Monday, January 23, 2017

Design Wall Monday

The Island Batik New Beginnings blog hop continues ... and I'm making progress on my own entry for this coming Thursday. I hope you'll come back and see the finished result and participate in the giveaways!

I'm working with the Island Batik Twilight Blush collection and a design called "Crossings Quilt" from Wendy Sheppard's book. On my design wall is the finished top, I just need to quilt, bind and label it!

I've got some ideas on how to quilt it and will show some details in my Thursday post. My objective is to create a continuous line design that uses the piecing as registration marks so there is little to no marking needed to quilt it out in a 'custom' yet 'edge to edge' way.

Leftovers include these:

Any ideas on what I should do with them?

If time wasn't of the essence this week to get this project completed, I might fashion some sort of border with them and then add more background beyond it, but I'm limited on background fabric that remains.


  1. Beautiful quilt top.
    I've been using the leftover pieces from quilts to make miniature quilts. I showed the last pair of quilts at guild, the miniature one got all the love! It was just half square triangles with a border.

  2. pretty quilt. how about a couple of pillows to go with the quilt?

  3. I like the pillow idea. Or you could make any number of traditional patterns for HSTs. Check Alyce's QAL from 2016 for lots of HST block ideas.