Monday, January 3, 2011

Design Wall Monday - Yellow Mono Quilt

The first design wall of 2011! I sorta cheated this morning, because I keep a stash of strip blocks in various colors (made when the strip drawers start overflowing). I had 5 yellow blocks to start my January Monochromatic Challenge (hosted by Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times). This helped since I am quilting tops. I have two designs in my head for this top, by next week I will decide and start adding more blocks for a baby size quilt.

My strip drawers are kept by color, so when one drawer becomes hard to close, I make a few blocks (mini tutorial for mess free paper foundations). Below is another sample of how a few blocks of reds, greens and blues ended up being an 85 x 85 quilt. I added blacks and the two toned blocks as the "Card Trick" design evolved. The top is done, along with the pieced backing. My family and co-workers gave me gift certificates to our local quilt shop (The Quilting Niche'), so I will let Debbie's Long Arm take care of this one.



For more Design Walls, Judy at Patchwork Times is hosting a weekly Link-up. I can't wait until tonight so I can browse everyone's work.

12 comments:

Kathie said...

Yellow is going to be very bright and sunny.

Mary said...

You've done a great job of using a range of values in your blocks ... not that easy when using one color and yello, at that.

Diane said...

once again I'm lovin' your string quilts. And once again feeling an urge to sew some up myself!

Quilter Kathy said...

Good idea to long arm this quilt since there are likely tons of seams in this baby! Love the corner blocks on your borders!

QuiltSwissy said...

When I first started quilting I was told to keep the yellow in my quilts to a minimum because it would take over everything else. And that a yellow quilt would be horrible.

BOY were they wrong! I love yellow. In fact I started a chicken quilt years ago I really need to dig out.

(more UFOs??)

I love this yellow quilt month!

glen

Bethany said...

The yellow is gorgeous! I love the range of color and how striking it is. Can't wait to see it finished.

Teaquilts said...

I was wondering what you'd have on your design wall today and I wasn't disappointed. I love the border on the card trick quilt and the yellow strings are just what I needed today. I need to make some blocks with my too little to cut into anything else scrap bins. Enjoy your day.

Kate said...

Beaufiful blocks, so sunny. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Chris said...

Keeping your strips by color is a great idea. I always just throw them in together and have a huge mess to sort out :(

Cathy said...

I love your yellows, and that string card trick quilt is absolutely stunning. It was fun watching your progress on that one.

Pat said...

Your yellow quilt is going to be very pretty. And, your card trick turned out great!!

Alycia said...

Love the yellow. I love the different way you use string blocks, so will look forward to seeing what you come up wiht!