Monday, October 01, 2012

Design Wall Monday #37 - Quilt Along

I am starting out the new week and new month with a new project...seems like the right thing to do, eh?!?
I started another one of Lori's great quilt-alongs over at Humble Quilts, and have the step #1 four patches on my design wall. Love 'em!

I enjoyed a relaxed evening sewing these adorable four patch blocks and cutting all the fabric for the quilt top.



I am using a charm pack called Vintage Modern that I bought on the summer Shop Hop (and I am giving one of these charm packs away to link ups on the Slow Sunday Stitching post!).  
This is how I am cutting the charm squares, which gives me one of each of the sizes required plus one extra strip. It worked out perfectly!
For the "mountain trail" I am using a cherry red Kona solid.
I am slightly concerned, as I always am at the beginning of a new project, whether my fabrics will work the way I envision them. Here are the pieces laid out...the "darks" on the left and the "lights" on the right. I know that it will be a lower contrast quilt than the inspiration quilt and Lori's version, but am hoping that it will all turn out okay.
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13 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

Yes, I love your fabrics! You can't go wrong with aqua and red :*) And with the red solid to tie them all together, it looks like they will work great!

I love starting new projects - it keeps me stimulated & energized! I haven't decided what my NewFO will be yet for October - fun decisions =^..^=

Michele Bilyeu said...

Such a happy start with happy fabrics. LOVE your blog header..that is so fresh and original and just plain cute!

Sue Daurio said...

Great fabrics!!! Going to be a beauty that's for sure.

beaquilter said...

great blocks

Janet O. said...

New month/new project--I like your reasoning. : )
I think this will be a very pretty little quilt. There seems to be enough contrast to these fabrics. It won't be a dramatic difference, but should be enough. I always question whether or not I will be happy with my fabric choices when venturing into new territory.

Julianne Emery said...

love your though process, new week, new month and new project. I thought the colors are perfect. especially if you have a white daybed.....or porch swing. the colors make you smile and feel at home.

Darlene said...

Love your fabric selection for the sew along.

New month - let the fun begin.

AnnieO said...

Lower contrast quilts are all the rage just now, so no worries! Love that fabric line.

Ellen said...

Such pretty fabrics - I think they look wonderful with the red.

Ellen said...

Such pretty fabrics - I think they look wonderful with the red.

Sheila said...

I love that fabric line. Cute little blocks, too :D

Mary said...

Great new project for October. Have fun with it. I've been tempted, but am resisting so far.

* said...

For me it is new month, all old projects. I think I will have all my Christmas sewing done by Thanksgiving so December will be my "new month/new project" month. And I will be able to sit back and laugh at everyone else scrambling to be done on time. ;-)