Monday, February 6, 2012

Design Wall Monday -- 02/06/2012

Here’s what I’m kitting up for Sit ‘N Sew tomorrow.  Several months ago I talked about doing a project using the technique explained in Margaret Miller’s book:  Strips That Sizzle.  I put it off when I realized that I needed to add more selections to my greens and teals. 

My greens are cut and ready to be stitched into panels.  As long as I keep them in correct sequence, it should be an easy thing to work on despite the distractions of chatting with my friends tomorrow.  Hand work is great for those days, but I am so ready for a change of pace.

Strips that Sizzle projects require two color families.  Here are my purples and lavenders which I will hopefully cut into strips later today or sometime this week.  A couple of the fabrics were actually purchased at a quilt store in Alaska last summer.  I love it when a project brings back happy memories.

The fabric on top is something of a puzzle.  When you set it next to the greens is looks like a very pale lavender.  When you put it by the purples, it looks green, so I may not be able to use it in this project.

Wanda Hanson at Exuberant Color has made several gorgeous quilts using this technique.  You can see some of them by clicking on the “Strips That Sizzle” label on her side board.

My design wall today is empty as I continue work on my Jacob’s Ladder quilt and the hand binding and applique projects I’ve posted about recently, but as usual on Monday, I am linking up with Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Monday posts at  Patchwork Times.


Debbie said...

Love the colors you picked! That one fabric could just be the sizzle in this quilt! This technique takes a lot of different values to work and I think you have a great assortment to work with. Looking forward to what you do.

Brita said...

Strips that Sizzle is right! Love that pattern, and you've reminded me I need to make another one!

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