Feb 26 2018

Design Wall Monday 02-25-18

Shortline is now a completed quilt top.  I am very pleased with the end result especially the neutral string blocks.  They make the colored string blocks stand out and take center stage.

Now I am getting ready to start another Cozy Quilt Design pattern – Brownstone.

It is difficult to take a good picture of the pattern when it is printed on glossy paper, so this was the best that I could do.  For the longest time I was planning to make this quilt with a brown & black jelly roll and a burgundy accent.  However when I pulled out my dark red fabrics it was like Goldilocks and the Three Bears – this one is too light, this one too dark, this one had too much texture.  Nothing was just right.

Then a stack of turquoise batiks yelled at me for attention.  So when that happens the only thing to do is make a couple of sample blocks.

It is difficult to get a good idea of what the finished quilt top will look like from just these two, but I am going to continue along this path and see what happens.  I really need to start taking a picture of the jelly rolls before I open the package to sort the strips, but I get too excited to start a new project.  Anyway this one is a Bali Pop from Hoffman called Coconut.

Check out all the other quilting inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


6 Responses to “Design Wall Monday 02-25-18”

  1. Sandie says:

    Great finish! But I have a question about something off topic… I noticed in your “maybe someday” list a Quilt called Double Wedding Ring Sampler. I’m very familiar with DWR’s, but am curious about what a DWR sampler is. Care to share some info?

    • Marlene says:

      I had to chuckle when I read your comment for two reasons. First you are the first person to ask me that and second I was just talking about this quilt with my quilting friend Lucy. As you know there are a lot of variations of the Double Wedding Ring pattern. My idea for the DWR Sampler is a setting to showcase either 5 or 7 of the different designs. The reason I say 5 or 7 is because it depends on how large I want to make the quilt. I am seriously considering putting it on my 2019 goal list, so it will be awhile before I start. Thank you for your question and rekindling my interest in this project.

  2. Chris says:

    What an awesome top! I agree, the neutrals really do well against the brights.

    • Marlene says:

      It will be fun to have more blocks on the design wall to see how everything is going to play together. Thank you for stopping by.

    • Marlene says:

      Turquoise seems to be my color of choice at the moment. I think that the turquoise is going to look better than a red would have.

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