Monday, June 13, 2011

Indigo Challenge on Design Wall

I didn't have that much Indigo (only 2 - 1 yard pieces) for Judy's Monochromatic Challenge, so I though it was going to be mixed with lots of white and probably very small. Then I found this OLD indigo/white floral, which looked like a good filler and I had 2 yards. Starting with one block -- a big one, I added 3 more! Each section is 6" so the finished block is 18".

I only had enough of the first Indigo fabric to make the four blocks. Then I pulled the second 1 yard piece and made a small 1" finished border against the 2" white border and to piece the corner units.

The corner units came from a large weaving block found in "The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book" by Mary Ellen Hopkins.

What started out small is now about 60" square -- I still have a little floral to make a small border, or maybe I will use more white. From the picture, I can already see I want to change a few corner unit pieces and will sew everything together, then decide on the border. The wall may stay like this for a while until I finish quilting a couple of tops.

I am also waiting for the "Drunkard's Path" to come back from the Long Arm Quilter to add binding - then off it goes to raise funds in the memory of two special young men who died in the path of a drunkard driver last July.

For more design walls, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.

13 comments:

Mary said...

Way to use the Stash! Looks good!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow! That is awesome, Jamie!! I particularly love what you did with the corner units - it looks amazing!!

I want to be you when I grow up!! ;-)

JCnNC said...

This is really turning into something spectacular. Great going with just using the stash. Judy C

Desley said...

Very effective design.

AnnieO said...

Another terrific use of stash! Glad you found those pieces of indigo.

Debbie said...

You are amazing...just love how you started so simple and evolved to something with dimension.

Rabid Quilter said...

Very cool quilt!!

QuiltSue said...

That is stunning. I love the "graphic" look of it with the contrast between the indigo and white, softened by the print.

cookie said...

great looking quilt.

Michele said...

It looks great :-)

sue said...

Fabulous! Well done indeed!

Rhonda said...

Hi there, I've just found your blog and love your quilt. I'm a quilter from central Texas and love surfing bloggerland.
I signed up as a "FOLLOWER" and will visit when I can.
Take care.

Marti said...

I liked it when you had the four blocks together, but when you added the weaving strips, it is just stunning.