Saturday, October 29, 2011

Design Ideas

Hello Everyone,

Here's a little bit more of the new design using the Blueberry Crumb Cake fabric by Blackbird Designs.  This is a real change for me using so few colors, no stripes, no polka dots, no plaids.......what's a girl to do?  I could incorporate the browns, but then I feel it won't be a true "winter" quilt.  I'm definitely out of my cozy quilting comfort zone with this color palette, yet I'm having a good time working with this beautiful fabric. I'm actually cutting up a large floral print to create some shadows in my squares and rectangles in the border.  It's amazing just how far you can s-t-r-e-t-c-h  a fat quarter!  I'll get just as many blocks made as I can until the yardage arrives at the shop. 

This is the first time I designed a quilt around the quilting.  I'm going to have a combination of cross-hatching and feathers in the border.  At Pacific International Quilt Festival I purchased a new curved cross-hatching ruler that I want to try out on this quilt also.  I can't wait to get this quilt on the machine and start the quilting!

Through the magic of PowerPoint, I copied, pasted and rotated the blocks and border to see what this might look like in a few weeks.  Now if I could just "twitch" my nose and do a little Halloween magic, the rest of the blocks would be finished in a jiffy!  This is far from the final version.  I may add an inner border, or not.  I haven't figured out the corners yet.  I may even make it larger.  Who knows??? I've been known to change my mind a time or two!

I hope all of you have a great Halloween weekend.  We are having everyone over tomorrow to help Mr. Joe a.k.a. 'Poppy' celebrate turning another year older on the calendar.  With all the grands around, he will always be forever young.

As always,



  1. Love it, Love it, LOVE IT, can't wait to see how you finish the borders. As always another master piece. Enjoy your party, Tell Joe Happy Birthday from Mark and I. Bev

  2. OMG - I can just see myself ice skating inside the little on-point squares, Lynn! It's gorgeous now, but with the quilting - my, oh, my! Happy Birthday to Mr. Joe!!!!!

  3. Lovely quilt. I really like this one. I'm partial to blue and your quilting is going to take this to being a beauty beyond words.