Evening in the Garden Quilts

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Design Wall Monday: D4P




Today’s fabrics aren’t even on the design wall yet.  I spent time today repairing the damage to my fabric closet after The Great Stash Cave In.  The problem was the extremely close quarters inside the closet.  There is not enough space to pull the baskets straight out to remove them from the frames.  And I have some backings hanging in there.  And packing boxes.  And I was in there.  So that was an ordeal.




But while I was at it I pulled several older, floral fabrics that I do not wish to see anymore.  They are lovely, and perfectly good quality.  I once was obsessed with tulip fabric.  I collected quite a bit, and made one of my nieces a twin sized quilt using a lot of it.  But I still have a lot left.  And I’m just not as into it.  So I want this to become my next donation quilt.  Perhaps someone else can indulge a tulip obsession.  Or at least keep warm.

My concept at the moment is to do a Disappearing Four Patch that transitions gradually from one fabric to the next as it goes across the quilt.  I’m still working out how to do that, but I think I’ve settled on the fabrics.  The florals and the pink are definite.  I’m reluctant to include my wonderful green Grunge because I like it so much, but that’s silly, isn’t it?  I bought it to cut up and sew into quilts.  I just want to use it and keep it, too, like cake.  But it wants to be in this quilt, so I will probably use it.  I think.


Are you playing with fabric today?


I’m linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Time.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday: D4P

  1. Such beautiful fabric! I am looking forwards to seeing the finished quilt!
    “The Great Stash Cave-in” LOL

  2. I find that I do that do. Passing fads with myself. Then I end up with a zillion flamingos around the house and not a thing to do with them! 🙂

  3. Dots are my thing but mostly it is certain COLORS I collect, namely green and red 🙂 I think your flower 4 patch idea is great. Best of luck to you on getting it all worked out.

  4. I don’t blame you Valerie, that middle tulip fabric IS absolutely gorgeous! I’m just not sure it’ll show up if you cut it up to disappearing nine patch :((

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