Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Wall Monday Sept 24, 2012

Meh.  I'm not so much in love.  The fabrics make me so happy when I fondle and pet them, so I cut 10" squares, and planned to cut them diagonally twice, then insert 1" strips of a contrasting fabric, with a square of a third color in the middle.  The pattern is "Hot Cross" from Schnibbles Times Two.  Before cutting every piece, I decided to audition the squares with strips.  Just not feeling it, at least not today!  I'll play some more, and maybe put away the 10" squares and strips to use another day.  A dear friend of mine keeps reminding me that there is no requirement to finish a UFO, so I'm sure the same holds true for a design wall experiment :-D

However!  A friend was visiting last week and I showed her some things I'd snagged at a yard sale, including the Eleanor Burns' book, "Winning Hand."  She said she's had the book for years, but has never made one.  They are so easy-peasy, we agreed to have our fabrics pulled and we'd make one at our next get-together.  Here's what I've gathered -- the floral will be the border, while the cards will be scrappy yellow, green, blue and pink/fuschia.  I haven't decided on the background -- the floral print has a pale green background.  Wish I had enough in my stash, but, remarkably, I don't!
So there you have it, my design wall and future design wall in one show and tell!  Go see what others are working on at Judy's blog: and join in!


  1. If you separate you top blocks enough that the wall looks like sashing, and lighten the strips for the crosses, this will be an awesome project. You can't go wrong with those reds/pinks - they're so lovely.

  2. How about some bright apple green criss-crosses or some aqua or very light pink? I would use this as an "excuse" to go fabric shopping! LOL It will be gorgeous once you find the crosses that you love!

  3. I love those fabrics! Like you, I have to step back at times and really think on a project. Good luck, can't wait to see what you decide to do.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day