Monday, April 25, 2011

Design Wall Monday 4-25-11

I will be at the gym if you need me, I'll working off all the chocolate from yesterday.  But while I am gone, you can check out my design wall and some good news I can now share with you!        

First the good news -- I was invited to be a Block Tester for the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Magazine Vol. 3!  And they asked me back for Volume 4.  I may even submit a block to the Volume 5, surely they will run out of blocks soon enough and be looking for one more, huh?

Anyway.  As a Thank You they sent me a magazine and a CUP!   How cool is that!  And if you buy a copy of the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 3, you will see my name under Block Testers!  Too cool!

I didn't get to test Judy's block though......... I wish I had!  I will show you some of the blocks I worked on in future posts.

So here is what I am working on on my design wall this week.  A UFO resurfaced from a long long time ago.  It was a pattern in a magazine that had pastel stripes and an applique of a huge golden retriever in the lower right section.  I loved it.  But my choice of bright stripes overwhelmed the dog and I grew discouraged.  And tossed it into a corner.

When I found again it last week I knew it needed to be worked on with the elan and verve that comes from the 15 Minutes Play Group I am working with.  So I held my breath and sliced into it.  Here are the bits and pieces from two of the sections.  I held back the other two just in case I got cold feet!  LOL.  But now I am into it with full aplomb!

And while I was putting the blocks on the design wall, I found the saw tooth piece from some half square triangles leftover from some project a few years ago.  They fit right into the chaos that was the sedate stripes a week ago.

I don' t know where this will lead, but it will certainly be interesting getting there!



  1. How cool! Congratulations. I bet they invite you back every month now. Thanks for the reminder too; I resolved last night to go walking first thing this morning, but by this morning I had forgotten.

    What a clever idea for your UFO. I love the new and improved version. No wonder the magazine invited you back!

  2. It is always fun to see where things go when you start to play with them. I look forward to seeing what your end result is :)

  3. Well, I must say, what you are coming up with looks really interesting. And I really like it. Isn't it fun when the creative juices flow?

  4. Good for you! I love taking something that was a "failure" and recreating something else with it that is fabulous. You've got a great start--keep it up!


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