Monday, January 31, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Jan 31, 2011

I made it for this week's Design Wall by the skin of my teeth!  The entire weekend was taken up by the #6 UFO Challenge project's quilting and binding.  I'm thrilled to say I've finished it and will be posting pics on my page and linking to Judy's blog directly.  Yay!  Anticpation now for the next number drawn...

Yesterday I showed this photo of the Brown Bag Quilt Contest fabrics I got from my swap partner along with the pattern I've chosen and a blue dot I pulled for sashing:
Then I re-read the contest rules and it said I could add whatever percentage I wanted to these fabrics.  I decided this grouping has a garden/flower theme and pulled some like fabrics from my stash to add punches of color and contrast to the soft blues. 

I love the stripe and it will make a nice bias binding, just as Heather Mulder Peterson (the pattern designer) uses so often.  I think a black sashing will be better over the blue dot.  Now I'll have more direction for my search for a large scale print for the border and block center squares--always a plus!  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times blog. 

7 comments:

Cherie in St Louis said...

Oh, I love the stripe fabric and it really makes a great binding. I'm glad you can add fabrics because your second picture is alive rather than flat. It will be fun watching you work on this one.

Cecilia said...

I love Heather M. Peterson and that stripe will be awesome as binding!

Shay said...

I have never used stripe as binding but Im planning to because it laways looks so nice!

Im really looking forward to seeing this quilt evolve.

Chris said...

I need to get over there and check out all the finished UFOs. I love the stripe. It will make a great binding.

Kate said...

Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Cynthia L. said...

Oh My Gosh, I am in love the the fabric with the birds!

This quilt is really going to be beautiful. How long to you have to work on it? What a nice way to get through some projects!

Rhonda G said...

Love the selections and the stripe binding is a great idea. Looking forward to seeing this go together. : )