Monday, September 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday - September 13th

About this time last year I was inventorying my UFOs, trying to decide which ones I was going to complete.  Among those boxes was one from 2005.  I had taken a class based on Judy Turner and Margaret Rolf's book "Successful Scrap Quilts" published by That Patchwork Place.  At that time, I'd only started 8 quilts, but for some reason, many of those early quilts were purple and yellow.  So that's the scraps that went to the class.  I made three blocks, then decided I didn't like it, so put it all away.  But when I pulled those three blocks out last year, I decided that I did like it, at least enough to make a few more blocks.  The pattern in the book is called "Flush of Spring" because it's done in pinks and greens.  I don't have a name for this quilt yet,  it's just the" purple and yellow quilt".  So here's my design wall for this week:


The blocks aren't in any particular order, just stuck up there as they were finished.  It has taken me the better part of a year just to cut all the little rectangles, because this quilt is part of my "you only have to work on it for 15 minutes" UFO completion program. Now that there are a large variety of rectangles cut,  I've started using Bonnie Hunter's "leaders and enders" approach to assemble the blocks.  It's not fast progress, but it is progress.  The blocks actually go together pretty quickly, so I hope progress will be a bit faster the next few months. 

Other than the purple and yellow quilt, I just started cutting the fabric needed to finish a BOM from 2008.  The potential settings for those blocks is the subject of a previous post (The Trouble with BOMs ).   Maybe I'll get enough of it done so it will be on my design wall next week.  In the meantime, visit Judy's Patchwork Times and see what is on everyone else's design wall.

9 comments:

  1. LOVE the yellow and purple. I have a daughter who would just love, love, love that quilt! ;-)

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  2. Love it, purple has always been my favorite color.

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  3. The purple and gold is awesome. My Minnesota relatives are Vikings fans and would really love it!

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  4. Love it! It reminds me that I started this kind of design in miniature once...I wonder where it went !?!?

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  5. The yellow and purple make a very cheery combination. Your blocks remind me of pansies. Very pretty.

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  6. Purple and gold is a wonderful palette to work with! I've been collecting these colors for too long without making one myself. Soon!

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  7. Nice colors and great block. Very bright and cheerful quilt.

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  8. Great way to use up scraps! Very attractive mix you have going on there.

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