Saturday, May 21, 2011

Design Wall Monday 5-23-11

Thanks so much to QuiltSwissy for her suggestion in my blog last week regarding Betty Alof's book "Quilt Your Favorite Photos". I ordered the book via the internet from Betty Alof's web site and received it in the mail Wednesday. The book is great. I learned that while generally I was on the right path regarding the applique wall hanging I'm planning to do in memory of my grandmother's house, Betty's book let me know I was trying to put way too much detail in the pattern.

So, I re-drew the pattern and am very pleased with the drawing now as a jumping off point for this project. I've pulled fabrics, and am ready to go.

I also have selected a series of teal fabrics in light to dark values that will eventually become a quilt for my neice. I have the idea/pattern floating around in my head - it will be a little while before I start it.

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  1. Oh how interesting!! I can't wait to see the progress of this one.

  2. I love the teal fabrics. I can't wait to see your progress on this project :)

  3. Very intriguing! That would be a really fun idea to work with. Great start!

  4. Looks very interesting...can't wait to see this project develop!
    I think the best part for you (besides enjoying the creative process) will be revisiting all the memories this home holds.

  5. I had no idea Betty had a book - I am taking her class at and I'm drastically behind.