Monday, April 25, 2011

Design Wall Monday - April 25th

Looks like we are in for a rough day weather wise.  We have the possibility for strong storms all day today.  It would be a good day to hang out in the sewing room with the Weather Channel on TV, but it's Monday, so back to work for me. 

What's up on the design wall?  I finished block 11 and 12 of the Layer Cake Quilt Along that Moose on the Porch Quilts was sponsoring. 

The "blue" in both these blocks isn't really the same, the second block is really more green than blue, but for some reason the colors read the same photographically.  My block 11 isn't made according to the pattern, I made some changes there.  For block 12, I stuck with just two colors.  The layer cake I worked with had a lot of busy fabrics.  I had a hard time putting more than 3 fabrics together in a block.  Any more than 3 and pattern overload was the result.   

I'm still playing with the layout of the blocks, but here's the last possibility that I was considering. 

I need to break up the row that has all the green in it and spread those blocks out more.   

I did make some progress on the Castle quilt, but with the Easter holiday, haven't had time to get a photo of it. 

So that's it for my design wall.  Check out Judy's Patchwork Times for other design walls. 


Marti said...

They do look the same, but the one on the left looks a bit darker on my monitor - which is odd because most things look washed out on my screen. I like the way you alternated light and dark in the layout.

Keep Stitchin' said...

I agree with Marti, it reads darker.
So what are you going to do with this one as far as setting goes (are you adding sashings, etc...)?

Kirsten said...

Oh that looks really good already..I´m excited to see how it´ll turn out in the end.

Shay said...

Doesn't everyone there get Monday off as a public holiday?

I love the middle fabric in block pretty!

SpinningStar said...

The quilt is looking good - hope you didn't wash away with all the rain today. But, we need so much more of the stuff. It was good to get some sewing done today!


Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing all the LCQA blocks! Are you doing the layout on the site with the star sashing?

Chris said...

I love your blocks. The 2 color blocks turned out super. Are you going to follow the posted finishing instructions with the stars in the sashing? They are kinda a pain with all the little pieces, but look cute.