Monday, November 15, 2010

Design wall ... floor

I've really been enjoying looking at all the contributions to design wall Monday over on Judy's blog so I thought I would join in for once! I don't actually have a design wall though, I tend to lay blocks out on the floor to look at. I like it because I can see them reversed in the mirrored fronts of the cupboards, and it's like looking at them from a distance. On the downside, I tend to wheel over them in my sewing chair. Very bad for a block, being caught up in the casters of a wheeled deskchair.

So, this rainy Monday, we have some basic blocks on the design wall (floor) for yet another baby quilt! The ladies of my acquaintance are popping them out at the moment, so I'm making cot quilts galore. And no-one seems to want to tell me what gender they are (or they don't know themselves) so it's all either green or yellow, or blue with flowers, or something bright and multi-coloured.

I'm auditioning fabrics for the border at the moment. I don't actually like either of the ones in the photo - too dark and heavy I think - so I will pull out some more lighter fabrics and see if any of them work.


  1. Pretty blocks! I agree with you on the two current fabrics ... perhaps a green the color of the dots in the darker green fabric? Or would that be too close to the other square?

  2. I think I agree with you...I would keep looking. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  3. I think a dark brown would work well as a border. See if you can find something with a pattern that plays nice with the dots. Giving consideration to the burnt orange isn't a real stretch. It brightens up the more suttle fabrics. You could always make a black & white and bright colored quilt. Supposedly they are good for stimulating infants during their development.