Monday, January 25, 2010

Design Wall Monday!

After changed their blogs I moved my blog over here. I have recently found the Design Wall Mondays at by Judy L.

After lurking for a couple weeks, I thought it was time to make a contribution.

My developing "leaders and enders" project is at a standstill. I am hoping to hit the LQS this morning to see if I can find more of the dark brown. That is all I have. I am going to replace the turquoise with the dark brown. Because of the smooth fabric, everything keeps falling off! UGH! So that part is alittle disheveled. I am hoping for the old farm look, but if you don't have the turquoise 1/2 squares in there, you can't see the pattern.

The other project that I am working on is the "Wedge Works II" pattern by Cherly Phillips. It is time to step outside my comfort zone and teach a class at a LQS. This is an older book and is a 3 dimensional block with not much more than stitching the wedges together. Here is my sample before I cut into the real fabric. And below is the real fabric.

Can't wait to get started on the real thing. Still can't figure out what I am going to do with the sample. I can tell you that the brown stripe for the center points is nothing but skinny little strips. I could not even get the last triangle out of it, one of those points has a seam running almost through the middle.

Hope to see you next week.

Just Another Quilter


  1. I'm sure you'll find just the right brown somewhere. I'm going to be following closely your progress on that Wedge Works pattern; I love it, but it's way outside my comfort zone too. The fabrics you've chosen are really pretty. ---"Love"

  2. Love that Wedgeworks pattern. I have a compass rose on my "to do someday" list. Liri

  3. Love the wedgeworks pattern, something I would like to do, on my todo list. Hope you can find your brown! HAPPY SEWING!

  4. Can't wait to see your choice of fabrics made with the Wedge Works pattern. I think your decision to use the darker brown will give a warm look to your quilt. I'm using white fleece these days for my design wall--fabric sticks to it nicely (without pins) in the "decision" stage.

  5. Good for you to jump into posting and teaching! Enjoy!
    I think I've seen a similar looking scrap quilt on Judy's blog list today...with the 16 patch and pinwheel blocks!

  6. Glad you joined us, it is so fun to see everyones ideas.

  7. Good luck on the hunt for more brown. It is so frustrating when you find what works and then don't have enough of the fabric. I love your wedge. Have fun teaching the class!
    Stitch on. Beth

  8. That block is really stunning. What size quilt will it be? I'd love to come take your class. :) Christine

  9. You've been busy since I stopped by last time;) Comfort zones seem to be on everybody's hit list this year;) Take care, and Happy Quilting!!

  10. I do like your "leaders 'n enders" project... I am always amazed at what we can create with all the "extra" pieces we seem to accumulate.

    When I read about your "WedgeWorks II" project, I stopped, and went hmm... that looks familiar. I have the book, it was given to me, and I haven't even cracked it open to have a look. Now I am inspired... Ummmm... not until I get a few more projects finished though!