Design Wall Monday, October 20, 2014

I am busy into my October UFO.  This one is another large design, #21.  I'm using the suggested foundation that runs through the printer.  It is a very light weight tear-away stabilizer cut into 8.5 by 11 inch sheets.  It work very well through the printer.  Janice Ellertson and Jodel Yover designed this project called Beauty 'n Check.  I started it in a class sometime ago and now it's time to finish it.

I really like foundation piecing; the results are so exact.  It does take a bit to get going after working on pieced projects, but once you start it's hard to stop.  The above pieces were my start.  I put together several units before I found my direction.  These pieces won't be used in the project.  Auditioning against the very earthy green batik brought me to the conclusion that the fabrics below would be best.   

From the bottom moving up, the black on black, ivory print, and green batik will be used in all blocks.  These are my constants.  The beigey background, black and tan dot, bright orange and teal and purple print will be scattered about depending on the block's design.  There are 25 large block designs and 5 small block designs to pick and choose from.  So far my large block designs are #1, #3, #5, #8, #10, and #23.  After #21 in the first photo I plan to tackle #16.  It is up to you to decide how many blocks and the size for your project.

Still in pieces and it will not be the final layout...this is what I have accomplished so far.  Not sure I will be able to finish before the end of the month, but I will be giving it my best shot.  My DH came up with a splendid name for my Beauty 'n Check; how about Koncentric Konnection?

I mentioned yesterday I would share my first blocks from the workshops I attend last week with Bonnie Hunter.  The one above is part of Winston Ways.  There are a total of 30 blocks that make up this design along with a checkerboard border with those cute red and white four-patches.

These two blocks are from the workshop Scrap Crystals.  Nearly all of my neutral and blue HSTs are from bonus triangles.  I really like how the secondary pattern (the star surrounded by neutrals in the middle) comes together.  This project has sashing and a nine-patch cornerstone at each union.  The project will need 20 blocks.  I'm in the process of figuring out names for these two projects...I'd love hearing any ideas you might have.  Remember I'm all about using the letter "K"!  I won't be getting back to either of these projects until next year is my guess right now.  I suppose they are the start of my 2015 UFOs.

I hope that you have something fun going on in your sewing room.  Carve out a little time in your day to see all the great projects through the links at Patchwork Times.


Janet O. said...

New York beauty quilts fascinate me. I love the way you have worked out the colors on this, and DH came up with a perfect name!
Your two new projects from Bonnie's workshops are looking good. Can't go wrong with her patterns, and you have good color schemes going.
Names--boy, I am drawing a blank on Winston Ways--but the cool colors of Scrap Crystals lends itself to Kool Krystals.

~Kris~ said...

How lucky you are to have had the chance to attend two of Bonnie's classes. I like your starts. The Winston Way blocks are all about the Korners. I thought Checkerboard Corners would be a good name, but I'm not sure how to spell checkerboard with a K.

Your NYB blocks are beauties, indeed. Great work.