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Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I decided to switch things up a bit
and play with some
reproduction type fabrics this week.

These blocks are made from fabric
in the
Grace by Three Sisters line.

It is a Christmas line,
but
except for the pink, red and green colors...
I am not really seeing Christmas.



These blocks take a little time, but I am enjoying the process.


The block is called
"Blind Man's Fancy"


Okay... in these pictures I see Christmas.
Maybe it's the brown fabric that doesn't look
like Christmas??


I am not wild about the center of this block.
... or the brown, really...
I could replace the center...
I might like it better then...
Or maybe the whole block will go in the
orphan block box....

Time will tell.

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what others are working on this week.

:)

13 comments:

Frances said...

Love the sawtooth border - I think the Christmas colours look great too!

Angie said...

I love all your blocks! The prints and colors are gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

These are great blocks. I just don't see them as Christmasy per se. I think you could use a quilt with these blocks all year round. And, at Christmas they would definitely echo the season but not scream out CHRISTMAS quilt. Nice job.

Rebecca Grace said...

Now, I clicked through to your blog from the linky specifically because I DID see Christmas in your picture! The funny thing is that my own design wall is covered with pieced and appliqued blocks that are deliberately supposed to look like Christmas, with reds and greens and poinsettias and holly, but when I step back and look a the whole thing I feel like the yellow/gold fabrics are spoiling everything. I don't see Christmas; I see ketchup and mustard!!

You mentioned that you might replace that one center patch where you centered the red stripe -- can you do that without taking the whole block apart? I have a couple of blocks on my own wall where I regret just one fabric choice, but I worked so hard to get the seam intersections perfect and to have the units all measure up exactly. I can't bear the thought of ripping out all of that work!

Ramona said...

I have replaced a piece of a block before. It isn't easy, but I have done it. I rip out the "piece" seams and then rip back in the seams that come into that piece between a 1/2-1". Not something I enjoy doing!

Ramona said...

Thank you. I like the colors, but might need to stay away from the brown. Although, maybe by adding more brown to the quilt, the color will blend more.

Ramona said...

Thank you! They are fun blocks to make.

Ramona said...

Very true, Bonnie. I hadn't thought about that! Thank you!

Teri said...

I think the brown is dominant in the one block because it is the darkest, and there is hardly any of it in the other blocks. I don't know how many blocks you intend to make, but adding a little bit of brown in them will help it blend.

Sue McPeak said...

Hi Ramona...First let me say how pretty the fabrics are and what a great job you are doing on a pretty intense to piece block. I imagine when a bit more of the brown is scattered throughout a few more blocks, it won't seem quite so important. You may end up with a quilt that is good for all seasons and especially appropriate for Christmas.

How fun to find Design Wall Monday and visit your post. Yes, I'm a newbie to this party, but not to the art and world of Quilting. I owned a 'Brick and Mortar' quilt shop from 1996 through 2005, and now I've joined the online Quilt World with A Quilt Store and More ETSY Shop. My 'Niche' in the ever growing and competitive online fabric shopping world is my 'Inventory and Stash' from the years of buying and selling quality quilt fabrics from top designers and manufacturers. I'd love for you to visit me at CollectInTexas BlogShop which is linked to my ETSY Shop and see what is on my Design Wall today. Just click on the signature link below...hope to see you there.

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Vivian said...

Absolutely love this. I am such a Christmas fanatic. I'm already getting in the mood to decorate.

Kate said...

Love the blocks, but I agree some of them don't look like Christmas. Still it's going to be a gorgeous project.

Shanna said...

Oh I so can see Christmas here! It is a very nice line of fabric!