Sunday, November 11, 2007

What's on my design wall

Here is the project on my design wall at the moment.

About two weeks ago, I decided that I needed mindless sewing, so I grabbed something out of one of my (many) UFO bins. There were 5 blocks, along with triangle squares for 4 more blocks. So that afternoon, I put the 4 blocks together. Since then, I've made another 3 blocks for a total of 12. They've been on the wall for a while now, waiting.

When Thing One came into the room and looked at, she mentioned the thing that was obvious to me: the yellow block doesn't work with the rest of them. So now I'm going to make a replacement for it (another red one, I think). Interestingly enough, she noticed something that I hadn't. She said that she liked the way the warm and cool colors alternated. does she know these things? She does seem to have an inborn sense of the color/design thing on her side.

Once I get that block done, I guess I'll have her choose a border fabric for me! LOL.

I have also pulled my Knifty Knitter out of the closet and started making hats again. About a dozen over the last two weekends. Such fun!!


Jackie said...

I really like the colors and the blocks. Will you be making it bigger and what type of border will you add if any?

Teri said...

Thing one is right, the yellow doesn't go. But it could be the basis for a whole other quilt. I remember some time back on Simply Quilts Alex and a guest were talking about fresh perspective and one of the things to do is get a kids opinion if you can. Great job though! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!


Tanya said...

Very pretty. You seem to have a budding artist in the family. That's sort of exciting really. You should set her up in front of my blog for awhile and see what kind of critique she'll give me.