Design Wall Monday, June 2, 2014

Krackerjack
Sunday brought the finish of Krackerjack.  This design by BlocLoc.com and Janna Thomas was so fun to put together.  I started the project in January at Road to California Quilt Show.  I wanted to use the suggested fabrics from Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably through gloriouscolor.com, BUT the fabrics didn't arrive on time for me to use them.  DH suggested using black and whites...I went for it!  I'm excited how Krackerjack turned out!  I made the project with 16 blocks mainly because I got a little carried away making the strings.  This turned into not having enough of the star and moon black/white fabric...stash to the rescue!  I found a good star and larger random dot in the black/white stash to make things work.  The zebra print is planned for the binding.  I'll admit that a mistake was made when putting this project together; you'd never know unless I brought it to your attention...  The corners of the blocks should have been 3 1/2" cut.  I somehow picked up 2 1/2" cut.  I don't think it makes any big design changes so I left it.  Frankly my stash couldn't have recovered from this and stash was pretty much all that Krackerjack was about!

I'm so excited, counting down the days now until my Mom comes to visit for a couple weeks.  Flight arrives on Thursday!  We will be having fun at the annual BAE Systems Quilters Plus Sewing Retreat the end of the month in Lakeside for one thing.  Who knows what else we will be doing...  Just spending time together will be wonderful.

I'm ready for what's next in the sewing queue...Check out other awesome projects through the links at PatchworkTimes.com.

9 comments:

Kathie said...

This quilt is so beautiful and so complicated looking!!! Love all the colors.

I know you will have a great time with your mom. Will look forward to seeing what projects she works on out there when she gets back home.

sophie said...

Black and white seems to always work, doesn't it? Your quilt is lovely!

Kat Scribner said...

This quilt is absolutely delightful!! Love the fabrics, love the sashing ...... I want one. lol

Ramona said...

My pattern has arrived and as soon as I have a few others things finished, I'm starting this quilt. Yours is such an inspiration. Oh.. just gorgeous!!

A Nudge said...

That is such an awesome quilt. You have graduated to the able to do challenging quilt status. So beautiful.

Collette McManus said...

Oh, Sandi, tis one is a first place ribbon winner for sure. Enter it in Houston!

SueR said...

A spectacular finish!

Betty said...

I will be there in person to give you my comments. Love you

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt! Great stash busting, your color choices worked great.

Enjoy your Mom's visit.