Friday, January 14, 2011

Design Couch

Well, I must say, I do love these bright sunshiny (is that a word??) colors, especially when it is cold and snowy outside. They are so cheery.

This is "Dream On" by Moda purchased from my local quilt shop at Periwinkle Quilting. I just love wandering around in that store! So much fabric, so many pretty colors, so many beautiful quilts hanging all over, so many great ideas.  And you know, I never get out of there without a bag full of goodies, even though I was "just looking"!!

I haven't worked with the pre-cut Layer cakes or charm squares before, so wasn't quite sure where to start. I loved some pictures of quilts that used a lot of white, so thought that would be good to try with these colors. One of the first quilts, and blogs, that caught my eye, and actually inspired me to start making quilts, was by Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts. I LOVED her "Lemon Squares" quilt, and in fact she has the free pattern on her blog here which is great!

Of course I did not get organized enough to actually follow the pattern, but wanted the same kind of look with lots of white, and the square within a square pattern. So off I went and started sewing! I think I will still have to actually make the Lemon Squares quilt someday...I still love it!!

I had a lot of  fun picking over the different colors and patterns to make the blocks. I don't have a design wall, but I do have a "design couch" in my sewing room !!

It is not very big, so I can't lay out the whole quilt at once, but it does give me an idea of how it will look when all put together. I am pretty happy with it so far.....and that is why I make me happy !! :)


  1. Oooh love it! Makes me want to drink lemonade on the porch. EXCEPT IT"S MINUS 100 C OUT THERE!! lol brrrr. Very very pretty Flo. ; )

  2. I love the bright colors! I can barely sew a button on something when it falls off, so I am in awe of those of you who have such talent. I love quilts. The wonderful fabrics today make the color choices must have such fun with the designing!

  3. those look so cheerful!! it seems to be coming together pretty quickly too!! good luck on the journal article.


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