Monday, March 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday #13

Last November I attended a mystery class at Reichard's - click here to read about it and to see the teacher's quilt. In January the blocks were on my 3rd design wall post for 2012 and I have no idea what happened to them after that! They just evaporated into the UFO ether. Well, they finally re-emerged and are now sewn together into a quilt top.
I think what took so long is that it was quite challenging to get the layout of the blocks decided. I didn't want to have any of the tone on tone fabrics touching each other, which was tricky because one fabric can touch 7 others. Eventually I just had to say "that's long enough on the design wall" and sew it!
Here is my sister working on her mystery quilt layout. She changed a few of the colours in her version. She took out a blue, a green and the purple, and put in a pink, another yellow and a darker green. It's fun to make two quilts that are similar and yet a little different.
Now I am wondering about a border, or no border? I don't think it needs one, but I would like the quilt to be a little bit bigger. To see other design wall postings, hop over to Patchwork Times.

10 comments:

  1. Very neat quilt. And, I like the color changes your sister did. I like your colors too. It is definitely interesting to see the same quilt made up in different colors. Thanks for sharing both.

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  2. I like seeing both versions. Both look great! My 2 cents worth is no border. To me it looks "finished " already. Thanks for sharing

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  3. This is a very fun design. It doesn't "need" a border to me, but if you want it bigger, could you just put a row of the TOT squares (and rectangles) around the outside without using the focus fabrics?

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  4. And just where did these blocks surface from? You did a good job on your switcheroo game and the colors look evenly dispersed and move the eye around well! How fun to share the mystery project with your sister. I like bigger quilts too so would probably add one.

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  5. Very nice quilt. Love the colors.I don't think you need to add a border unless you need it bigger.

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  6. Great quilt. Nice to see it escaped the UFO ether LOL

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  7. It emerged just in time this week. Have fun sewing on it. Depending on how much bigger you need it- just add a Blob-O Border and you can stitch feathers or something fun in it.

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  8. Congrats on reaching flimsy status with this quilt. I like the tone on tone verus print contrasts in each block.

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  9. What a nice quilt. I know what you mean about not have colors touch, it takes some time to get it just right and yours looks great. I like my quilts big so I would add a border, but if the size is right, it really doesn't need one.

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  10. Looks fantastic! Great design and I love the "solids" with the patterned fabrics..very effective.

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