Monday, January 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 16th

It's Monday already?  Last week was really busy, hopefully things will slow down some this week.  The volleyball tournament was over in the early afternoon yesterday, so there was time for some laundry and some sewing. 

So what's up on the design wall?  Block 7 from the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt along




It's not perfect, but it's done!  I'm not a big fan of sewing with templates.  Thankfully the directions were pretty clear and the block went together pretty smoothly.  I had hoped to get to block 8 but that didn't happen.  All that's up on the design wall is the first 7 FQS blocks. 


The red, black and white color scheme is one I've never worked with before.  It certainly makes for bold blocks. 

That's if for my design wall.  I'm hoping to make some progress on both the Scrappy Stars and the McCall's Mystery quilt this week, in addition to completing blocks 8 and 9 of the FQS.  Probably won't get to all of that this week, but it should be a more productive week than last week was. 

Have a great week.  Check out Patchwork Times for more inspiration. 

25 comments:

  1. That is a lovely block; and the red, black and white colour scheme certainly makes them pop!

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  2. Wow that's a gorgeous block! I think it looks perfect. Look at that red stripe right up the middle of the outer most points. Looks fabulous.

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  3. Your block is great! I agree the colors are WOW! but I think it will be a beautiful quilt.

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  4. Perfect piecing! I like the entire sampler, too.

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  5. Great block collection so far. That last one does look tricky. Getting all those inset angles right must have a bear.

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  6. These blocks look great -- and I really like how you put block seven together -- so cool!! :)

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  7. Great star blocks...very dramatic!

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  8. That ia.a perfect star. I'm with you on the templates. Black, red, and white is my favorite color combination, and I love your fabrics.

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  9. I love your black, white and red blocks; reminds me that I have some blocks from a class I taught that I need to do something with.

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  10. You've done a terrific job on picking fabric for this star. The whole thing pops and says, I know what I'm doing with these fabrics. Excellent job.

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  11. Great blocks and I like the color combo.

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  12. It's a gorgeous block, and I love your colour choices. The blocks look great against that wonderful background!

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  13. This is such a pretty block...the black and red is stunning! Have a great week! Hugs

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  14. Your star blocks are looking great! Best of luck finding enough time to sew.

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  15. Really nice block. You make me want to jump in the FQS thing. Your fabrics are great. It think the quilt will be smashing.

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  16. They are bold colors but they do work nicely. The blocks are going to look great together.

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  17. while it is a very nice block, it's your fabric choice that makes it very STRIKING! :) love it!!

    Have a great week!
    Love from Indiana! -bonnie

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  18. Looks wonderful! I am not a fan of sewing with templates either. I love this collection of blocks and it is very striking.

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  19. Wonderful block! I don't care for templates anymore.....used to do too many of those. Great colors!

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  20. I love how your blocks are coming out. I am behind on one or two of those blocks also. I guess I need to choose a night this week to get caught up.

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  21. Those are great blocks. The one you just finished looks very tricky!!

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  22. I think it turned out wonderfully. It's so precise and perfect! I like the colors too; it makes a striking block.

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  23. I really do love those blocks and I think they look AMAZING!

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