Sunday, January 22, 2012

Design Basket and Design computer

How long has it been since I've had a DWM without mention of Orca Bay?  8 weeks I think :)  But it's done and the last post was Saturday.  Ah, it's that odd feeling after you finish a Bonnie mystery and think, well what's next??  How can you beat a Bonnie mystery?

On Cyberquilters yahoo group they have curved piecing as the bucket project for Jan.  I secretly LOVE curved seams.  I don't do them very often, but when I do, I LOVE them.  So while surfing the web, trying to get inspiration for quilting Labyrinth (please send me suggestions :) I came across the Montana Cartwheel.    I was in heaven, curves and stars, can it get any better???  Nope.  Well I quickly went to EQ and drew up the block. That was the easy part.  Then kept looking at that crazy pattern to figure out how it all goes together, I couldn't do it.  I ordered the pattern.  But while I was waiting for it to arrive, EQ was calling my name and here's what we came up with.  I call this one Center of my Universe. I need to work on the borders.  But you get the idea.  It took me three tries to get the block right but I think I have it.   Looks like one is missing huh?  I just didn't get that far, but you get the idea.  We'll see if this ever gets done or I just do 4 blocks and make it a trivet for the table.  It's fun. That's my design computer.  If you are interested in the EQ7 file it can be found here
I also started a new quilt that is called Beach Glass from  Quilts made Modern  They had a lovely stash of solids, me not so much.  But I did have a stash of beach glassish fabrics right here.  This is my design basket.  Filled with strings that will turn into strips like these on with gray in between.  I'm in love with gray right now.  I expect you'll be seeing a lot more of it for a while on my blog.  These colors really fit fairly well with the Jan Color Palette Challenge

Oh and one other thing, I am taking my first ever quilt class.  Yep that's right, I'm going back to school.  I'm taking The Quilt Whisperer - QW101!  Having a great time with it.  One more week and I should have some amazing ideas for the kaleidoscope quilt.

Linking up with Judy to see what's all the other design baskets, on the design walls and design computers.  On Tuesday linking up with Quilt Story - Fabric Tuesday.  On Wed there's WIP at Freshly Pieced
All the buttons are on the side bar, you'll be so inspired after visiting all those lovely blogs.



15 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! Now you make me think, some where I have a box of NYB blocks in Batiks(?). This is stunning.

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  2. OMG!!!! Sue, is there any possiblity I could get a copy of your block??? I don't have EQ but my friend does and I could ask her to make the block pattern for me from your EQ file. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much
    Ruth
    aka
    Sewlmatesister
    P.S. Could I show your pictures of this and link back to your blog on mine?
    Thanks
    Ruth

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  3. I love both projects. The curved piecing will be awesome. I love seeing what you are working on. Thanks for all your postings.

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  4. Center of the universe is stunning, I downloaded it immediatey. And I just have to say, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt in your header. It turned out GREAT!

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  5. Love the Montana Cartwheel quilt - the stars the pattern creates are an added bonus. The beach glass project is cool too. You sure are ambitious!

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  6. Wonderful quilts you are showing today. It made me realize I have some arcs like that started somewhere. This would be a good thing to put with them. Hum, where are the arcs is the big question. Your colors are YUMMY. Is this all paper pieced? I will definitely be downloading this today. Thanks bunches.

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  7. WOW! I love that block you've designed.

    You surely have lots going on in your quilting world. Love to see all your projects

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  8. That design you did up in EQ is fabulous!!!! I hope you convince yourself to stick to it and make the whole thing.

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  9. Both of those are great! I love the fabrics for the color palette.. beautiful!!

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  10. Your quilts are beautiful! I love new york beauty blocks and your quilt has me written all over it. Maybe someday I will tackle one like it. Good luck!

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  11. These projects almost make me drool! Very inspiring post.

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  12. Both of these are great projects. Can't wait to see more of them.

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  13. wonderful EQ7 design! really like the sea glass top too-the grey Kona is great with those fabrics

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  14. Oh WOW Sue!! Your rendition of that Montana Cartwheel is simply awesome!! Love it, and your color choice are great!! Thanks for sharing your EQ file! ;)
    Happy stitching!

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  15. I really love both these projects! Your fabrics look totally like beach glass!

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