Monday, January 16, 2023

Design Wall Monday 1/16/2023

My design walls don't have anything new on them, but there are all sorts of new pieces on my cutting table and ironing board. Yesterday was spent doing lots of cutting for a couple of Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects.

I started out by cutting 1.5" x 3.5" rectangles in all shades of blue. These will be made into Rail Fence blocks. Each block gets one dark strip, one light-medium strip, and one neutral strip. The finished size of the blocks is 3". Fortunately, I already had plenty of neutral strips cut out.


The Rail Fence blocks were started last year, with the idea that I would average one block every day following the color of the month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I made blocks for four months and got all those background pieces cut, but lost interest in continuing them. I'm giving it another try this year.

Rail Fence blocks from 2022

The other cutting project yesterday was the pieces for three Jabberwocky blocks, a pattern by Judy Martin in The Block Book. I had tried out this pattern a couple months ago as a possibility for a challenge quilt, but decided against it. 

Jabberwocky sample block

Now I'm planning to make 2-3 blocks in the RSC color of the month. I barely got started on the piecing for my first blue block yesterday.

As you can probably guess, the cutting and piecing of those long, skinny triangles in the star points is not easy. This will be a project that requires good light, precise seams, and complete concentration.

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

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. You have a great start on your rail fence. I always forget about that block, and it's such a great stash buster. The Jabberwocky blocks are gorgeous!

  2. Have you considered redrafting the Jabberwocky block for paper-piecing? I think the skinny triangles would be easier that way. (I know that Judy Martin is not a paper-piecer!) I've done block-a-day equivalents for RSC a couple of times -- a nice way to acquire units-on-hand.

  3. Your two RSC projects look like fun, one easy and one hard. Those Jabberwocky blocks look great, but oh what patience you must have!

  4. Lovely Rail Fence project--I really like that a lot...the Jabber blocks look like they could be difficult to piece--good luck--yours look great though hugs, Julierose


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