Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A new Project

My next project is inspired by a picture of a bag project in Down Under Quilts Issue 129.   This is a great Australian Patchwork and Quilting publication of which a digital publication is available and a six months digital subscription is free of charge simply by subscribing to their newsletter!

Cropped image from Yo-Yo Go-Go Tote by Kirsten Duncan
Down Under Quilts Issue 129, 2009
Kirsten Duncan

Although I am not a yo-yo person, nor a great fan of purple, I could see great potential in turning the foundation of this bag into a quilt.  Things are well on the way:

A flurry of fabric gathering, including adding more variation to the solid fabrics.

Chain piecing - and the usual trimming which I still cannot give up!

125+  Four-Patch Blocks finished and ready for the design floor.

I can't wait to see how this quilt looks on the design floor, hopefully it will look just like I have had it pictured in my head. What's on your design wall/floor?


  1. Can't wait myself to see this one done.

  2. I love purple!
    I have purple carpet!

  3. I love purple too - these are beautiful solid fabrics. Can't wait to see the next stage.

  4. I'm so happy that I found your Blog today!
    It's interesting to see how you will create your next Quilt!

  5. Oh I love these colours Rita, so beautiful, this is going to be another stunner! Thanks for the link to Kirsten xo

  6. I can't wait to see it on the design floor either. I can tell it's going to be fabulous just from the fabrics. Do you make oversized 4 patches and then trim them to get them perfect?

  7. Yep, I am just discovering the joys of solids....it's all your fault!:)

    I have many baby quilts on my floor, getting ready to make some wonky stars today....love wonky stars!

    What kind of solid is that in your 4 squares? It has so much texture and the color is so rich!

  8. Oh, I trim as well! I have some friendship blocks that are ready for trimmimg. A yellow/peach combinatioin and a very old Mary Ellen Hopkins background. 8^)

  9. Oooh, I can't wait to see it! So, will you be putting the yoyos on? I'm not a big yoyo fan either, so I don't know why I'm making a yoyo quilt -- but I love it LOL!

  10. This one is gonna be lovely! Can't wait to see it.

    On my design floor? Not much except for the scraps from a bag I made last night. Don't like the outcome too much, which is a bummer since it is supposed to be a gift. Might have to try it again!



  11. I'm not a huge fan of purple either, but your photos have intrigued me - may have to branch out and include purple into my fabric soon :-)

    I've got a LIST of (8) things on my design floor =) Thanks to the UFO project:

  12. Mine is a design floor as well, and right now it needs to be cleaned up so I can lay something out on it! I have three+ tops to be quilted though, so truly that is what I need to be working on!

  13. How fun ! That's going to look great !

    My design floor? Well, after piecing some wonky strip blocks by colorway, I had a stack of 'rejects' left over, so I pieced them into 12 more mixed color blocks ! It seems everytime I make a quilt, I have half as many pieces left over that I DIDN'T use........for once, I didn't put them away in never-never land !

  14. My goodness, you are productive!

  15. that's going to look scrumptious!

  16. Got a little delayed in my "blog-surfing," as I went to this magazine site and signed up for the 6-month trial. Always love looking at beautiful quilts, and quilting ads from the opposite side of the planet!

  17. Wow...that's a lot of squares! I ie that you used multiple shades of purple...mixes things up a bit!

    On my design wall (that I just recently put up...though it's temporary) is a flannel quilt I started for my daughter maybe 1.5-2 years ago. I'm considering finishing it... :)

  18. Hmm, on my design wall is a crazy courthouse steps, all in blue/shades of blue. I am trying to decide if it needs a plain border or one with an inset of "steps"....

  19. I have a "design floor" as well. lol
    I'm currently working on some space invaders.

  20. This looks lovely, I have been thinking of starting a quilt like this but cannot decide on the size of the squares, what size are yours?


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