Monday, January 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday - January 9th

Not much up on the design wall this week, as most of my time went towards figuring out what to do with UFO #5.  I posted yesterday that I realized the originally selected patterned background fabric wasn't going to work.  I bought new fabric to replace those, but still didn't like how it was working out.  Thanks to all who suggested using more of the lighter background fabric, that made a huge difference. 

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of light neutrals in my stash, so it's back to the quilt shop.   This pattern is derived from Folk Art Christmas Stars by Robyn Pandolph for Moda Fabrics.  The pattern I'm working from was adapted by Vicki McGowan, who taught the class where this quilt was started. 

The only other sewing room activity that occurred this week was prepping the templates and cutting out the pieces for block 7 of the Moose on the Porch Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along.

The background pieces still need to be cut out.  I really hate working with templates, which is why this block is still not done.  Hopefully by next week both block 7 and 8 will be up on the design wall with the previous blocks.  

That's it for my design wall this week.  For more design walls, check out Patchwork Times


SpinningStar said...

I like it with more lights in the background. The light pops out the stars as well as helps to highlight the squares of fabric. This will be a very pretty quilt.


marcella said...

That star quilt is going to be beautiful. Best of luck finding just the right fabrics when you're out shopping.

AnnieO said...

Very nice, Kate! I like your new design plan. Finding good neutrals can be hard and I try to stock up when I see some I like. Love the colors for your other star project too.

Shay said...

I often have to run out to buy neutrals.

You just reminded me I probably should do something with the templates for my FW quiltalong!

Lynne said...

It may not seem like much bit it is progress.

Denise :) said...

Wow -- this is very, VERY nice!! :)