Sunday, June 7, 2009

On my design wall, I mean bed

My LQS started a block of the month program called "Black and White and Red All Over" last year. The patterns are Moda University patterns and each month we got fabric for three 9-inch blocks. It was an eight-month program, so 24 blocks total.



I love this approach to setting sampler blocks and love, love the Windham fabric I found for the alternate blocks. Black/white florals always remind me of my grandmother, for some reason.

I had to add some extra blocks to the 24 to get the size I wanted, so I consulted Around the Block with Judy Hopkins for the perfect additions. They blend right in, because I had in my stash some of the same fabrics as we got in our block kits (see why it's good to have a healthy stash!).

Of course, you can see the downside in having a design bed instead of a design wall. Her name is Chip, because we were told at the pound that she was a he. Thinking that surely they knew what they were talking about, we named her before actually verifying the facts.

Isn't it funny how photographing something can reveal a mistake you hadn't noticed in "real life?" Can you spot it?

Visit Judy for links to more design walls and add yours!

7 comments:

黑色安眠药 said...

u use how much time 2 complete it?

Quiltbirdie said...

Hmm, let me think. I made most of the blocks on the last three-day weekend; that was Memorial Day, I guess. I've been working on it off and on since - 30 minutes a day, maybe. I got all the alternate blocks you see made yesterday. Are you a quilter?

Sue H said...

I love the effect the alternate blocks give! This is going to be a stunning quilt.

knitnoid said...

I like how it's turning out with the large setting blocks.

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

I like your quilt...I do not see any mistakes. LOL Looks perfect to me.

Lori said...

I like the quilt very much. I think you were lucky to catch the error before sewing the blocks together. I would just park the cute cat on top of it.

Rosaline said...

Nice color combination in your blocks. Can't see the mistake. Chip blends in nicely with the blocks. She's so cute.