Monday, January 21, 2013

Design Wall Monday-Jan 21, 2013

On my design surface today is a top in progress. These modern pinwheels came from some leftover 2 x 5 bricks I cut for this quilt in about, oh, 2005!

 Layout before sewing the rows...
...and with an option for an inner border.  This will be a lap sized quilt but needs to be a bit wider.  I played with putting the lined up little squares between the vertical rows but preferred the block to block setting of the pinwheels.  I have nothing suitable for an outer border in my stash, unfortunately, so will have to shop.  Poor me :)  I'm going to the Road to CA show this weekend so surely can find something there.

All the Picnic blocks are finished.  There are 109 blocks here; I need 108 for my desired 9x12 block quilt.  During the layout I may switch out a few of the brown blocks for more gold ones, as I wanted gold as my secondary color to the green.  Those striped blocks may have to go if they are too distracting!  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

9 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I SEW wish I could attend that show! Have fun for me too!!!!

Janet O. said...

Lucky you, going to that show. I hear so much about it! Yes, you might find what you need there, don't you think? : )
If not, I'm sure you'll find many other things to ease your disappointment.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great progress...love the look of the blocks all lined up and ready to sew!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Purty!! I'm sure your quilt show shopping trip will yield lots of great options. Have fun!

Vivian said...

Your options are wide open. Have fun shopping for that special extra fabric.
I started a quilt's worth of Picnic blocks--I think--but I must have put them away somewhere. You've made great progress with yours. Aren't they pretty, all in a row like this? Then the fun begins with the layout. I'll enjoy watching that.

Kate said...

Great way to use up left overs. The Pinwheel quilt looks great. Lots of progress on the Picnic quilt. Have fun playing with the layouts.

Marg said...

You are definitely going forward on your projects. I love the last photo of the blocks laid out be colour, very pretty.

Candace said...

I really like those pinwheels, Annie! Bet you find something at the show! Sure wish I could be a birdie on your shoulder for that!
Cheers!

Nanette Merrill said...

I've made this block before. Loved making it. Your quilt will be great.