Monday, February 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I'm linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.  I've been working this weekend on a commission quilt.  I was asked to do an Amish Roman Stripe in a double bed size.  After reviewing a lot of my books, I actually got into EQ7 and was able to come up with a design and coloration that my client approved.

Here's where I am so far.  I've got three more rows to piece, and then decide on layout and assemble my rows and borders. 

I'm using Moda Bella Solids, and boy, do I like working with them.  They have such a nice hand.  The "neutral" fabric is a deep wine, and while I have a five-color gradation in the stripe, I'm making a few subtle substitutions in the colors as I piece them.

This is one of those projects where I'm glad I made several sample blocks, because I had a choice of about three different piecing options, and the one I chose gives me the least fabric waste, and also does a great job of controlling the bias edging on the solid triangle.

Once I'm finished with this top, I'll try and get back to this:

This design is called "Sparkle" and it's in the Fons & Porter Easy Quilts Spring 2013 issue.  It's by Lee over at Freshly Pieced.  Her version is in solids and white, but I'm doing mine in Batiks and a tone-on-tone white.  It's a fun and rather easy block, just a variation on a Rail Fence.

It's a beautiful day here today, but cold.  Perfect for a day in the sewing room.  Have a wonderful week.



Allison said...

I love how the stripe pattern changes in each row of your Roman road quilt! your sparkle blocks are fun, too. they look like the top view of presents wraped with bows :)

Jerzydeb said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt - both of them ! I love batiks as well as the Amish Roman Stripe design. Beautiful