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Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday 8/22/11

I am pretty please with what I accomplished this weekend.

I got all the blocks made for my niece's quilt. I still have some rearranging to do but, as I hoped, the darker red squares do not bother me as much now that I have more shades of rose in there.  The actual quilt is much darker than this photo suggests.  I like it but I am not at all certain it is what she had in mind.  If I could redo it, I would reverse the light and dark greens, making it a much lighter quilt and making the two diagonals more obvious.   I really thought the larger, light stars would make it a lighter quilt overall but not so much.

It was a really simple quilt to make and I am thinking of making it again in the reverse order.  This time, though, I will go very scrappy, using any and all very light lights and two contrasting darks of whatever I have the most of in my scrap stash.

I also got the binding 3/4 sewn onto my show quilt.  It was late and I was tired and I should have stopped sooner because I ended up stitching the hanging sleeve to the front of the quilt.  SIGH.  Aren't seam rippers just the best invention?

You should hop over to Judy's blog to see what others have on their design walls.

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
                                           -Bill Zimmer


  1. I'm sorry you don't like it but I'd be happy to have a quilt turn out this pretty!

  2. If your niece doesn't like this quilt, I will be HAPPY to take it off your hands!


  3. Chris,
    Try this site for umbrella instructions. Sorry, I thought I had a link on the blog.
    Or look for DeeDee when you google "recovering an umbrella."

  4. I love the colors as they are. I don't think the darker reds are intrusive at all. In fact, I had to look for them after reading your post. Nice quilt :)

  5. I like the different pinks/reds. I think it gives the quilt a lot of interest. Very pretty.

  6. It is really beautiful. I like the pinks and reds.

  7. very pretty and I think it will be wonderful when finished.


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