Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday - Monday Design Wall

Yeah, I'm a bit late on this -- my design wall for today holds a bunch of unrelated projects:

I'll "splain these below, but first -- a report from my 2012 BOM group (more about that here) -- yes -- I was finally able to attend.  And I had this month's assignment finished!

 This block is called "Kakuyose" (Parquetry angles).    

Then we started arranging them -- it would make me crazy to make this many of a single block -- but it's a lot of fun to have them all to play with.

I usually do this in EQ7, but it's great to see them in "real time."

And the whole group on point.

This is "Kunojiki sujikai" or simplified right-angle braces.  I like the way some people used the background fabric -- the two on either side of the one in the top middle are really nice examples.

 "Tokiwa gaki" (Ordinary fence) Not so ordinary, if you ask me.  You might notice that the one on the top right has fence posts that hang off the bottom a bit -- that's what happens when you measure the center piece at 4 inches instead of 4.5 like the directions say (yep -- that's mine.)

These blocks are from the same book -- I did them in the spa blue and brown combinations because I want to use them to make a bag.  
And this is prepped for the appliqué block that goes on the front of the bag. 

This stuff on the left is also for a bag -- it's free-form pieced and I'm thinking of using it for my new spring bag.  I'm not crazy about it yet, so I'll have to do some more to see where it takes me.

To see more design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

And I haven't forgotten that I was going to post pictures of my latest screen print experiments.  The kids were off for spring break and I got busy.  Also, Mr. S finally made some new screen frames for me -- I haven't added the silk screen to them, but maybe by next weekend...


wackywoman said...

Oooooooooooo, I really like you Kakuyose block.

Beth said...

I can see where you are stuck... with so many different things going on.... and not in your normal colors! I think you need a dose of 'bright'!

Barb said...

Interesting designs...love them.

Judy Warner said...

I like the spa blue combinations. Should make a nice bag.

Talin's Corner said...

I always have fun playing with the arrangement of blocks. I love the design of those blocks.

Love the fabrics that you are planning on using to make a bag. I can't wait to see it finished.