Sunday, January 16, 2011

Design Floor Monday

Thanks to Judy at Patchwork Times, I'm encouraged each week to have something new to show on my design floor (most people have a design wall ..... one day when I grow up, I'll have one too !)

This week I'm taking out some UFO's from 2 years ago - I love these blocks, I made plenty of them for a wall hanging, but then I just kept making more and more, until I knew I wanted a bed size quilt. 



I was going to lay them out in a 5 by 7 blocks, but since these are 9" blocks - and since the blocks I want to make as a border block are 13" blocks - I thought maybe it'd be easier to do 6 by 6 - so I need to make one more of these.  Gotta figure out how to get this block into my EQ program, because this is the block I want to use as a border

I was going to make a bunch of these, all with blue star middles, but with different batiks on the outside color.  Of course, I could do THESE blocks for the main part of the quilt and use the others as a border ....  either way, I'm going to have to order more of the black fabric ... luckily I know the name!  If you have an opinion as to what would look better as a border, please leave a comment  !!

 Oh, and this was my "photo op" this week (this year I've vowed to take time to admire the things around me) The kids had left my watering can out in the yard last time they were playing. When the snow started to melt, it dripped and dripped off the roof - leaving me this -






18 comments:

Kate said...

Either block would make a stunning center or border. The colors are wonderful. Makes me think of a stained glass windwo.

scraphappy said...

I think the lattice would make a great border. Isn't it fun when a quilt has a mind of its own

Kathie said...

Absolutely LOVE those blocks.

Donna said...

What lovely blocks. I think either way you go the quilt will be wonderful.

Chris said...

Great blocks. I love brights with black. Your quilt is going to be gorgeous.

Melinda said...

Beautiful blocks! Both will make a great quilt - either together or separately.

Valerie said...

Stunning Deb! What happens if you add a black sashing between the blocks? That would increase your size and maybe make a continuation of the stained glass effect as well? Also would make it oh so easy on all those 4 sections joining in the corners if that design plan works. Definately keep the stained glass pieces in the main body of the quilt. Stunning!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool blocks! They wouldn't even need a border!

Mary said...

WOW - Stunning Quilt!

Teaquilts said...

Love your project and your border idea.

Alycia said...

i like both blocks, so either way it will be stunning!!

Tamera said...

Wow! I think either way would look great.

I might try setting the quilt out both ways and let it set (if you can) and see which one you like better.

Vicki said...

Very pretty. I like the look as it is in the photo. So modern yet the feel of the traditional stained glass is there too. Love it!

Sarah said...

The "stained glass" blocks are simply stunning. Is there a pattern available somewhere?

Gari said...

The "normal" way to make a quilt is to have the smaller blocks as a border. Do you feel "normal"?

Linda said...

Your "photo op" is amazing! Isn't it fun when you chance upon those so unexpected items? Love your lattice blocks.

Jerzydeb said...

Yes, the pattern for the block is free here -

http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/garden_maze_4.htm

If you may one - please come back and link me - I love this block.

AnnieO said...

Both ways you mention would make a beautiful quilt! Hope you get your math all worked out :)

Love the watering can sculpture1