Design Wall Monday, March 24, 2014

Konstituent
55" x 68"
March 2014 UFO
 Happy to have Konstituent complete.  I really like how the borders came out.  Brings out the yellow in the blocks just perfectly.  I made more than enough of the pieced border so I plan to use the extras when assembling the back.  I do like a more busy back than a solid piece.  It is the perfect opportunity to use up left over fabrics from the project.  The pieced blocks are from Sharyn Craig's Building Blocks project; the first year of her series.  I got the kits for most of the 12 blocks each month noticing early on that the yellow kept slipping into these kits.  June 2011 is when I first started collecting fabrics that I thought might work well when I got to putting it together.  When this project was called to be made I kept a consistent background white on white and let the yellow sneak in as the "pop" in each block.  Next came time to set the 12 blocks...Judy Laquidara to my rescue with her book 60 Pieced Quilt Borders Mix and Match.  I found Anything Goes to finish my project.  Judy's book is a must for your library if you don't have it.
Kottontails
Now that Konstituent is complete...it's on to Kottontails.  I played around a bit with the block placement and this one seems to work out best.  If you have other ideas I am always open to them.  I tried not to put colors next to one another, but the possibilities aren't has prevalent as it would appear. 

Oh by the way, my count of flying geese units made for Kranberries was TWICE what I needed.  Apparently I got a little carried away.  I thought about eBay, but Kerry thinks we can put good use to them by making a second Talking Turkey quilt.  Not sure just how I will use them at the moment.  I think I better do a better job in the future of counting!

I'll be binding tonight and the next few nights.  Sure hope DH has some "good for my viewing" Netflix movies ready to be seen.

Have an excellent week.  March 2014 is nearly a thing of the past.

10 comments:

Kathie said...

So love the way the black and white and yellow quilt came out!! Great job.

I also have made to many blocks lately. I would rather that than not enough though. Orphan 1 and 2 blocks usually go to a lady that makes them into small quilts to put with teddy bears for the sheriff's department. When I make way to many (like now) they will become another quilt.

Marti Dyer-Allison said...

I love your Konstituent -- one of my favorite color combos!

Betty said...

Great job on completing your quilt. I love the borders with the yellow popping in and out. Well, another UFO done. How sweet is that? Can't wait to see what you do to those bunnies????

Kat Scribner said...

I love your black and yellow quilt. and the border, just my favorite style. I also have a black and yellow quilt planned and slightly started. I hope to get to it someday.

Jennifer said...

The top looks fabulous and the borders are great!

Janet O. said...

You really knock Konstituent out of the park! I need to pull out Judy's book and put it to work!
Kottontails is so cute. From this view I MIGHT be tempted to switch the top left block with the middle row right block--just to separate the greens that are the same. But it won't hurt to leave them be, either. When you start moving anything you know the chain reaction that results! : )

Margaret said...

love the Konstituent quilt

Kate said...

Konstituent turned out beautifully! Love your bunnies too. Lots of fun stuff going on in your sewing room.

Ramona said...

Your Konstituent top looks GREAT! Love the border. And your bunnies are so cute. I'm ready for spring.

Sooli said...

Love Konstituent! You can't go wrong with that colour combo!