Designing or Cheating?

>> Monday, April 26, 2010

I'm seriously considering changing my blog name to " Sew Joy with ORANGE!"
You'll see why below. . .

I have a full design wall this week. Mostly to meet all of my Spring to Finish goals.

Top Left: String Block. This will be this week's block. I usually put my foundation up and then add strings from projects I'm working on for the week on top. The purple is my foundation so I only need one more strip this week.

Bottom Left: Carrots and Tops. These are for my Bunny Lady quilt. I have one border almost stitched on. This is enough carrots for one more border. 2 to go.

Top Right: Wonky Shoofly. I joined the Block Lotto! I could no longer resist this block. Shoofly was one of the first blocks I made as a quilter. It holds a sentimental place in my heart. Add orange and I'm really smiling!

Bottom Right: Mystery Basket. This is where I feel like I'm cheating! The background for this block is supposed to be all yellow. But - I ran out. Who knew there would be 18 1/2 inch unfinished blocks in the sampler?! {It's a mystery, right}

I started to worry last month that my background fabric was dwindling. I had a yard and a half, but, well, obviously that wasn't enough. I did start to add in some orange blocks just in case I needed to do some creative blending. Now we'll just have to wait and see.

Check out some other design walls through Judy's link.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee

ps. did you see all the orange? In every. single. project! Perhaps it's time to spin the colour wheel - or to really focus on orange. Do you have a favourite go-to colour?


Denise :) April 26, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

I *like* all your orange; how fun!!

Kathie April 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

Wow you do love orange!!

kathie L.

Gari in AL April 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

Almost every time I think of a quilt I think orange. I have had to make myself move to a different color but orange is always the first choice.

sophie April 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Maybe one day you'll look back at this as your Orange period ;-)

Speaking of Orange, you might want to check out the blog How About Orange. The author is fond of orange, too, and I enjoy her blog.

Judy D in WA April 26, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

Creative blending is a fabulous term!!! I'm going to use that one. ;-)

I think your blocks look great. I find myself picking up more oranges and yellows than I ever did before.

Quilter Kathy April 26, 2010 at 9:40 PM  

Very creative idea to stretch a background! I'm in a pink phase myself!

Shelly April 27, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Mine is red . . . but don't we all go through phases? A few years ago, I was in a purple phase, so much so that all my fellow guild members teased me terribly. My best friend says she's in a red-and-green phase right now. I can feel myself heading into a lime-and-chocolate phase recently. Just makes me excited about what might come next! Enjoy the orange!

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