Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday

My design wall looks the same as last time except that I've switched out the focus fabric for another one.  I auditioned several that I found in my stash, but think I've decided on this one.  I have enough of it without buying more new fabric and I think it brightens up the quilt and makes it a bit more modern than the green flowered one. Someone at work told me the green looked like "old lady" choice of fabric !  Well, I am not a teenager, so I guess that explains my original choice of fabric.  I still like it, but maybe not for this quilt. :)
original fabric choice
2nd fabric choice

Of course it looks different when you get all the blocks and rows together on the wall, but I think this works better overall.  The green that I bought for the inner border will work well with this print too - whoopee, so I don't need to change everything.

Half of the rows are put together, so by next week I should have the top finished (if I can come up with a final border fabric).  Jump on over to Judy's and see other design walls.


  1. Ok I do like the 2nd choice better (but then it is yellow and I love all things yellow LOL!) but I don't think your 1st choice looked like "old lady fabric" -what ever that is. But then I'm pushing 60 so maybe I am an old lady - LOL! -- I don't mind.

  2. Oh yes, I like that much better. Really like pink and yellow together so this one sure gets my vote!

  3. I like it much better, too. The new block is a medium and doesn't have the contrast the dark block did. A more cohesive block. The values work much better and the light plays on the surface of the cloth and.......and now I'm just runnin' off trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about. Lookin' Good!

  4. Very pretty and I like the brighter centers. It looks like a fun, sassy quilt. I love it!

  5. I like the second color too, since it's more of a medium tone which makes your eyes travel around the quilt, rather than focus on the green. It looks good!