Monday, October 24, 2011

Something New on the Design Wall

I try to work with some sense of organization: 1 new project, 1 UFO, and 1 charity quilt.  Right now my new project is Christmas so I can’t share it.  I just finished a charity quilt so I need to figure out what I want to make next.  And last week I finished a UFO, see this post, and so the next one is on the DW. 

 Deco blocks

These blocks are also from an internet swap with embroidery centers designed from Nita’s Place.  Once again I have had them sitting on a shelf for a couple of years.  I have paired them with several different fabrics but always they seemed too “bland.”  As my readers may already know, I am partial to lots of color so nothing has seemed right. 


However, a couple of weeks ago I bought some precut 2 1/2” strips that are various shades of cream and I decided that maybe with some log cabin blocks I could make a very calm cream quilt.  So here you see the embroidered blocks



Log cabins begin - Deco

and I have started on the log cabin blocks.  It will be fun to see if I can keep a bright color from sneaking into this top, won’t it?


A week ago DH suggested we pay a visit to Sears.  We have not shopped there in so long I could not figure out what he was interested in.  Well, we headed right up to the TV section where we investigated 3D TVs.  We didn’t get one but the rest of the week found him on the computer doing research with occasional outbursts of information.  By the time he had finished his research all of the TVs in our area were sold.  Did that deter him?  Oh, no.  Saturday we went to our local Sears and ordered a new TV, DVD/Blue-Ray   player and 2 pair of 3D glasses.  They are supposed to be delivered early next week which gives us this week to rearrange the furniture to place the TV where I have always wanted it (a deal we made before I would agree to this purchase).  This should be a lot of fun, both rearranging the furniture and watching 3D movies and sports at home.

Now, for a bit of color you need to go on over to Patchwork Times where color abounds.  Rolling on the floor laughing


  1. I've never made a neutral quilt.....maybe someday. Have fun with the new TV when it arrives!

  2. Work with a sense of organization? My head nearly explodes at the thought of it. LOL! No, seriously, I think it's smart and you're far more apt to finish the things you start, don't you? I can't wait to hear what you think about your new 3D TV, Gari! Have fun! :)

  3. So tell me about your software for labels... and I am assuming scrapbooking too. Love the calmness of the beige quilt. I need to keep coming back to see how this goes. And, congrats on finishing off a quilt... yeah!

  4. Those little squares of amazing colorful contemporary fabric caught my eye! Love how you snuck them in!

  5. I like the cream quilt! And I really look forward to pictures of the two of you in your 3D glasses.

  6. LOL about the 3D TV. I've looked into them but can't justify the technology yet. I do go over to the electronic sides of stores and wish away.

    Once you go blu, you'll never go back to DVDs. Well, except for stuff that hasn't come out on blu-ray yet.

    Oh yeah, love the creams for your quilt.

  7. I like neutral quilts but haven't actually made one. I love lots of color and find it hard not to use color.

    Exciting about the TV. You should have fun with it. I especially like the agreement to rearrange the furniture to the way you want.

  8. Like the cream/beige quilt. When I first looked at it - i thought - oh Navy would compliment it, but I like it better that you are keeping it cool....

  9. It isn't bland, it is calm. Though it might not be your preferred color palate, I'm sure lots of people would find it sophisticated and restful. Good luck sticking with monochromatic.

  10. You are going to love the new TV!! Too fun.

  11. These colors are so pretty and restful. Nice.

  12. Great blocks, I always like those colors. Have fun with your new TV!

  13. Hi Gari,
    I need to make this quilt for my brother and his wife- It would suit them but I find it quite the challenge to use neutrals and a limited palette. So much easier for me to use the whole color range.
    I am sure you are going to have fun with the 3 D technology.
    We recently went to see the Peter Gabriel 3 D movie- it was amazing to view it through the 3 D lens. It felt you could almost touch the musicians on the stage.
    Happy creating,

  14. I like neutral quilts although I have only made a couple. Supposedly they're something everyone likes. Don't know if that's true. I do like the neutral blocks though.


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