Saturday, July 3, 2010

I propose

I finished all the #1 blocks from Clue #5 of the Mystery Quilt and put them up on my design wall with  the #2 blocks.  This is the layout I propose:
Sorry this is not a great photo.  I had to lighten it up a lot so that the green showed up. There's one of each color pinwheel star on my design wall.  In total there are six of each. 

Again, this photo is subpar, but I really like the gray/black print with the green and cream.  This is a Kona fabric, ecru toned, not sure of the name.  Despite using a directional fabric for the green, the scale is small enough not to interfere with the graphic of the star. We'll have to wait until Tuesday to see what Judy's proposal is for the layout!  That will be followed by a border of cream and then a border of red, at least.  I'll decide after those two are on if I want to make it any bigger.  These are 12" blocks so it will quickly grow to a largish quilt (35 blocks total plus the borders). 

I hope everyone has nice plans for the 4th.  All my sibs and families except my sister will be over at my mom and dad's tomorrow night for BBQ and watching fireworks from the roof or backyard.  The community college where the city fireworks show is held is right behind my parents' house, so except for a street palm tree that is determined to block our view, we have pretty good seats. Oh, and we can see all the illegal fireworks being set off too.  Happy Independence Day!

10 comments:

Judy said...

Love the colors you used!

Lori said...

I REALLY REALLY like the setting!! What a great quilt!!

Joyful Quilter said...

I accept your proposal! It is going to look great. I like the alternate block...have you thought of putting the blocks on point?

Cynthia L. said...

The quilt looks really good, love the colors. Glad you had an opportunity to see fireworks. We wanted to and then realized they were on the 3rd, not the 4th! Who does that?!?! Oh well, we had a great day anyway.

Quilter Kathy said...

I wonder if you are right?!? Can't wait until the next step is posted to find out! Your blocks look great together!

Vivian said...

Love the fabrics, the layout, and the obvious enjoyment you're having making this quilt.
Hope you had a safe, enjoyable 4th with the family. Ours was quiet, and that's just fine.

julieQ said...

Oh, wonderful!I really like that arrangement!

Judy said...

Great colors. I want to make it again with a creamy background and very scrappy.

scraphappy said...

I love the way your mystery quilt turned out. The fabric choices make each of them so unique, even though the pattern is the same.

vanos said...

I really like your red - It's going to look great!