On my design wall…

I am loving my design wall. It’s so great to be able to look at what I’m working on – sometimes even when it’s more than 1 project.

On the wall today… a scrappy quilt I’m tentatively calling April Showers. I had fabrics leftover from a quilt I made for a friend’s wedding years ago, and they all coordinated – but there weren’t many of them. On Pinterest, I found a link to a pattern I thought would be perfect, because the coloured squares are interspersed with long solid strips. However, I had to make size adjustments to fit the size of blocks I had. The pattern can be found here, it’s called the Modern Workshop quilt by Oliver + S, as was meant to be made with their Moda fabric, so if you look up the pattern you will seen their colourway makes the quilt look quite different!

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On the top right is an experiment in colour interactions, inspired by the work of Bauhaus artists Josef Albers. I created the pattern myself, and will post it when I have this piece done.

Another Joself Albers-inspired work on the bottom right – I will also post instructions to make these blocks when the piece is farther along.

Oh, and if you notice the rosette on the far left… wish I could say that’s my winning ribbon! But no, it’s the Mouse’s ribbon from her third place win at the Plowing Match quilt contest. Need to find a place to put it!!

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