Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Mash-Up

Hi all, take a look at my design wall this morning, it's pretty chaotic, wouldn't you say?  I have two quilts heading off to be long-armed and I spent a little time sorting through my UFO's yesterday.

I pulled out all the blue, or blue and white blocks I could find tucked away in my stash and put them up on the design wall, right next to my modern-esque table runner (see bottom of post for more info on that project).

No set plan for these, will just start sewing them together and adding pieces as I go along.  I have some light blue fabric I'd like to use for sashing. See the orange and blue star block?  I love this colour combo and want to make a quilt in these colours someday. I had to put it up on the design wall, it's so cheery!  

I have oodles of little triangles waiting to be sewn together too, or I could do some raw-edge applique and make something like Cheryl Arkison's Wine Gums quilt (take a look here to see what I mean.)

The triangles are the little bits left over from making all the flying geese for my Cool Blues quilt.  The block on the bottom left-hand corner of the photo is about 2 inches, not a bad size. 

This is my latest gadget, the Quick Curve Ruler, and I am just lovin' it!  That's what I used to make the table runner on my design wall.  I also bought that awesome nine-patch pattern and am ready to pick out some fabric for it.  I need a baby quilt for my niece who is expecting her first child in July.



  1. All the blue blocks look great together. A sampler of all you blocks sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. I love 2" "bonus" triangles from making half square triangles and flying geese, I'm making blocks called Flock of Geese from them with 3" finished triangles. Great block that can be laid out in many settings.


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