Monday, August 12, 2013

Design Wall Monday--Aug 12, 2013

On my design floor today are the sewalong blocks from Aunt Reen's Place that I stalled out on last month.  That happened because I started thinking too much.


The above (blurry!) shot is how I imagined the quilt was going to look, before Aunt Reen showed the layout she had designed, wherein she mixed all the blocks rather than lining them up in rows.  I clung to this single-weave idea, however, though it was obvious from the start that the number of blocks I made were not going to work in this alternate scheme, since I used a jelly roll and I didn't have any extra fabric for additional blocks.  Still, I laid out quite a number before abandoning the idea--though I do think it would work for a smaller version that was pre-planned in size!

Does this happen to you?  You start moving furniture and cleaning up to make a layout spot and then get distracted by something you see on the floor.  In my case this morning, I spotted some bugs on the floor by my pantry as I was sweeping the dining room.  This necessitated an interventional pantry cleanout due to evidence of a weevil infestation.  Yuck.  Anyway, I did finally get back to the 10x12 layout of these 6" finished blocks.  You can see I added a "heart" to the quilt top, a signature thing I often do.  In this case the block design actually looks like a heart!  Now there will be some a ton of piecing for this large throw I plan to give as a wedding gift.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  

8 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

I love it! And the heart makes it extra special!

Darlene said...

Love it, Annie. The heart is nice touch.

loulee said...

Wow, love it. Prefer your layout though! LOL

Janet O. said...

That thinking stuff creates all kinds of trouble, doesn't it?
I love the scrappy mixed layout, but I often find myself letting the OCD take over and I end up with planned color placement instead. Next time I want scrappy, can you come help me lay it out? : )

Mary said...

It turned out beautifully and was well worth the extra thought you put in it.

Shay said...

That heart is a very sweet idea. I must confess I love the first layout. So different but so visually effective.

It looks equally pretty in the final layout choice.

Tanya said...

I guess I missed you this year Annie. I was at the quilt show on Saturday and I think you were there on Sunday. And I hate to admit it but I never got to the exhibition part! I just wandered around the seller stalls for most of the day!

And I see that congratulations are in order! You are much to young looking to become a GRANDMOTHER!!! More quilting to be done in your life!

Kate said...

The lay out looks great. Love the heart!