Design Wall Monday April 3

On my design surface is a new block.  I have had the Simple Comforts book by Kim Diehl for a number of years and love all the lap quilt designs in it. 

I bought the book because of the cover quilt, High Cotton, which I did make and finally finished last year.  Another quilt that intrigued me was Twilight Hopscotch, a star pattern with sashing that cleverly creates a secondary block design.  I pulled some cheddar scraps to play with and a favorite neutral yesterday.
 It's a start, liking it so far.
Okay, but something is off.  Good thing I checked the book again before stitching this up because the 4 patches were turned wrong, yikes.

That's better!  I love the little chains leading away from the star points and then the larger squares carrying out the design.  This section makes a 16" block but construction is different for the whole quilt, and of course now I want to make one.  A box arrived from Connecting Threads today...

This is a sampler fat quarter stack of the Oh My Darling line--isn't it yummy? I had to have it!   I will play with the green prints and may be ordering yardage to make the quilt.  Some clearance fabric also jumped in the cart, somehow :)

 Good Neighbors yardage, so fresh and bright, and very very inexpensive.

A stack of 10" squares in a fun line called Macrame.  My girls and I will be taking a macrame class together next week, taught by a friend of my older daughter.  That will be fun. 

See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  Happy Stitching!


Janet O. said…
Great looking star block! I'll have to go look up the quilt in my copy of that book and see how the pattern plays out.
You received some very fun mail! I guess that is what happens when you order fabric online. : )
Oh, I remember making Macrame plant hangers earlier in our marriage. I wouldn't even know where to begin now!
loulee said…
Your star block is looking lovely.
Quilter Kathy said…
Oh now I want MORE of the Good Neighbours fabric... I love that stuff!
Kate said…
A really fun new project. It will be gorgeous out of that Connecting Threads line. I've been trying really hard not to push any buttons on the CT site, their sales are lethal to my stash report!
Barb said…
Oh my - what great fabrics!
neat block
Louise said…
That looks like a great book! Your star block is pretty. I'm looking forward to seeing how multiple blocks play together.
Ariane said…
I love your block!! And your fabric haul is scrumptious!!

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