Monday, May 25, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I have a lot to be thankful for on this Memorial Day.  I am proud to be an American.  My grandfather served in World War I and survived or I wouldn't be here today.  So many people gave their lives for our country.  I grew up going to cemeteries for Memorial Day putting flowers on deceased family member graves.  It's hard to go to my son's grave but I decorated it along with Doug's parents who are in the same plot.  Doug's grandfather purchased a plot of six graves in 1925 in the little country Teakean Cemetery in the middle of farm fields.

I have a lot of machine quilting to do in the month of June and there are 11 days of school left this year.  I am ready for a break!

I have been busy working on my quilt for the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad.  My reveal is in mid June, but here is a teaser.  I do love those bright colors and the blocks look awesome on my design wall if I say so myself!  I am toying with borders now.

 This quilt was made from leftovers from my Strippy Pyramids quilt I posted last week.  The quilt evolved based on how many strips I had.  I looked for coordinating solids in my stash and came up two shades of blue.  I don't normally do charity size child quilts with so much white, but this is the way it worked and I love the modern look.  My issue now is binding (planning ahead for having it quilted!).  I don't have enough blue and I could do green or the orangy color or I could go scrappy adding in some blues to the orange and green.  I ruled out red, it didn't look right.  Even though orange is my least favorite color that is the binding color I am leaning towards.  The quilt top is 43 X 54.

Linking up with Patchwork Times.


Ramona said...

My prayers are with you on this day of remembering. You tease fabrics are wonderful! Can't wait to see the quilt in June. Your baby quilt is great! I would go with a scrappy binding, I think. So bright and happy!

Mary said...

Yea for a reveal coming in June. I like the Bright colors. Nice to use up those scraps from your Pyramids quilt.
It was a big deal going to the Cemetery when I was a child. Now it is my choice and it means so much more.

Judy D in WA said...

Hugs for you as you work your way through the tough days.
Love your tease.
Really love the bright happy baby quilt. I think orange is perfect for binding.

Cindy said...

I can only imagine how hard it is to go to a childs grave. Hugs.

Looking forward to seeing your next scrap squad quilt. Love the brights!

JanetD said...

Your next scrap squad quilt looks like a beautiful collection of happy colors. I'm looking forward to seeing it. I can see why you may lean toward the orange on the charity quilt, but either one looks good. That looks like it was a fast and fun project too.