Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ON THE DESIGN WALL

My design wall is holding the "Cottage Flower" blocks.  Both the pieced and the applique blocks.  It is going to have a busy look but "cottage style" seems to usually be that way.  I have started cutting the triangle setting blocks.  I purchased an "In the Pink" plaid and used tan dye on it to dull the color some.  I wanted it to be closer in tone to the stripe fabric used for the applique blocks.  I think it will look okay when all is sewn together.
Back to my sewing room.  Hope you find time to spend in yours today.
Karen

35 comments:

Monica said...

I can't wait to see it with the pink plaid. I bet it'll be gorgeous.

Carrie P. said...

looks great. I really like the background fabric for the applique blocks.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

WOW!!!!!!

Carolyn :)

Loris said...

I like the background fabrics. This is coming together lovely.

Heleni said...

Very beautiful Karen. I like the colors very much.

gr.Heleni

regan said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! And those pink setting triangles are the perfect tone for the blocks! Well done!

Dora, the Quilter said...

A couple of decades ago I even dyed quilt tops after they were done with a very pale tan to blend the colors. I really like that you toned down the pink that way.
I'm curious about the kind/type of dye you used.

paulette said...

Look OK? Heck, it looks FABULOUS!! Love it!
P

Maureen said...

Beautiful! I love the strip fabric used for the applique blocks. They define the blocks well and almost pop!

Carol said...

Karen it's really, really wonderful!

Taryn said...

Lovely! It already has that comfy aged look which is my favorite.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Looks wonderful! Can't wait to see more!

The Civil War Quilter said...

It looks great! The toned down pink plaid will be gorgeous.

Friendship Crossing said...

Wowza Karen! That's a LOT of work, but looks gorgeous!!

Tanya

Janet O. said...

Ah, thanks for showing us all of the blocks together. It looks wonderful!
Dulling a pink is a step I had never thought of. Some of my repro pinks are very bright and stick out badly among the more aged looking fabrics--great idea.

Doniene said...

OOOOO, la, la!! I'm loving this! Can hardly wait to see the setting triangles! So very lovely - and you have Stars!!! Yeah!

Judy C said...

I just love love love this quilt! cant wait to see the finish.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Its beautiful!!

Elzaan said...

That is absolutely WOW! It is stunning.

Donna~~ said...

Looks great--really lovely!

Sharon said...

Oh this is SOOOO cute. I got all the threads buried on one banner and almost finished hand stitching the binding, 2 more to go.

audrey said...

I LOVE it! I seriously may have to make this quilt some day.:)

Melanie said...

Nothing less than--WOW!...What a great eye for patterns and fabric...I need to be your long lost relative or something....Cool Stars.

LuAnn said...

The tan background of the applique' blocks looks dimensional. The stripes make it look like it is already quilted, and I love the way it looks.

Yvette said...

Wow! Those look great together. Your pink plaid will really go well with those. I look forward to seeing it put together,

Cheryl said...

Delicious, I love it!

Shakerwood said...

Lookin' great, Karen!!

Dawn said...

Your Cottage Flowers look great. I'm looking forward to seeing your setting pink - all custom dyed. Nice.

Lori said...

Super cute Karen!!

Wendy said...

It looks fantastic!

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MARCIE said...

Fabulous quilt! I really love it! The flowers are so cute and alternating stars -- just plain wonderful!

Louise said...

I fell in love with your little Cottage Flower blocks when you first posted them. I went on a search for the book. I have been a Jan Patek fan for many years. Don't know how I missed the book. Luckily I was able to locate one online from a used book dealer. It just arrived day before yesterday. Love the sweet little "innocent" looking flowers.
Thank you for posting the photos of your blocks..

Barb said...

very nice! are these Florence Peto blocks? they look great.

SweetPepperRose said...

Lovely quilt!