Monday, March 12, 2012

Design Wall Monday #11

My design wall is a mishmash of different projects today. On the left is the first three "Knot" blocks for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge
On the top right is a block called "Times Nine" by Jo Morton. The pattern is in the 100 blocks magazine (vol. #4). I am thinking about whether I want to add borders to it and make it bigger, or just quilt and bind???
And the black and yellow block is an experimental Swoon block. I was thinking about making a quilt of these blocks but it was very labour intensive. There are an unbelievable 90 pieces in this one 8" block! I'm not sure I want to make a whole quilt of these!
Hop over to Patchwork Times to see what other quilters have on their design walls today.

15 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Love your block for the rainbow scrap challenge. That's going to be wonderful. And that swoon block is so lovely. Whether it gets any mates to go with it or shines all on its' own, it is definitely a beauty!!

KaHolly said...

The Swoon Block is beautiful in black and yellow.

Pattilou said...

I didn't realize the Swoon block had so many pieces. I like yours in black and yellow!

Gari said...

But your swoon block would sure make a beautiful quilt! And the chain blocks are beautiful and so different.

Kris said...

Love your little Jo Morton. I think it would make a cute little doll quilt.

Janet O. said...

Your Swoon block is beautiful. If you forge ahead making more I commend you. I think one would be my limit (if I even got that far--I know, I'm a quilting wimp!).
Love the little Jo Morton piece. What is its ultimate destination? That would determine size for me.
I really like the know blocks. Do you already have the setting in mind? Sashing or "knot" (sorry--couldn't resist). Have you considered putting them on point? I think they would look great that way--I know, I am really jumping the gun! : )

Dar said...

Your Rainbow challenge blocks are great!! What a neat idea. I would be hesitate to make more Swoon blocks too. Yours is beautiful though, so maybe a small lap quilt would be nice.

Patrica said...

Love the black and yellow Swoon block but I didn't realize they had so many pieces either. I too would have second thoughts.

AnnieO said...

Lots of wonderful block goodness on your Design Wall! I love the Swoon block design but yes that is a lot of pieces. But they are big blocks so make a quilt top quick, right?

swooze said...

Had to come back and show you this tutorial http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.com/2012/03/scrappy-nickel-swoon-quilt-block.html

I love your scrap blocks. They are going to make a beautiful quilt!

Ellen said...

Lovely design wall - I had no idea there were that many pieces in the Swoon blocks - yikes!

Cathy Tomm said...

Your design wall is looking good day. I love the rainbow challenge blocks. I have a fabric give a way on my blog today.

Eden said...

Great rainbow blocks, those will look great together. The swoon block looks good in black and yellow. Your assembly method adds 10 pieces that don't have to be there... All of the sections that look like flying geese can be made without using half square triangles which saves a few. And there are a few other saving spots as well. Still, 70 pieces can be a lot. Most of the hard core swooners are making 16' blocks which makes a good sized quilt with just 9 blocks. Be brave!

Bonnie said...

Lots of cool stuff on your design wall today. 90 pieces in an 8" block. Wowwee! But it is beautiful. B.

Allyson said...

Love your little Jo Morton up in the corner. So tiny!