Monday, May 18, 2015

Design Wall Monday

On my design surface today is a project that finally is using a special gift.  Four years ago I won a giveaway on Kate Spain's blog.  She sent me a personal note along with two mini charm packs and I have hoarded them for all this time.

Finally I have broken open the pack of Central Park mini charms and used them!  I found a really fast and easy project at Moda Bake Shop, a pillow designed by Corey Yoder called Scattered Squares, which used only one mini charm pack and some background fabric. 

I'm liking it so far, nice and bright and cheerful.  I stopped at this point, however, because I thought this might also be a great table runner, using some wider strips of white between each row.  So now I am pondering that idea. 

I'm also working on blocks for a Doll Quilt Swap I'm participating in again, from Lori of Humble Quilts, using reproduction fabrics.
A guild member gifted me these 1/4 yard cuts that she got in a block of the month kit and did not want. Her daughter, another guild member, says she will give me hers too. Yay for me!  I love all of these.  I'm curious why there was only one green favorite color. 

I picked these prints from the stack and added the red from my stash.  The pattern I'm using is from an old Quiltmaker magazine from 2006, called Simple Simon.  It is a take on Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, using straight lines. 

Foundation piecing is not my favorite but with only three pieces, it is doable.  I still  have to be really careful when placing the fabrics on the paper copy.

I'll make 16 block units and then decide whether to set them all scrappy or with coordinating edges. 

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Shay said...

Yep- really liking how to Central Park is coming together. I remember when you won those charm packs.

And your reproduction stack is making my heart sing. Love those fabrics and colours too...

Im utterly useless when it comes to machine foundation piecing . I always manage to make mistakes. Carefully does it ! (and Im obviously not careful!)

Janet O. said...

Very pretty little pillow design.
Great fabrics for the doll quilt swap. How large are the blocks you are making? Fun design.

Tanya said...

That's a great way to sew up those charm packs! I'm looking forward to seeing how your quilt turns out!

Mary said...

What a great way to use your charm pack. This looks so fresh and appealing!

Patrica said...

Those colors just could not be happier, wonderful project for spring. I can tell that you're keeping busy on happy projects these days.

Kate said...

I love those scattered squares! Have fun with the doll quilt, you've picked some fun fabrics for that one.