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Monday, February 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Two posts in one day.  I must be slow at the office!!

I have admired a lot of design walls that are posted on Judy L's blog and finally decided to add myself to her list.
Here's what's on my wall today.




I just can't seem to get myself to do anything with these blocks. They've been on my design wall since I posted them for Judy's UFO challenge. I cant' decide if I want her to pull their number sooner or later.

I have a few more made.  I could go a little bigger or sew them together and call it quits.  At this stage it measures about 36" square.  I have enough fabric to border it but I am a little off put by the dark orange logs next to the centers in some of the blocks.  What do you think?



11 comments:

  1. I like it! The differences in the orange blocks makes it quirky in the nicest way and keeps it from being just another log cabin quilt.

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  2. Before I even read your post, I didn't notice those darker orange pieces, so I guess my vote is to leave it the way it is!

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  3. I like them too. I think they add depth to the design. You should keep them.

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  4. I like the layout, but if the orange bugs you, then maybe you should play with some other ideas until you are happy.

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  5. I think this is definitely worth finishing. I love the dark orange logs that form the small squares. My only critical comment is that the upper right square should match the other corner squares - it is just too distracting for me to gaze at this interesting composition with that one asymmetry. My guess is that you do have a block to match. Hope that helps! I really like it overall. I would love to see it finished - there is a subtle circle going on in the middle that doesn't detract from the overall composition, and I like the way the slightly darker orange in the corners complements the interesting dark orange squares.

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  6. I like it the way it is. Could you quilt it up and use it as a table topper, or couch throw?

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  7. Actually I really like it, why not sew it together, put on a couple of broders and quilt it using a really light batting - then use it for a table toppper - surely Halloween or Thanksgiving in someone's house can support a gorgeous orange and charcoal table cloth.

    I am sure you could find a buyer on Etsy for it.

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  8. Actually I have just had a better idea if you have six of them why not put a small border on each one, back them and quilt them and use them as napkins!!

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  9. I'd love to see what would happen to this if you added sashing strips in a dark color, perhaps the darkest one in the grey side? I'll be excited to see how you finish it!

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