Monday, February 21, 2011

Design wall Monday 2-21-2011


I finally have something different on my design wall. Though I am still working on the opportunity quilt for my guild. I will show pictures of that also later. This quilt is my class quilt for the Quilter’s Academy class that I will be teaching in March.  It is the first quilt in the second book. A fairly simply quilt, more nine patches with solid blocks in between them. The fabric is some of my hand dyes that I did last summer in playing with a kit that I ordered from Pro Chemical and dye, to learn how to do hand dyed fabrics.  It totally is not my colors, but I like the change from blue and yellow for now. If I don’t like it when I get finished I will put into the pile for charity.
For the other quilt that I am working on, you may be interested to know that I have all the blocks together and working on the pieced border now. I hope to have the top completed by the end of the week and ready for someone to quilt it. The only problem is that I am not sure if I should use the gold, yellow or orange accent border. I would love to hear what others think. I will show the complete quilt next week.

If you want to see what everyone else is doing, hop over to Judy's blog and see what is going on.

12 comments:

Vicky said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I like the yellow. It seems to tone it all down nicely.

Danielle said...

I love it too. I think the yellow allows the design to shine. The orange robs some of the blue piecing around it of their sparkle, but that's just an opinion. I'm sure it will be lovely, whatever you do.

Joanne said...

Both quilts are beautiful!

Judy D in AZ said...

I just love this offset pineapple. Your colors are wonderful. I like the orange border; it brings the orange pieces front and center.

I did a wall hanging for my MIL with these kinda of blocks so I know the hours you spent working on this. It is worth it!

Gari said...

Orange is my favorite color but I think the yellow is better for that border. And the quilt is beautiful, such movement. However, I could be a charity if you don't like the first quilt, it is so my colors. ;-)

swooze said...

I like the orange. I think it made everything else around it stand out.

AnnieO said...

Pretty quilts! Love the offset pineapple blocks and yummy blues.

Melinda said...

Great blocks - love the blues. I like the orange border best.

Debbie said...

I'm going for the orange...I think it helps move the eye throughout the the top.

Sue Daurio said...

Love both your quilts. I think the orange in the border is a bit more exciting and the yellow is very calming.

Marti said...

I like the orange too. That is a very pretty quilt.

Alycia said...

Great job! I like Orange for some reason. Any that you use will be beautiful!