Tuesday, 10 February 2015

up on the design wall

Firstly, many thanx for all the suggestions regarding my AMH quilt last week. I really want to extend the size so I am going to make 10 more blocks! But I'd run out of the fabric I was using for the 4" squares, (grr-rr-r-r-r!). I've ordered more and am now waiting patiently for the post!
So what is up on my design wall this week?

beige adj. pale brown

I came across another WiP that I've had sitting around for some time, and it's one project that really should have been on my FAL list actually! Never mind.
The basic pattern is from the popular Sunday Morning Quilts book. I started out just using low volume scraps that were leftovers from other projects, too large to throw into the scrap basket, too small to fold nicely and put back on the shelf. The actual sewing was the easy part, but I do remember the cutting out took some time, plus I spent some time deciding just how low to go with the low volumes! And, I also remember really agonizing about throwing in just a little bit of 'beige' to add some interest!
Relooking at it today as I sew more blocks, I'm very ok with those 'pops' of beige, and those other little 'pops' of colour too! I just want to get a few of my WiP's finished... whether they are on "the list" or not!

I'm also spending some time this week catching up with making a few more blocks for the Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt - I will show you next time! Our Monday Modern group is steadily working thru' the blocks all together, and you can see lots of their progress in our flicka pool here. Linking up with 'Oh Scrap' here and WiP Wednesday here. Pop on over to see what everyone else has been working on this week!

a bit more #26

Yesterday I picked up a book I'd ordered from the library - 
Thomas Knauer's Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts. 
Wonderful read! Many thanx to Claire here for recommending it! 


  1. I think you have the best stash ever Linda! :)

  2. That is going to be a great low volume quilt! Those few colorful prints are lovely in there. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  3. Another great quilt to finish - how many WIPs have you got.

  4. I like that setting; might have to "borrow" it. And glad you liked the book.

  5. Scraplicious! It looks fantastic and the beige doesn't hurt it one little bit!

  6. This is beautiful. Still love low volume.

  7. This is lovely! What a collection of beautiful fabrics ...


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