Monday, March 31, 2014

On my design wall today

After a delightful visit with my son, daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren, I am back in the sewing room. Here is what my design wall looks like today.

You may have noticed that I have been working with lots of red and teals lately and that is inspired by the decorator fabric to the left of the design wall. Just before we realized that we needed to sell this house and move again, I had purchased this fabric online to make drapes for my living area. Due to some weird snafu the company shipped more than I ordered and I have lots of this fabric ready to set the decorating tone for wherever we end up. Good job I love the fabric! Anyway, I figure I can make lots of quilts in these colors that can be used anywhere, walls or beds or as throws and it gives me something to have fun with during this long time of waiting for this house to sell.

Here are a few more of the finished pomegranate blocks for the Jacobean Elegance quilt. I just love how they are turning out.

And I have started on Part 2 of the Di Ford mystery. These are little rosettes for the corner blocks of the next border. They are made up of 1/2" hexagons and squares.

And I have pulled these fabrics to use in this round.

And despite thinking I was finished with Mysteries and BOMs for awhile, I have pulled fabrics for Barbara Brackmans's new Block of the Week. This one focuses on Jane Austen and is on her new blog, the Austen Family Album. As a huge Jane Austen fan, I just could not resist this one. Each week a new block will be released as well as some information about Jane Austen and her life and times. It starts on April 6 and I can't wait. These fabrics are primarily from an old Moda line called Chelsea Boutique. I just loved this line when it came out but could not find it in my LQS so it was my first FQ bundle purchased online. I have been hoarding it while looking for the perfect project and I am finally ready to use it. I have added some teals and reproduction fabrics and have some yardage that I found on sale a few years ago.

And finally, this week's installment of McCall's Quilting Make it Your Way quilt along blocks. Some simple 9 patch blocks to add to the mix. All the blocks made so far are on the design wall but not arranged as they will be in the quilt. I am surprised how much I am loving this one.

 

16 comments:

Cathy said...

So many beautiful projects. I love them all. Hugs

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

What a nice post! Beautiful pieces of quilts once again! I love the teals you have been using. I have decided teal is the color for this year as far as decorating goes! Love your soupçon, your pomegranates and all the beautiful piecing you've done. Keep up the good work!

Bev said...

Everything is beautiful! You have my address, right? (for shipping the finished products-lol). XO Bev

Janet said...

I love this color phase you are in! I've even noticed some teal sneaking into my stash from the LQS. It's probably all your fault :0) The pomegranate blocks look fabulous!! I look forward to seeing how all the mystery blocks come together.

Thimbleanna said...

You are a busy girl! I LOVE those pomegranate blocks!!!

Eileen said...

All of your projects look so good! Seems that you're really having a lot of fun with quilting this year.

I didn't know about Barbara's Austen BOW, so thank you for leading me to it.

Cheri said...

Ohhhh, pretty projects, I especially like the pomegranate blocks. Those little tiny hexagons are interesting, I am looking ford to the next section of this mystery quilt. Have fun.

audrey said...

Those colors are so gorgeous together! Love the pomegranate blocks--very sweet.:)

Carrie P. said...

WOW! I love all those blocks on your design wall especially those pomegranates. Beautiful!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sure have a lot on your applique wall!

Every Stitch said...

Love seeing all your projects - always so inspiring! I want that collection on the design wall - especially the pomegranates,just in case you get tired of them?!

Mayleen said...

All your blocks are looking great, especially the pomegranate blocks! I purchased some teal and red fat quarters today, a new combination for me but it looks like a favorite for you!

Karen said...

Oh my word, I want to come play at your house!! I figure since we both have grandchildren, we can still play, right? They are all gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

Have you done the rounds on the background for Di's. Check the Facebook groups page for size of background. Squares. 1 7/8ths not 2" .

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I'm afraid I'm going to get sucked into the Jane Austin Sew-Along too! All of your projects are so inspiring and beautiful!

Karen H said...

Teal and red is such a great colour combination. I love seeing the blocks on your design wall. The pomegranate blocks are gorgeous! I absolutely adore them!