Monday, March 22, 2021

Design Wall Monday--New Setting Idea

It's Design Wall Monday.  See more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.  

I got out of the house the other day for some sanity shopping, which included a stop at a local fabric shop.  The sale room had some good neutrals--always need to stock up on those, don't we all?  The Easy Breezy blocks make a nice pile, but need to get in a quilt. The pattern is Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville's current leader-ender.  She already made a quilt from hers, much more complex than I am aiming for.

There are over 50 blocks here, which finish at 6".  I wanted to use an alternate neutral for a setting block, but didn't want to cut them the same size square--that's just too much neutral for me.  While poking around on Pinterest, I found an idea that fit the bill.  At first I was thinking about this for the 16-patches I've been making, but I only have a small pile of blocks--they also finish at 6".

Nice neutral for the alternate piece--just a hint of a blue print.  The setting idea was on the Patchwork n Play blog--who found it somewhere else on Pinterest, lol. She started with 2.5" squares so MATH was required to determine the rectangular setting piece size for my blocks made from  2" squares.

As you can see, I sketched for the 16 patches but will try it first for the Easy Breezy blocks.  I like the skinnier setting rectangle and the way one row overlaps of the pieced blocks.  This will make a nice top to donate.


Janet O. said...

That is a very unique setting. I look forward to seeing how it works for you!

Sherrill said...

Well, I like the top block so I'm sure the others beneath are also beautiful. And your sketching is also beautiful! HA SO neat and tidy. My sketching is usually just so I can remember how one block is supposed to look and then just jot piece sizes beside it. Occasional I do a partial layout but not on graph paper, just a small scrap of paper (I usually keep some handy nearby).

Judy Hansen said...

Hi Annie,
Are you going to use a rectangle spacer alternate block with your Easy Breezy blocks? I shall have to wait to see what that will look like in a future posting. It should look great! I plan out ideas with graph paper too. It's one of my procrastinating techniques. lol Thanks for linking with Design Wall Monday, Judy