Monday, April 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday

The pieces and blocks are sewn together and no one sneezed and blew everything off the wall! Now to decide how to quilt it. Do I want to swing an arc through each triangle to accentuate the pin wheels or do something artsy to accentuate the movement of the colors?
The song Morning has Broken was running through my head as I arranged the triangles. The dark triangles in the borders are the blackbirds in the song. The fabric is actually a very dark purple. The first chapter of Genesis was also running through my brain. God brought forth light from the void then separated the light from the darkness then separated the waters of the sky from the waters of the land, then gathered dry land and brought forth vegetation.
The finished blocks are 4 1/4 inches square. Quilt top measures 43 1/2 x 52 inches. I have enough deep blue for the binding and that is it.
Decisions decisions...........Ann 

link to Judy at patchworktimes

Morning has Broken

lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon
Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day


Frances Leate said...

I love your latest design wall creation and will be very interested to see how you quilt it. Sometimes I get a song in my head while designing and this often becomes the name of the quilt. Take care.

dorothy said...

I love the quilt -- I agree it reminds me of a spring morning!

Cathy said...

I love that quilt, and the song. I see twinkling stars, as well.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I love the quilt, the colors, the movement (and the "blackbirds" in the borders. I'm looking forward to seeing how you decide to quilt it.

JoyceT said...

Beautiful, soft colors. Love the angularity of the design, too.