I still don't have an actual design wall, but my new sewing desk has lots of room to play on both sides of the machine, happily! Several evenings last week I spent completing the hourglass blocks and flying geese, as well as cutting squares for the Carefree Romance pattern from Quilt Sampler Spring 2010 that I chose to use for my 9 patch swap blocks.
These are 6 1/2" unfinished hourglass blocks. The flying geese will be alternated with the pieced 2" squares sewn into rectangles.
Here are some of the 9 patches spread out. I had cut out a bunch of 2" squares from other fabric scraps but really wanted to keep with the C.W. print theme. What to do, what to do...then I recalled the stack of Bonnie Blue Basics fat quarters I had splurged on at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach back in July. Problem solved!
Lots more C.W. yumminess. Here are a few being auditioned for the rectangles. I think these will play nicely with all the variety of colors in the 9 patches. Go to Judy's blog to see all the other design walls.