Monday, July 25, 2011

Design Wall Monday - July 25, 2011

Currently on my design wall are Christmas sampler blocks


Two of my friends are in charge of the block of the month at one of the quilt guilds I belong to, so I have been trying to make blocks, turn them in and try to win them. No luck on the winning so far. I also made 4 or 5 months worth and then there were a couple I just didn't want to put the time into making, and other months I just wasn't able to make them for various reasons.

When I made one in the requested colors to turn in I was also making one out of Christmas fabrics and figured by the end of the years worth (August) I would have enough to make a sampler quilt.

In our recent newletter they requested that anyone that had won blocks or made their own bring in their quilt top to the September meeting. Ok, so finally that got me motivated to make a couple more blocks and get these on the design wall. I am going to make three more blocks, then sash and border this for a Christmas lap quilt. Do you think a thin black sashing would look ok?

The other exciting news of the weekend is that we bought a new car on saturday. This is a Hyundai Sonata, which is a nice midsized car so should be good on gas mileage but also big enough that the three of us could take trips in it.


Hope everyone has a wonderful (and hopefully cooler) week.

Kathie

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

Nice blocks. Black sashing would be fine but you might audition fabric for the sashing. I'm assuming you want to use what you have. I just got a book called Circle of 9s. (At least I think that is the title.) It has several different ways to 9 blocks. The settings are more complicated than just sashing and sewing but I found it really intriguing. I have a bunch of 6" blocks that I really want to get finished so thought this concept might work for them. Good luck.

Vicki said...

I love the blocks and I think black would be ok, but I love that Gold fabric in one block. That may be a pretty sashing too. I am checking out Bonnies Circle of 9s, sounds very intersting.

scraphappy said...

Great Christmas blocks. It is always so nice to have holiday quilts that change with the seasons.

Connie said...

Wonderful Christmas blocks! Congrats on the new car too!

kwiltnkats said...

I think a glitzy gold would look really nice. Give it a look before you go to black. Always fun to have a new car! Sandi

Gari said...

The only problem I see with black sashing is that some of the blocks are on the dark side. I, too, would go for a lighter color. Sampler quilts are sometimes difficult to set because there is little consistency in the blocks themselves.

LuAnn said...

Love your sampler blocks. And, isn't it great to have a new car. It's wonderful.

Kate said...

I agree with a couple others - gold might make the blocks pop a little more, and can be such a fun Christmas-y color that's a bit different from the usual red & green.

Kate said...

Love your Christmas sampler. I agree with Gari, the black might be too dark.