Monday, February 8, 2016

This and That

Since my design wall was installed last week, I have been puttering in my sewing room on various projects.  I made a second house block using my 30's prints.  They look like good neighbours!

I also made some more mug blocks.  We will call this picture a "mug shot"...  The darker blue one on the left side may be too dark for this little quilt so it may become a mug rug.

The colours for this month's block for the Elgin Piecemaker's charity quilt are rust, brown and cream.  I designed this block pattern used.

I also made a low volume rail fence background for my modern wedge quilt.  This is one block of 12.  I figured I used almost two yards of fabric for this project...funny how the bin of low volume fabrics still looks just as full.

I have been playing with how to arrange the wedges on the background...this is why I wanted a design wall before completing this project.  I have not made a final decision yet and would welcome any comments you have about the layout of the quilt...

I am not sure I have found the right layout yet...

Have a good week!


  1. I love those wedges! I am a Newbie at quilting, but something seems "off" to me about the layout for the Wedges. I think it is the smaller, lighter toned Wedge at the bottom. It looks like it is being shunned by the other brighter wedges. What if you moved it up and between the other two?

  2. You have been busy! I like your projects a lot: love the houses done in 30s prints, and your wedges are looking promising. I like the two brighter ones in the top picture but agree with Brenda that the lighter one at the bottom might look better somewhere else; or perhaps you could have another light slice to balance it out?