Monday, July 23, 2012

Design Wall

Last week I decided to start a new project. Thought it wouldn't take too much time and was a fun little challenge. In 2009 I was the co-chair of our local quilt guild--as outgoing co-chair some of the members made a signature block and gave it to me. Earlier in the year I also got married and members put a fat quarter in a basket which was presented to me. So sweet. In this quilt, I've used our guild's logo (generally speaking) and used a piece from each fat quarter and the signature blocks. I added a few other fabrics where needed from my stash. I still need to add borders which will include 5 more signature blocks. Fun to have the center done!

And I just have to show you this client quilt I am working on. If you have ideas for the brown sashings and outer border...please feel free to share!

The left column in this photo is repeated 'mirror' image on the right column that you can't see in this photo.

Fun to intentionally design on such a 'blank slate'. This is a first for me!

Some of these are adapted from Sharon Schamber tutorials.

More Design Walls at Patchwork Times.


  1. That is so neat, seeing the big picture of how the individual blocks fit together for the overall design. Yeah - boy - how to do the sashings without detracting from that effect? Sorry I'm no creative help today. It's looking marvelous, Marlene.

  2. Great quilt, and amazing quilting on the client quilt! You have a lot of grid lines and feathers in the blocks, so maybe use grids on the borders, and feathers on the sashing? I think I'd keep them plain and simple to highlight the blocks... Gorgeous, no matter what you do!

  3. Beautiful quilting!
    Have a great day,
    Always, Queenie

  4. WOW!!! That is some super fantastic quilting. Can't wait to see the completed piece, just gorgeous!!

  5. O my, your quilting is amazing... So inspiring,...