Monday, January 10, 2011

Eeek! It's Outgrown the Design Wall!

Yep -- the blue/green quilt has officially outgrown my design wall.  So far, it's about 80 inches square.  The good news is that I've finished sewing together the inner borders and I'm ready to stitch up the setting triangles.

I'm using this fabric.  It's very subtle -- but I soaked the white on white fabric in water with a drop of blue textile paint dissolved in it.  I heat set it and there is very little patterning -- the paint was just too dilute for that, but it has a slight blue cast.  To see other design walls, take a hop over to Judy's blog here.

In other news -- I received a CQ 4x4 in the mail Saturday.  This is Gracie's work.  It's sitting on a wonderful piece of chicken fabric that she also sent along.

And I don't think I published a photo of this here, even though I received it a while ago.  This is Jean's work.  And a fabulous piece of hand-dye that she enclosed with it.

12 comments:

Charlene S said...

Very pretty...don't you love it when the quilt gets too big for the design wall. That means it is almost done!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

that is going to be a really striking quilt, great job!

Jo said...

WOW..your quilt is beautiful!!

Chris said...

Stunning quilt. Looks better each week :)

Beth said...

Wow.... so thats what you've been doing. Are you going to set the corner blocks into the medallion border... like the upper right appears?

Yvette said...

I am not a batik girl but that quilt is STUNNING!!! You may have converted me.

Sara said...

Blue isn't my favorite color BUT this quilt is gorgeous and will look incredible on my bed when you finish it and send it to Florida. (It does have that "ocean" feel, doesn't it!)

katie z. said...

What a beautiful quilt.

AnnieO said...

Definitely getting more and more beautiful! Can't wait to see the top all together.

What is a CQ? These are adorable little goodies!

Alycia said...

Wow - That is gorgeous! Guess you need a bigger design wall ?

Gari said...

I was just telling DH yesterday that I need to "build" a bigger studio with valuted ceilings so I can have a 16' x 16' design wall. Of course I would need a ladder (with a hydrolic lift) so I could use it, but wouldn't that be great? Your quilt top is just beautiful, by the way.

Jan said...

This will be so lovely when finished, it already is!