Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday--July 29, 2012

I've given up all pretense of working on this month's UFO--just isn't gonna happen, unfortunately.  So on my design surface is the Quilts For Kids project that I showed yesterday with my altered design layout.

I got the borders on last night and am pondering what to do about binding.  The shipping list with the kit from my local chapter listed a cut of fabric for binding, but there was none in the kit.  Of course, I didn't realize that until yesterday.  Perhaps I will give another go at bringing the backing to the front for the binding.  I've only done this one time before, badly, on one of my very first quilts, so I hope I can do a much better job now. 

Also on my design surface are two additional fabrics I picked up at JoAnn's for the Giant Shoo Fly Wedding Gift Quilt (needs a new title!).  I liked the Alexander Henry print that looked kind of bamboo-ish to go with my sort of Asian theme, though the label says "Everglades".  And I wanted an almost black print to complete the sextet of blocks so this scroll print worked pretty well.  Almost black is a hard color to find, isn't it?  See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times. 

8 comments:

scraphappy said...

Your modification of the QFK layout turned out great. Baby quilts come together so much faster than UFOs. Looks like this one will be ready to send back soon.

Olivia said...

Love the blue! And i love the borders.

Kate said...

The navy really frames up the center of the quilt nicely. Beautiful finish.

Oooh, really like that bamboo-ish print. I've discovered that black is hard to match period.

Stephanie Davison said...

Ooo, I love that bamboo-ish fabric! I think I need to break my fabric diet and hunt that one up!

Janet said...

I switch projects all the time, meanwhile your blue quilt looks great. I've never tried turning the back to the front to finish. I might try it one day.

Dawn said...

Nice projects! You can do the B to F binding.
Nice stack of farbics too.

Marg said...

Lovely stack of fabrics, I really like the bottom left one.
The Quilts For Kids project is looking great.

Bonnie said...

Great kids quilt. I take it you have a local chapter... much cheaper than maiing quilts to PA. I'll have to see if there is a chapter here or not. Yummy new fabrics.