Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Wall Monday

On my design surface is the ongoing project for my sister-in-law's birthday quilt.  This design is inspired by the Willow Weave quilt jelly-roll-sew-along that Aunt Reen did last year.  I made a wedding quilt for a nephew from that pattern, and another sister-in-law, Laura, liked it a lot.  However, I changed the size of the pieces to 3x7 finished, in order to get a bigger views of the yummy prints, and probably won't put in the extra "band" section from Aunt Reen's design.





This ombre layout really pleases me and I got a thumbs up from my daughter and sister as well. Some of these are Kaffe Faussett prints, as is the stripe.



Here's a closeup of the purple section.  That zinger print with the yellow got toned down enough to fit in nicely, but the two muddier batiks I showed yesterday were taken out.  Each row will need another background square sewn on to one end or the other to complete the pattern--I left that off until I decided the final layout. The quilt will be 60x72.

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8 comments:

Janet O. said...

I noticed right away that you had removed the batiks you had questioned in your previous post. It looks really good! : )

Stephanie said...

Amazing how fabric choice can make a quilt sing. I love the song!

carol fun said...

Oh this is looking good! Love how the simple pattern lets the fabrics shine.

Bonnie said...

Nice job. This looks like a great pattern to use up a variety of fabrics -- from blenders to multicolored prints.

Shay said...

Yep that ombre is rocking my eyeballs Annie in a totally happy way. It's sweet!

Its funny that you posted this today - Ive just been looking at an ombre quilt for my bed and thinking about whether Im going to tackle that over winter.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love the quilt... and the versatility of 2.5" strips!

Mary said...

This is a fun pattern to piece and it is coming along beautifully.

Barb said...

Looks wonderful....I love seeing all of the pretty fabrics.