Monday, July 18, 2022

Design Wall Monday 7/18/2022

Once I finished making the purple Charm Basket blocks last week, my attention shifted to prepping for an upcoming quilt class. I have signed up for a class called "Granny's Stars" that is being held on Thursday, taught by designer Nancy Mahoney. Here's a photo of Nancy's quilt.

It took me a couple of days of pondering options before I settled on the color palette for my quilt. I'm basing it on this fabric that I've had for several years. I love the combination of colors in this fabric.

We need to have the pieces precut to make four blocks in the class. I cut the pieces for one block and tried them out together on the design wall. The center of the block was made from four fussy-cut squares of the original fabric pieced together. 

I wasn't sure about the intensity of the yellow squares and switched them out for a lime green and yellow batik. There's also a different version of the center square for this one.

I think I'll go back to yellow, but a less intense version. I'll need to make those decisions soon and get the pieces precut for class. I also need to pull out my featherweight machine and make sure it is working well. It has been quite awhile since that machine got used, at least a couple of years.

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

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. Loving your fabric choices! It amazes me how different a quilt pattern can turn out when the fabrics chosen are different from the designer's choice. Your modern fabric choices are going to be fantastic.

  2. Love your color choices. One of my favorite quilts, yet I still have not finished mine. I'm hoping this will be the year.

  3. Oooh, I see why you chose that feature fabric. The colors are clear and beautiful and offer so many options. I do love that electric yellow (but that’s just me and my love of BRIGHT color!). I know you’re going to make this a fantastic quilt. Have fun at your class!


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