Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sewing and Design Wall Monday

Ok, I watched part of the game, watched lots of the commercials and I sewed too. I was running up and down the stairs to catch the game.  I got some really good exercise. I can't say that all my soreness is gone but almost...

I pulled out the blocks that I did last year for Amy's BOM and some blocks from my Pizza Box project. I picked some out and put them up on the design wall. I still have enough left for another quilt!  Anyway, I pulled out some fabric for the sashing and thought I would do stars in the sashings.  I tried this but it really didn't work.  There was too much white in the blocks, especially the corners, so the star was lost.  Why do the extra work if the star doesn't show up? 

Ok, I took this apart and pulled out some different fabric for the sashings and tried again. I really like this star fabric and I'm glad I used it.  This top is now together and is on my design wall. I'm trying to decide if I want to make it bigger or stop here and just add some borders. I'm going to sleep on it and come back tomorrow and look at it again...



I don't have alot of room in my sewing room and can't take a full head-on view of my design wall.  I hope you can tell what it looks like.  I'm really pleased with how these blocks turned out and how they went together...




When I started these blocks, I had no intention of this being a patriotic quilt but how can it not be when you're working with red, white and blue fabrics?  Oh, I love red, white and blue and now, I'm glad it's turned out to be patiotic....

I'm going to go link this to Judy L's blog for Design Wall Monday.  I've been hearing about this for some time and just never did it. Have a wonderful week and get some sewing done. Til next time,

12 comments:

swooze said...

Looks really nice. I know you were looking at a long arm. Did you get one?

Miss 376 said...

One of my tasks for this year is to get my blocks together from Amy's BOM. It's going to be hard work, they were made when I was starting out, and you can sure tell, lol

Julie Fukuda said...

I really like your choice of sashing. I have made quilts twice limited to red, white, and blue and was very happy with the results.

Barb said...

Looks fabulous!!

Tamera said...

WOW! That sashing fabric REALLY adds a lot!

I never thought of using a printed sashing fabric to add a design element to a sampler quilt!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Much better the second way. That is going to be terrific.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Ooooo!!!!!!!!!!
Linda-----you absolutely rock! Seriously! You JUST gave me an idea for a possible layout for my final blocks----YELLOW (gold) stars with that sashing idea!

Your choice of final sashing fabrics ended up being very appropriate! Way to get a flimsy!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are right...the white sashing stars were a great idea but faded into the blocks. I like your choice of sashing fabric!

Sarah Craig said...

I love your sashing, and if you have enough left over for a border the same size around the outside of the blocks, I think you'd be done! It's a great quilt!!

cq4fun said...

Love it! I'm crazy about r/w/b quilts and make a lot of my ideas for AmHero, using a lot of orphan blocks, too, from friends. This star fabric makes a great stripping.

Deborah said...

I really like the star fabric in the sashing.

McKenna said...

I love just about every quilt I see that's red, white and blue. I'll have to try my hand at one sometime. Yours is just beautiful. Well done.
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