Monday, September 04, 2017

Design Wall Monday

On my design wall today is one lonely 12" block. This is for the Aberfoyle Fall Fair quilt block challenge. They collect blocks to make quilts to raffle to raise money for the fair expenses. The block theme is "a variety of vegetables" and it has to include the feature fabric that is on the outside of the top left and bottom right blocks. I also fussy cut the centre blocks from the feature fabric.
The pattern is the #14 Blockheads square in a square block. Half way through block construction I was wishing that I had used a paper piecing pattern instead, but it turned out okay in the end.
The challenge was to create enough contrast in the block when using only very busy vegetable prints. I tried to create contrast by carefully considering the scale and value of the prints.  Still... it's very chaotic looking. I'm telling myself that it's just like a healthy vegetable garden should be! Fair submissions are on friday morning and I'm delighted to not be finishing at the last minute - you quilters just know how we are! 
Linking up with Small Quilts.

And in other vegetable news...
as soon as the weather gets cooler, my soup making interest reappears. This is the leftovers from the first batch of vegetable soup this month. It's made of all the veggies that were sitting in the fridge... carrots, zucchini, celery, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, and tomatoes. It's a totally delicious way to get your vitamins!

10 comments:

  1. That was a hard task for contrast, but I can see what you did there. Your soup sounds yummy.

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  2. I love "busy" blocks, so for me this is beautiful..hugs, Julierose

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  3. Busy food block. Quite the Challenge. Soup weather is coming.

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  4. Not only some lovely quilting but harvest soup as well : )

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  5. Sounds like you made your soup from the contents of your quilt block. Looks and sounds yummy!

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  6. Our fair was a couple weeks ago and of course I was doing things at the last minute. That was to my downfall as I forgot tot label my pickles and so they weren't judged. Oh well next year. The rainy weather has given me time to sew which is great!Been pickling too and reaping the goodness from my garden too.

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  7. Your block makes me want a salad for lunch.

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  8. You did great with the contrast, the colors make the difference. We are supposed to get a cold snap tomorrow, soup sounds good!

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  9. Your block looks great - you can still see the pattern amongst the vegetables.
    I'm trying to contact you, can you please get back to me? Thanks!
    mbaidacoff@cogeco.ca

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  10. Definitely a challenge in contrasts for the block. The veggies in your fabrics would make a good soup.

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