Monday, April 11, 2011

What's on the Design Wall Today?

This week there are two things on my design wall. First is blocks in blues and greens, from a pattern called "Sassy Sixteen" by Kimberly Crenshaw. Her pattern calls for 16 fat quarters, but I had more. She also calls for a border of squares all the way around, cut from the same fabrics, the same width as all the rectangles in the blocks. I cut the squares, but I doubt I'll use them. Instead, I have about 4 or 5 fabrics I like for borders. I'm not yet sure if I'll use all of them, or some of them, or none of them. I'll get the blocks sewn together first, then decide. I made these blocks at the retreat I was on at the beginning of March. I'm liking this one, and want to get it finished soon! They're 12" (finished) blocks, set 5x6, so without borders it'll measure 60"x72". That might just be good enough on its own, I don't know yet.

This is DNP (disappearing nine patch) blocks from the Moda line called "Cider Mill Road." I just LOVE that fabric line, and bought several charm packs of it. I have a couple fabrics from the line for borders on this one, and I think it'll need them. If my arithmetic is working properly here, before borders it'll measure 52" square. I really don't like square quilts too much, so I'll probably make the top and bottom borders wider than the side borders, to turn it into more of a rectangle. On the other hand, I'm not totally set on this block arrangement yet -- I might decide to turn them on point! We'll see when I get there.

Both of these projects are on my Spring UFO Club project list from the Quilters Knitting group on Ravelry.

Check out Judy's blog, and see what others have on their Design Walls.

Thanks for stopping by to play. Come back again soon.


  1. I have got to try a disappearing nine patch. I love your fabrics!!

  2. Chris, DNP is a fast, fun thing to do. Just pay attention when you're cutting your blocks apart. I'd love to see what you come up with!

    Katie, I love the blue and green one too -- they're my favorite colors, and I find this project really soothing.

    Thank you both for looking and commenting ;-)

  3. The turquoise/blue/green combination is so soothing! And I've been a D9P fan for a long time.

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Nann! I agree with you, completely ;-)

  5. I'm loving the blue and green one. I could stare at it all day. It's just so peaceful. : )

  6. Both of those are great. I really like the DNP!

  7. Thanks, Alycia! I really like both of these, too.