Monday, July 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday--July 2, 2012

July is here and it really feels like summer now.  We've been enjoying some unusually sunny weather for SoCalif and there has been no complaining about it. Some years the layer of coastal fog hangs around forever and there are never any good beach days.  Not that I go to the beach, I am too busy sewing :)

On my design surface today are the scrappy pinwheel blocks and large half-square triangle setting squares.  I sewed those HSTs today, ironed and sliver trimmed them.  Next time I will give myself a little more wiggle room for trimming down--I think I had less than 1/8th inch to work with.

I started with the setting squares to keep my stripes straight.

Then filled in with all the pinwheels and played Switcheroo a bit. 

These pinwheels were made of "waste triangles" from the Rick Rack Road quilt.   Borders of some sort will be added since these odd-sized blocks of 7" finished will need some fleshing out to be a usable sized quilt.  I may even get brave and add some appliqued vines and leaves in the border.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times

11 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

So pretty! Did you intentionally make the sky and grass around the pinwheel flowers!?!

Janet O. said...

Love the blue/green combo with the florals. It does make me think of a garden walkway.

Patrica said...

I love it when I can get a quilt from essentially waste squares, makes me feel so thrifty and virtuous.

marcella said...

The blocks look great together! Surely there is some way to get some good quilting done at the beach :-)

Candace said...

Your first photo looks like a patchwork rug, Annie - very cool! I love how you've used your scraps in the pinwheels!
Cheers!

soscrappy said...

So pretty! How great to find a good use for those bonus blocks!

Stephanie said...

Pretty. At first they looked part of your carpet!

carol fun said...

Great looking quilt! Love how two simple blocks make such a dynamic design.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

I agree, great use of leftovers and it does look like sky, grass and a flower garden. You are so productive! Way to go!

Kate said...

Love the way you did your setting blocks so they form rows of green and blue. Nice way to use up left overs.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

This looks so much like spinning flowers with sky and grass! Sounds like it has a good plan for a finish!

I say "BE BRAVE!"