Design Wall Monday – October 26, 2009

You’re going to think I copied someone else’s picture.  This is so “not me”.


The colors are awful . . you don’t have to tell me.  It’s an old pattern from the 80’s.  I’ll explain later why I’m making something so ugly. Don’t tell me it isn’t ugly.  The picture makes it look better than it really is!  And, check it out . . not a 9 patch anywhere to be seen!  🙂

What’s on your design wall?


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    Helen says

    Don’t they say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? I think it is a neat pattern though……………….. Helen

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    I don’t think it’s that bad. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it – perhaps it’s a run through before you use the ‘good stuff’! Not much new on my wall, but lots of finishing going on. I want to make some new things next year without ‘quilt guilt’ and UFOs!!

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    That pattern has been in my “to do when I get around to it” file for quite some time… (not in those colors though.)

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    Cheryl L says

    You’re right, it’s ugly—the fabric choices/combination that is. I like the piecing design. I can’t wait to see what/why you do whatever it is you’re going to do with this!!!:)

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    Sandy in Canada says

    I think it must be a teaching aid for a class on fabric choice — a great example of what doesn’t work! Do we get a prize if we guess correctly? LOL

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    Ugly????? geeze, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that. I’m not being facetious – that’s just the type of thing I adore. It works for me. I’m of the opinion that there isn’t anything that doesn’t work. The very reason I don’t take classes.

    : )

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    Today you get two walls for one click. My Quilting Buddy requested that I put the “Hearts and Flowers” quilt on my Post today that she is designing for Guild. My Quilt post has My SBS on it again. 36 more blocks to do. Judy, it’s not a “LONE STAR”. Colors? definitely not you!
    Is it for your Dad?

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    Becky I says

    I know this is out of your comfort box, but it is pretty. The colors are so “Christmas like”. Just in time to get you in the mood for the holiday season! I am proud of you for finishing this UFO. I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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    I remember that pattern! I didn’t buy it, but I borrowed the idea. I was planning to make Christmas tree skirts, and my dad bought me 3 different Christmas fabrics to use. All 3 were printed with Christmas scenes in blocks at least 12″ square. He also got a tree skirt/table cloth pattern that was totally unsuited for the fabrics. He meant well and tried to get something he thought I wanted/needed, but was clueless about quilting fabric. The fabric was cotton.

    Inspired by the tree skirt pattern Judy is making, I fussy cut the Christmas scenes out of the fabric in diamond or hexagon shapes. I added 1 or 2 rounds of strips, log cabin style, and stitched the pieces together. 20 years later, my mom still uses her tree skirt. I still have the one I made for myself. I used the pattern Daddy bought to make 2 table cloths for my mom and she uses the 2nd one sometimes. Ah, memories.

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    I made one of those – took me forever as it was my second ever quilt project. A friend uses it as her tree skirt, and loves it. Never again, well, I did make a few bitty ones for miniature trees. LOL

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    At least you’ve got something up on the wall — mine’s still blank but I’m hoping to get something started this week.