Monday, May 7, 2012

Design Wall Monday--May 7, 2012

On my design floor today is the UFO Challenge pick of the month, #2, which in my case is a quilt I'm calling Caramel Blues.

These nine patches were from a swap I participated in over a year ago (two?).  The pattern is Carefree Romance, from Quilt Sampler magazine, Spring/Summer 2010.  I like how the hourglass blocks frame the nine patches and am happy with my color and fabric choices pulling the blocks together. 

The pattern calls for two plain borders, one narrow and one wide.  These are my selections left to right for inner border, outer border, backing, and binding.  I will have to do some creative cutting of the yardage to get my outer borders all going the same way with the stripe, and will be piecing leftovers for the backing.  I've already done all the MATH for a cutting list and just hope my calculations are good!  What's not on my design floor is the Jewel Box quilt--I finally got all the blocks made (see yesterday's post) and the rows stacked up for assembly.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

21 comments:

Janet O. said...

I LOVE blue and brown together and the 9-patch/hourglass block combo is one I've had my eye on for years. Are you making this quilt for me? : )

straythreads said...

oooh! Like to colors!
Ann

marcella said...

Those colors are really beautiful. Hope all the border and backing piecing goes smoothly for you! Congrats on getting the Jewel Box blocks completed.

kwiltnkats said...

Annie, beautiful project and the border, back and binding fabrics look great. I really like the backing fabric! Good luck on the stripe matching...it will be worth it. Sandi

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this! My 9 patch quilt was hanging at our quilt show this weekend. Love your border choices but the outer border is going to be challenging to match up that's for sure!

Barb said...

Your border fabrics are just awesome! perfect touch

Shay said...

Im rally liking those fabrics. You did a great job putting them together. Is it just me or does it feel like you have a million things going on all at once at the moment?

How quiet is your house ?

Vivian said...

Great project. Those hourglass blocks are such a dramatic way to showcase your 9-patch blocks. Your brown+blue combo is classic.

Kate said...

Very pretty. Hourglass blocks make such great frames, the colors you've choosen are great. Good luck with all the borders.

Darlene said...

I love what you're doing with your nine patches. Mine are still waiting (actually I did see the bag in my closet yesterday - LOL)

You've been super busy - I've caught up with your doings.

Candace said...

One of my favorite color combinations, Annie! Your border fabrics are perfect, too! Glad to hear the wedding was a success! Love the cute cottage Nick now lives in - what a find!
Cheers!

Denise :) said...

What a pretty finish this will be. I love the combination of blues and tans/browns in this. Very soft and pretty! :)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous and the hourglass blocks to frame the 9 patch is genius! love the fabrics for the borders. I hope you math is corrent and you have no problems cutting!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the colors and man those hours glass blocks really make the quilt. I love that dark brown fabric with the leaves on it. Beautiful!

Nicole said...

You pulled together the most gorgeous blues and browns for this quilt!

Marg said...

More lovely blocks, this will be wonderful when it's finished.

Pokey said...

What a great quilt this will be! Do you have a person in mind for this one? It really looks great with the contrast hourglass piecing ~
:-}pokey

One Minnesota Quilter said...

The blues and browns in this quilt are so pretty together. Your border and backing fabrics are great too. I agree with another reader too - do you have a lot going on in your house? :)

Judy

Gari said...

What a great use of your swap blocks. Those blocks are sometimes difficult to use but this looks like you planned it this way.

Dawn said...

Beautiful project! I love all of the fabrics - great swap blocks.

Michele said...

That quilt is looking great! Congrats on working on a UFO :-)