabrics indoors! I worked on the brown version of our guild mystery. To see the colourful version of the quilt I finished earlier in the month - click here.  I have had these blocks sewn since December, but they are so boring compared to my colourful blocks that I have to force myself to work on them. The deadline for showing the quilts/tops at guild meeting is in 3 weeks so I am motivated to at least finish the top. I just know that this is a quilt that will not get finished otherwise...I am not a brown person, nor do I enjoy sewing 2 colour quilts (remember the civil war blocks?).
I cut out all the pieces for the remaining 4 blocks and should be able to sew these up today. Then I just have the sashing and border to figure out.
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10 comments:

  1. I am hearing you about Civil War quilt colors. I had to add punches of color to my quilt so I didn't get, yawn, bored with it. I love the blocks in your stars they are wonderful.

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  2. Wow Kathy -- look how organized you are. Are those directions and cut fabric in those page holders? I agree with you about working in browns.. but the quilt does look nice. Someone will like this quilt even if it isn't our favorite!

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  3. I think the blocks are beautiful. I love both two color quilts and brown so it is right up my alley :)

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  4. Dirt colored-- LOL! I love the photo at the top of your blog. Took me a minute to figure out what it was! Delightful!

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  5. I'm totally impressed you worked so much outside and still got a lot done on the quilting front. My quilting has definitely taken a backseat to gardening.

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  6. Your blocks look terrific to me. I happen to like brown - it is such a nice warm colour - makes me think of hot chocolate!

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  7. Two thirds of the way done with the blocks.......

    Won't it feel soooo goood to have it finished?

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  8. A deadline is a great way to make a dent in an aging project, Kathy! Glad you are finding motivation in that. You are organized and that should make it a bit easier. I love brown but have never made an all brown project. I agree, limited palettes are harder to work on!

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  9. The blocks look great, hope you can find the motiivation to finish them.

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  10. I'm loving your two-color blocks! :)

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