A place for me to journal and post pictures about my quilting adventures.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Design wall Monday 4-8-2013 The reds continue

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My goal has been to use up all the grey and black diamonds making LeMoyne stars. I’m really tired of making 6” stars. There at the side you see some experiments with other settings for diamonds and scraps. I decided there was very little texture in this quilt, so I played with more of the RWBs I had pulled for scrap squad.
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I bought several template sets from Material Obsessions a while back, and decided to incorporate this one. I also started a large feathered star to add to the ever growing stack of stars. Some have asked how I’m planning to put them together.
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This is a very poor picture of Sam’s first big bed quilt, made in 2001-2. I had border fabric (off the sides of the table) and a bit of Jennifer Sampou’s  Rain Forest fabric, and kept pulling brights and backgrounds to go with them. I made a bunch of stars (I’ve taught a lot of stars classes), put them on the design wall, and then made connectors. That’s the same plan for the reds.
Visit more design walls over at Judy’s.
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Happy Quilting,
Becky

Friday, April 5, 2013

WOW! Two great scrap squad posts

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P1050077 239x300 QM Scrap Squad: Colettes Majestic Garden
Look at this awesome Majestic Gardens quilt that is the last one of this particular project. It has so much movement, and I love the colors. This one’s Colette’s. Click on the link (Look) to see the full posting. It is so great to see the creativity of each of these fellow scrap squad members.
nicole201 QM Scrap Squad: Nicoles Mandarin Express
The 2nd posting is of our newest project. This is Nicole’s. So great. You just have to read the full post and see all her great pictures. Look for more scrap squad projects on Fridays. It is so much fun to be a part of this. My quilt won’t show until May – good thing, it’s draped over Big Bart, waiting patiently to be quilted. That’s on today’s agenda.
Happy Quilting,
Becky

Monday, April 1, 2013

Design wall Monday 4-1-13 Red is a neutral

If you’ve read Freddy Moran’s book, you know that all reds go together as they are all neutrals. That’s what is on my design wall – leftovers of red, black, white, and grey quilts.

I’m working on emptying this drawer of diamonds that I cut from 1-3/4” strips left from my daughter's wedding quilt.
I added some of the newer fabrics when I filled out the set of pieces for 6” LeMoyne stars.


I also have 4-patches left from the wedding quilt of 4 red squares, and the string blocks made from the Christmas left-overs and another of these red drawers.
What’s on your design wall? Judy has a lot of windows open today. This one is for design walls. (I goofed earlier)
Happy Quilting,
Becky