Monday, August 26, 2013

Design Wall

I pulled an old project out of the closet, the fabrics are all batiks and commercial hand dyes. The Winding Ways blocks and colors have been calling to me all year but I had another big project with a deadline so now that I am quilting on the commission quilts I can consider the possibilities of this one while I machine quilt. I started it in 2004 sometime. The F & P magazine was in the tote with all the parts. There are enough parts for a queen size quilt and 2 moves ago I had it all on the design wall and I was trying to create some horizontal waves of color but now I realize the circles of color are dominate. Each block is influenced by 9 circles, the one encircling it and 8 more made up of one or two segments of the center block. I need to arrange segments by color families and value and might be able to create some diagonal movement. I was thinking I would make it into 2 quilts but Darling Daughter asked for a queen size quilt for her bed now that she has a real job and an apartment and guess what she loves these colors. click the Erin quilts then scroll into October 2012 for the last installment.  It is going to be a scorcher here so I'm off to my sewing room to machine quilt until my arms get tired then add more parts and bask in the refreshing cool blues. Linking to Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday and Anything Goes Monday  be inspired. --Ann--

7 comments:

ChristaQuilts said...

That is too funny! I just showed my hand finished winding ways quilt top - only took about 18 years to finish the top, LOL! Yours is beautiful in batiks!

Kate said...

Wow! It is gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous.

Karen at Fireball said...

So pretty in batiks! This quilt is going to be gorgeous.

Grit said...

Oh this looks amazing. I love it.

Frances Leate said...

Wow what amazing fun this design is and well worth finishing. Take care.

John'aLee said...

I love seeing works in progress! Thanks so much for sharing. It is going to be beautiful.