Monday, June 17, 2013

Design Wall Monday

On my design wall is my June UFO. It is a raw edge applique project that is totally made of scraps from an abandoned unfinished project (the Indian Orange Peel). I decided to make one more block (I had finished 8) to make it a square sized quilt with 9 blocks. 

As I was looking at the design wall, I was thinking of how my blocks look like stained glass windows, and I was remembering the beautiful windows I had seen at La Basilique Notre-Dame last month. 



And I was thinking about all the candles and light, and before I knew it, I had turned my lighter coloured scraps into two half blocks with candles.


The two half blocks went from being an assorted pile of scraps... to being finished blocks very quickly, and the whole process felt inspired and peaceful. 
I made all these blocks in a "quilt-as-you-go" style, so I just have to sew them together with the sashing (which I will stitch by hand) to finish this quilt. 
To see more design walls, hop over to Patchwork Times.
To see more mid-month UFO reports, hope over to "A Lovely Year of Finishes".

19 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... love this quilt!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I really like the look of this quilt

Melissa said...

This quilt looks amazing! When I saw the tiny pic on the link up my first thought was "stained glass windows". You are going to have a stunning quilt on your hands!

Nann said...

What a great way to rescue those scraps!

Leigh Anne said...

My first thought was stained glass as well! It's really beautiful

Teresa in Music City said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! And I love the candles - the perfect way to use up your scraps to make something that really means something to you and will remind you of that great memory every time you see it!

Vicki W said...

My goal is to make an IOP in the next 2 years. I hope I can remember your idea for the scraps because it's brilliant!

Connie said...

Great blocks and this will be a beautiful quilt!

Jackie J said...

I like this quilt, and especially the way you cut a large block to make two smaller ones.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love what you did with it. The candles are so creative.

Bonnie said...

Always great eye candy. Very nice stain glass look. I love the creativity of the candles that you added.

Janet O. said...

I love the association with the Catherdral windows and candles. Made me think that this could be in honor of your brother and all he is going through. You have permanent candles burning for him.

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Love those two half blocks!! I'm very partial to square quilts...satisfies the love of symmetric in me :-).

Jacqui

desertskyquilts said...

Great progress. I like your little candles!

audrey said...

Love how you rescued your ufo pieces and made something lovely out of them afterall.:)

Quilty Conscience said...

It's a great quilt! I enjoyed going back and reading the post about the "Chompers" Toni

Kelly Young said...

what beautiful blocks! You're right, they definitely look like stained glass.

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Jane Holbrook said...

I saw stained glass right away. Love the design process!! You have a talent for sharing your creating. I love the ticker tape look. It is funny to find out that our scraps are too big! And it is not as simple as it loos to make a ticker tape piece. Can't wait to see the finish. You are inspiring me!

Kate said...

Beautifully done! What a great way to use up scraps.