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Design Wall Monday: Editing



My design wall has gotten a workout these last few days.  I took a collection of leftover fabrics from a successful beach themed quilt from a couple years ago and set out to make a different one.  I considered them all to be neutral fabrics, and I made some contrasting rail fence blocks to go with them.  I felt I was on the right track when my DH observed, “That’s not very colorful.”


Unfortunately, there wasn’t much contrast between the rails and the background.  Time to go more neutral.


Hmmm.   More neutral.


Hmmm.  Well.


Here is my finished top.  Obviously, I have quite a pile of rejected patches.  They will need to become something.  This is why we’re never finished making quilts.

I hope you’re playing with fabric today.

I’m linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

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.

5 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday: Editing

  1. It was fun to see this quilt being built and rebuilt step by step. Thanks for sharing the process!

  2. lol, never finished indeed. Nice point. 🙂

  3. Isn’t it funny that we have gotten so used to “colorful” quilts, so much so that it is hard to appreciate a neutral one? I have been thinking about making a neutral quilt, and have the fabric, but I have a hard time starting it because there isn’t that bright “bling” I am accustomed to. 😉

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  5. I like your final decision Valerie! the solids are the ones that bring out the rails the most since the lighter edge was too close to the neutral squares in value.

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