Monday, February 18, 2013
Design Wall Monday
I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday. I've been working this weekend on a commission quilt. I was asked to do an Amish Roman Stripe in a double bed size. After reviewing a lot of my books, I actually got into EQ7 and was able to come up with a design and coloration that my client approved.
Here's where I am so far. I've got three more rows to piece, and then decide on layout and assemble my rows and borders.
I'm using Moda Bella Solids, and boy, do I like working with them. They have such a nice hand. The "neutral" fabric is a deep wine, and while I have a five-color gradation in the stripe, I'm making a few subtle substitutions in the colors as I piece them.
This is one of those projects where I'm glad I made several sample blocks, because I had a choice of about three different piecing options, and the one I chose gives me the least fabric waste, and also does a great job of controlling the bias edging on the solid triangle.
Once I'm finished with this top, I'll try and get back to this:
This design is called "Sparkle" and it's in the Fons & Porter Easy Quilts Spring 2013 issue. It's by Lee over at Freshly Pieced. Her version is in solids and white, but I'm doing mine in Batiks and a tone-on-tone white. It's a fun and rather easy block, just a variation on a Rail Fence.
It's a beautiful day here today, but cold. Perfect for a day in the sewing room. Have a wonderful week.