Monday, October 21, 2013

Design Wall Monday - Carrie Nation blocks

Participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for the last couple of years has been such an awesome experience.  I have to say thank you again to our host Angela for such an inspired idea. It has really helped me to get my scraps more under control, and into finished blocks and quilts.
Since green month (April) I have been making some 8" Carrie Nation blocks using scraps of the colour of the month. I just finished a few more blocks last week and decided to get them all out (25 so far) and put them up on the design wall to see how the project is progressing.


I must admit... I LOVE it so far!
I am using Bonnie Hunter's concept of "neutrals" in this project. You can read her great tips here.
Putting a project up on the design wall can really give a it (or you!) a boost of creative energy, if you like what you see.
And I DO! 
I think I'll make about 75 more blocks. 
What are you laughing it? It could happen!
If you like these blocks too, the pattern is here. Get sewing!
To see more design wall postings, hop over to Patchwork Times...enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. Impressive. I love your line-up. Good luck with making more.

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  2. That is one beautiful quilt!!

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  3. That looks gorgeous! Have fun making more blocks.

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  4. Just love the colors and designs. I will have to get my scraps togeather and join you.

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  5. This is wonderful! I LOVE it!
    I've enjoyed Angela's rainbow scrap challenge for 2 years, too. Forces me to creatively address my scraps :D

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  6. Your wall looks great! I am starting to think about ideas for next year... love this challenge.

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  7. Love your quilt Kathy, it looks amazing. Looking forward seeing it with the additional 75 squares.

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  8. Laughing along with you! Never could laugh at you. We are all just as crazy to make the quilts we are making some days. Remember, I have one with 88 pieces in one 12" square a la Bonnie Hunter in the works.

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  9. I've never sewn along with the rainbow scrap challenge. Seeing how you've done it with a specific block each month, I may try to do it next year. I hope Angela keeps it going. Love your rainbow quilt. And, sure, you can do those extra blocks as leader/enders. Just precut a bunch of them and sew as you work on other things. No pressure, no time crunch just an easy way to a quilt.

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  10. Fabulous! I love the neutrals and the bright colors just pop in the design. Even the darker colors look bright. Love it!!! I love putting my blocks on the wall just to see what is happening. It's motivation.
    And I would never laugh at 75 more blocks. Quickly you will only need less than 50. It's amazing how fast it happens.

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  11. I've been admiring your blocks each time you show them and now it's fun to see them all together. It's looking lovely. And ONLY 75 more? HA!

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  12. I think I'm in love! This looks great. I love that it is a riot of colour while looking carefully laid out at the same time.

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  13. Love that scrappy everything style :)

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  14. Did you really say 75 more?!? More power to ya! : )
    It looks scrumptious so far. I figure with 75 more of these blocks you will be using this as living room carpet? How big are these blocks anyway?

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  15. What a great looking quilt this is going to be. ..eye candy for sure!

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  16. Beautiful blocks. I love the secondary patterns that form when you get them all together.

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  17. I love your Carrie Nation blocks all together. Such beautiful colors!

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  18. very bright and cheerful but far too many squares to match for my level of patchwork

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  19. The thumbnail photo on DWM caught my eye! The color progression + simple block design = striking. I came across the Carrie Nation block in one of Donna Lynn Thomas's books years and years ago, but I've never made a quilt with it. Hmmmm.....maybe now's the time!

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  20. That looks fabulous! Good luck with the next 75!

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  21. That looks fabulous! Good luck with the next 75!

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  22. Your quilt looks great. Such a fresh take on an old favorite.

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  23. I was just reading backwards after a super busy work week. I LOVE how your blocks have come together! Such great color combinations.

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