Monday, November 8, 2010

Design Wall Monday--Nov 8, 2010

On my Design Desk today is the second project I'm making with the 9 patches from Julie K's swap.  I made up a few of the square-in-square blocks to see how my plan to emphasize the star in this layout is working  (quilt design from a Thimbleberries book).
 
Cinnamon star.

Cheddar star.

I am a little concerned that this is going to turn out just incredibly busy and not the scrappy look I love.  I want the stars to stand out, and they will be the only constant fabrics in the patchwork.  I'll probably have to make a lot more of the square in squares to see if I really like this.  I do love the cheddar and cinnamon Jo Morton fabrics!  Opinons, anyone?  Go to Judy's blog to see more Design Walls. 

17 comments:

Darlene said...

I spotted your star right off so I think you're on the right track, Annie. I love it - what a terrific idea.

Quilt Hollow said...

I spotted the top red star immediately! What if you keep to all varied reds for star points throughout the quilt? Looks fantastic!!

julieQ said...

I love your stars!! Wonderful idea...another one!!

Quilter Kathy said...

You could make plain square in the corners and that would really calm it down. But I think it will be fabulous the way you have it..put them on your design wall together and then you will see how great it looks!

Joyful Quilter said...

I like your idea. I don't think it will be too busy if you use just the two fabrics for the stars. Looks like it will be a very warm fall looking quilt.

Cherie in St Louis said...

I love Jo Morton fabrics....love, love, love them. I'm inclined to agree you'll need to do a few more and see how it looks. One thing you could try is making the 9 patches in med/light so the only fabric that reads "dark" is the cinnamon and cheddar fabrics.

Denise :) said...

I love both of these -- and it's making me a little hungry, too. LOL! I think you'll be able to keep the scrappy look and not have it look too busy. :)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I found the star!

I love the arrangement of these blocks. How could anyone not love something called Cinnamon Star!

Beautiful. And dont worry - sometimes I dont think a design is as prominent as we hope until you have it all together. This is going to look gorgeous.

Judy D said...

I think using the constant fabrics keeps the busy-ness for happening. I love both fabrics. This is going to be a great quilt.

Chris said...

I love the cinnamon star. I can easily see the stars in both.

Amy said...

This looks great, I think it will turn out just the way you imagined it.

Diane said...

I don't think you can miss with this project-the stars look great and the 9-patches too!

Barb said...

I think it will look just grand....love the scrappy look.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love, love, love it... keep going, you won't be sorry!

*karendianne. said...

Oh I think they're going to be wunnerful. These blocks are amazing. I love them. I think I'd press onward my friend. Most definitely.

Kate said...

I love the blocks and think it will work out well. I'd make another 2 and put all 4 on the design wall to see if you like how it repeats. The light spots are going to draw the eye more than the 9 patches.

Belinda said...

Personally I don't see anything that needs to change.....but if you aint' happy then change it!! Of course...star blocks are just about my favorite so I saw the star right away!! These colors are FAB too!!!