Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Design Wall

Although this is not the final setting, I have been playing with my blocks from Jackie's BOMs (Canton Village Quilt Works).  I tend to like BIG quilts, so Jackie's 13 Blocks became 26 --- I tend to like lots of piecing, so I made simple filler blocks from the left over fabric (I used a layer cake from Moda Collection, Basic Grey).  I promise, there is nothing left from the layer cake except tiny TINY pieces.  Thank goodness I bought matching fabric for an inner border (or sashing) and an outside border/binding.

Speaking of BIG quilts, I have always liked to make mine big.  Even my baby quilts are larger than normal -- they have to be practical -- babies grow! Right?  I giggled when Bonnie Hunter mentioned she liked them big in her live Quilt Cam the other night.  I am tall, so I like them to cover my feet and sometimes my head when it is really cold.  I also want to know that my family will pull out the practical quilts over and over to use them.

I am so excited that I have something to share on the Monday Design Wall -- so I am heading over to Judy's at Patchwork Times to share.  Then I am heading for the recliner to start the binding handwork on my Orca Bay (yep, it is done, done, done).


Vicki W said...

I love what you are doing with your blocks and I love your colors!

Mary said...

Your Blogger's BOM is looking good! Yea for your Orca Bay getting DONE too. Just in time for a month's break before the next BH Mystery.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on both!!! Yay for Orca! Really like how those blocks are coming together.....the larger size really is better!