Monday, March 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday -- 03/28/2011

My collection of big star blocks from the Wisconsin kit is growing.  I love the rich warm colors that were chosen for this project.   Sometimes I enjoy simpler projects like this one where the blocks are large and someone else has done the work of selecting the fabrics.  These projects are relaxing and perfect for retreats or group sewing events where there will be a lot of distracting chatter.  Having said that, more and more often I find greater satisfaction in making projects that are challenging and not exact duplicates of someone else’s creativity.  Since January I have been trying to clear out some of the unfinished projects lurking in my sewing closet so I can start something new without feeling guilty. 

I will have to pause on these star blocks for a while and refocus on this month’s blocks for my Civil War Chronicles quilt BOM.  April is usually filled with family visits and celebrations, and I must be more deliberate in how I budget the time I have to sew.

Be sure and visit Patchwork Times and see what others in the quilting community are working on today.

9 comments:

Kathie said...

I also love the rich colors in your blocks, great job.

Chris said...

The colors are wonderful. They look so cozy.

SarahVee said...

Love these blocks. Sometimes big and beautiful is very rewarding. Good luck in finishing some UFOs! And budgeting your sewing time;)

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Those blocks are beautiful. Someone else might have picked out the fabric, but you had the good taste to take on the project.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful color combo, definitely warm and rich. I agree, it is nice to have that work done sometimes! I have a BOM I just love but will be able to tweak some of the combos as the fabric in each month's kit is quite generous.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous, and I agree. I enjoy the occasional kit to sew, especially when I am in a group. I find more satisfation in making my own design when the inspiration comes, but not all quilts I make are of my design. This is a gorgeous group of stars.

Brita said...

That's going to be a fabulous quilt! I'm feeling good playing with fun colors making easy pinwheels, sometimes it's energizing.

Karen said...

Good colors!

Alycia said...

THose are great blocks - love the colorway!