Monday, January 30, 2023

Design Wall Monday 1/30/2023

There wasn't much quilting happening here yesterday because we spent the afternoon at the opera, a 50's film noir version of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Great voices and interesting design choices, but it's not my new favorite. I'm glad we got to see it, even though Atlanta traffic makes getting there a challenge.

Before we left, I spent some time in the morning auditioning new background options for the Pickle Dish quilt that was started in a class recently. The photo shows the two arcs that I made in the class laying on the new background color that I'm considering. The strips near the bottom are going to become the next sets of arcs, and the stripe along the side is a possible border.

This photo shows my original fabric pull, with strips for the arcs sitting on my originally planned yellow background. This would make a pretty and very cheery quilt. The same colors on the purple background would be much more dramatic, but I'm not sure that's what I'm going for since it is planned to be a baby quilt.

I'll need to ponder that for a bit. Another factor that may sway my decision is the fact that I don't know if there is enough of the purple and might have to buy something. However, I can keep making arcs, even if the background isn't decided yet. However, I can keep making arcs, even if the background isn't decided yet. 

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. Oooh, what a lovely array! And, funny thing, yours is the third blog post I've read today about a baby quilt. I just got a commission to make one. (I told the woman -- she's 93 and the baby will be her great-great-grandson--that she's given me an excuse to HAVE to quilt. She chuckled and said she's happy to help)

  2. Either color will work, but I'm partial to the purple. That's going to be such a beautiful quilt.

  3. That's a lot of work for a baby quilt. Must be a special baby. I would think there would be a contrast problem with either background, similar yellow againt yellow and dark purple against the purple. Have you considered green as a background? I do like the purple, but would probably steer clear of using darker purples in the arcs. Good luck


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