Monday, April 18, 2022

Design Wall Monday 4/18/2022

Yesterday was one of those challenging days for quilting. I was having a hard time deciding on a project. There were a couple of new blocks I could have made for the Moda Blockheads 4 QAL, but I just wasn't in the mood for that. 

I had pulled out a couple of UFOs and some leftover from previous quilts, all that featured pink, our color of the month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I spotted a Zip-loc bag of scraps and 10" squares that were left from this baby quilt I made in 2014.

All of the fabrics in the hearts came from a layer cake I had won in a giveaway. The fabric line was "Surrounded by Love" by Deb Strain. Here's what I found in that bag.

There were nine full 10" squares left, in a variety of color combinations in either of the designs shown at the top left. The rest of the stacks all contain 33 pieces, which must be the number of hearts I made for the baby quilt. The lower left strips measure 2.5" wide, and the strips and chunks on the right side all measure 3.5" wide.

I knew that those leftovers wouldn't be enough for the size I hoped to make, so I pulled out some solid fabrics to add to the mix. The piece at the very top looks almost white in this shot, but it is a very pale pink. It was used as the background on the baby quilt shown at the top of this post.

I wanted to keep the piecing very simple for this project, so I decided to make 9-patch blocks. To make the best use of my fabrics, I cut all of the pieces 3" x 3.5", which gives me uneven 9-patches. Here are the first dozen blocks that were made.

I'm alternating blocks with dark outer corners and blocks with light corners. So far every block combines a solid with one or more prints. There are several blocks with a different print at the center than the four corners because I could only get four pieces out of most fabrics. The blocks will finish at 7.5" x 9". I have the pieces for several more blocks stacked up at my sewing machine, waiting to be stitched together.

Check out what other quilters are working on this week at Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts.

Happy quilting!

Julie in GA


  1. What a gorgeous array of pink fabrics! Very much eye candy. A perfect use for them Julie. Happy Stitching from me!

  2. So many tones, hues, and prints -- a lovely, rosy bouquet. I like the uneven nine-patches--you have to look twice to be sure they're not squares.

  3. Oh how fun!!! I love your combination of fabrics - and cool blocks!!! This will be amazing!

  4. Mindless PINK sewing sounds like the recipe for a really good day!

  5. Oh I love that heart quilt! Funny how there are times when we just want to do something different! Hugs


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