Monday, March 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday - March 24, 2014

Last week I was at a two day retreat and spent day one making black and white with red blocks.   After counting them I realized that I had 16 more blocks than what was needed, oh well, sounds like another quilt.  

Anyway the quilt I had made these blocks for was pinned on my design wall, arranged and then numbered and stacked neatly to go with me to my next sewing function this coming weekend.  I like having simple to sew things ready for sewing groups so that I don't have to think and can sew and visit at the same time.  

My left over 16 blocks I put on the design wall to try and figure out what to do with them so they didn't get put away and forgot about (done that many times).  Decided to sew them into 4's but that is as far as I have got.  

I am thinking about putting a black sashing between the blocks and all around and then adding a couple more borders and making it into a small charity quilt.  Any other ideas?

Goals for the week:

1.  Bind two table runners that I quilted yesterday
2.  Quilt Customer Quilt
3.  Quilt layer cake quilt
4.  Sash small quilt above.

Have a wonderful week.



Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I like the black and white and red. That will be striking with black sashing.

Rhonda said...

I love this modern looking quilt.

Sue Daurio said...

great looking quilt!

Bonnie said...

The grouping of four will make a great charity quilt. I don't remember where you donate to but I know Project Linus also needs quilts for bigger kids. So think about trying to get it up to lap size. I like the idea of adding sashing to them. I think I might use fairly large sashing -- maybe 2 1/2" or so. And then add a couple of borders to the top and bottom to make it more rectangular. Ha! Look at me telling you exactly how I would do it. I might have to get my own black, white and red log cabin blocks out to work on!

Judy D in WA said...

You are on your way to a perfect charity quilt and another fabulous quilt.
Love having easy projects ready to yak and sew with friends. I call them no brainers. :)

Nann said...

I think I'd omit sashing. Just make more blocks to the size you'd like. Kay Capps Cross would call the red accent a "zinger"--and indeed it does make the design zing.

Kate said...

Very striking blocks! Hope you finish stitching both quilts on your retreat.