Monday, December 13, 2010

Design Wall Monday -- 12/13/2010

Work continues on Carolina Chain.  Redoing some of the blocks to include more contrast has made it easier to see the positive/negative pattern.  I’ve rearranged the placement of some of the blocks since taking this picture in an atempt to make the left side transition a little softer.  Sewing the top together has begun at last.
Someday this messy pile of half square triangles may be a new project.  The squares are the result of a friendship triangle exchange hosted by a local quilt store using a collection called Harvest Homecoming.  Sadly, the store closed its doors last week after being in business less than a year.  Whenever I needed a break last weekend from playing with Carolina Chain, I would remove foundation paper, trim dog ears and press the pieces while pondering how I might use them.  I should have enough for a throw.  Shortly before the store closed, I went back and bought fabric for a border from the same collection.

Here are the last of my home grown tomatoes, still edible in December.

Check out other design walls at Judy Laquidara's site for lots of quilting inspiration.

11 comments:

Tamera said...

Oh man! Those tomatoes are making my mouth water!

Kate said...

The Carolina Chain looks great. Wonderful colors!

I'm jealous, home grown tomatoes in December! You most certainly are lucky.

Diane said...

like your quilt projects-the tomatoes are drool worthy.

Judy D said...

Love all the colors in the Carolina Chain!
And those tomatoes......oh I am so jealous. This was not a good tomato year for us so we have to eat store tomatoes. :(

Bonnie said...

Your Carolina Chain is beautiful. That is such a versatile block. I used it to make a backing for a table runner. Yummy tomatos. I used my last store bought ones yesterday. Sigh. An interesting challenge -- half square triangles... I've got tons hanging around. Haven't decided what to do with them. I'll be checking to see what you decide to do with them.

Chris said...

I love the colors of the half square triangles. They will make a cute quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh...love your chain blocks! I am making some too and am almost to the bottom of the pile of scraps I had set aside to make them. Love your layout!

Becky said...

I love the Carolina Crossroads. I made a similar one of just 3 fabrics, and yours is so much more interesting. I love playing with HSTs, there are so many settings. I'm sure you will find an spectacular one. Thanks for posting pictures!

Pat said...

Very pretty.

Vivian said...

Very striking quilt. I can't believe you have tomatoes in December.

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Gari said...

I love your Carolina Chain. It is so colorful that it will bring smiles every time you look at it.