So, what is on the design wall this week? Well, quite a lot actually (it’s not that big after all!).
There is a 16″ ‘Carpenter’s wheel‘ block, made from left over Jelly Roll strips in shades of red and blue, waiting to have a border added and to be transformed into a cushion, a 16″ ‘ Blackford Beauty‘ block waiting to be sewn together in Christmas colours (also Jelly Roll strips) as a gift for my mother (that’s going to be Christmas 2013, I’m afraid, Mum!), also destined to be a cushion, and 12 12″ patches for a sampler quilt from Pam & Nicky Lintott’s book ‘ Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts‘.
The sampler quilt blocks are made from Moda’s Fabric for a cause – Hope series. One of the blocks is a substitution of my own design (right column, second row from bottom), an altered form of a ‘ Love in the mist‘ block, as I don’t like the ‘Card trick‘ block that was included in the original quilt. Now I just have to decide which order I want all the blocks in, to get a good distribution of colours, light and dark and star shapes. To do this I have photographed each block and uploaded the photo’s to my computer. Now I can play with different quilt layouts until I find the one I like, then I’ll print it out for reference, head for the studio, add the sashing, cornerstones and border that are part of the pattern and start quilting!