Monday, August 2, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I have a few exciting things to share this week.  First, here are the fabrics I've selected to work on my Nine Patch Pineapple quilt and another photo of the quilt for you to see.  I have set up a new blog for anyone who wants to work on the quilt as a sew along.  For more information, go to this post.

Here are a few pieces I started cutting prior to organizing the sew along.  

I also started the following quilt for my birthday which was last Wednesday.  It's called Nouvea Riche, designed by Toby Lischko.  I'm having so much fun piecing the curves.  I've been kind of avoiding them for a little while.  If you'd like more information on pattern and fabrics, visit my birthday post. I think I have enough of the blocks completed for you to get the idea of how it will look.  I normally don't purchase kits but fell in love with the original quilt.  It's not my usual color pallette and I would have never been able to pull this effect from my stash.

As yesterday was laundry day, I didn't get any sewing done.  However, I decided that since the iron was up, I'd iron a few scraps and cut some shapes with my GO! die cutter.  I made 3 bags of flower shapes with 12 of each shape per bag.  I ran out of fusible web (which I ironed on the back prior to cutting) so I had to stop here.  I did cut a few hexagons in sets of 6 each.  But need to cut a whole lot more of these. 

To see more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.
Tea in MO


  1. The colors in your birthday quilt are so soft and pretty. Sometimes a kit is the easiest way to reproduce a quilt that we just can't live without. Looks like you had lots of fun with your GO cutter, what a fun way to use up all the scraps.

  2. Your birthday quilt is wonderful. Very soothing. And how fun are your flowers!!!I really, really want a GO cutter but keep telling myself I don't need one. ;-) I really really want one!!~~someday.
    Love the pineapple quilt and can't wait to see more progress but I'm passing on another new project right now.

  3. What an interesting pattern, I have never seen anything put together like that. I really like the way it "drips".

    glen in louisiana

  4. you are brave to do all that curved piecing! Great way to get comfy with it tho! You will have lots of practice. Love the colors...

  5. That's a great idea for your scraps. I'll have to remember that when I manage to get a Go Cutter.

  6. Lots of great things going on on your design wall! Love the dripping cones (?)! And yes, you are my hero to do the curved piecing!!

  7. I love your birthday quilt! The pineapple 9-patch looks challenging! Using a Go for cutting out flowers would be great!


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