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Monday, February 06, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 2/6/12


Having worked on sew many little pieces recently for Bonnie's Orca Bay and my little hexies, I longed for some no brainer "big" piecing when I finally finished the purple project yesterday. As I scanned the UFOs and WIPs in my studio I decided to work on my "floribunda" quilt. I have a basket of parts that are partially pre-cut as this was meant to be a leader ender type project so it was easy to jump right in.

I made enough progress to feel good about it and it may go back to leader-ender or I may just push through to see how many blocks I can get from my cut pieces. I am doing 2 blocks from each tone-on-tone black and they all have the same brown/orange Aussie print. Bonnie used 48 blocks for her version of the antique quilt. I have 18 blocks done so far and I forgot to count how many other blacks are already trimmed to size. I would guess I am 3/4 of the way there so I may need to get some more blacks :)

I also need a better name for this quilt and I'm open to suggestions. I googled for some kangaroo references but nothing intrigued me...

7 comments:

Janet O. said...

I love black with any color, and this is so rich looking. Love it!
As far as a name goes, I'm not much help. How about Outback Midnight? Like I said--I'm not much help. : )

Anonymous said...

I love it - stunning! It glows! How about "Aussie Evening" ?

Denise :) said...

This is *really* fun!! What about "Walkabout"? :)

Michelle said...

I love the blocks.
That is actually a very nice aboriginal print.

Me and My Stitches said...

Nice blocks! Isn't it great to do mindless sewing once in awhile!?

Connie said...

What neat fabrics and I always love that pattern! I'm thinking something with a sunset and kangaroos or desert....thanks for taking part in my party!
Quilting by the River

Karen said...

Hi Sarah, Your fabrics for this quilt are very vibrant and just right for the Aussie outback. Being an Aussie I travelled to the outback many years ago and sunsets are just this colour. I live in the country in a little village outside a large country town and we have wild kangaroos in our yard. Last year we watched a little joey (baby) start off in its mother's pouch and grow to be as big as Mum. Cheers, Karen.