Monday, October 1, 2012

Design Wall Monday October 1, 2012

It's October already.  Six weeks ago I was in surgery and 3 weeks from now I'll be in Houston--for Market and Festival--the highlight of the year!

Here is the dark version of my Simple Symmetry quilts from Paula Nadelstern's class in May:
These blocks were made from the same fabric as "Day":
Try as I might, I could not get them to play nicely in one quilt so I made two.  It's amazing how different the blocks look on light and dark backgrounds.  They are simply quilted with variegated thread, using the walking foot.  Someday, I'll tackle free motion quilting, maybe...
The other little bit I accomplished this week is the next block in Grandmother's Choice from Barbara Brackman's Suffragist Block of the Week:
I'm going to start piecing these blocks together in rows, just haven't decided what color I want to use yet, either a brown, black or something light.  Maybe I'll know by next week.
Therapy continues and I'm feeling stronger each week.  I had fun helping my beginning students select fabrics for their quilts--this week they will make their first block.
Check out Judy L's blog to see what other people are up to. 
Let's quilt!


  1. 2 quilts are definitely better than one :) And the look and feel of them are so completely different. Just beautiful!

  2. Oh my!
    Lovely work.

    Happy Sewing

  3. Beautiful!!! they look like stained glass

  4. Night and Day look marvelous, Barbara!! Your GM block looks great, too!! :)

  5. What a difference a "day" makes. lol. I think I prefer the light one because the blocks show up better, but they are both very pretty.

  6. Really nice to see the almost same blocks set so differently. And, lucky you to be going to Huston. Want to stop by me in South AL and take me along? ;-)