Monday, December 28, 2009

Design Wall Monday, Dec 28

Well, on my design wall this morning are these blocks that I cut out for my Java Jive quilt. I just LOVE them!

I cut several extra ones because I want to make the quilt bigger plus I want to make more than one.

We'll see how it goes.

Here are a couple of the blocks close up.

I can't wait to get to work on this quilt!

You should hop over to Judy's blog to see what everyone else is up to this week.


OK. This quilt is one of the best examples I have come across of a quilt that you REALLY should make a sample block before cutting out the entire quilt.

First of all, there are two different free patterns floating around on the internet. One has you cut out 3 1/2" strips, sew them on to your coffee cup blocks and then cut them down. If you do that, you waste and INCREDIBLE amount of fabric!

The other pattern has you cut out 2 1/2" strips, but when you sew them on, you still have lots of fabric waste.

Anyway, I have decided to kind of do it "my way." This is how the first few blocks are turning out. They're not exactly the size that they're supposed to be, but since you cut sashing for the block in the next step of the quilt, I'll just cut the sashing the size that I need.

Hope you all have a quilty day!


Brenda said...

Look forward to seeing what these become.

Dianne B. in England said...

These are beautiful blocks! Can't wait to see how your quilt takes shape! :)

Jerzy said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt - I just love my coffee !

Diane said...

That is going to be a great quilt!

Cathy said...

I do love the cups! My hubby and I have collected cups for almost 35 years to enjoy our coffee with. I look forward to your creation!

Kathie said...

Very cute, I made a quilt out of the same line of fabrics, only smaller cups.

Kathie L.

Bonnie said...

Love those blocks! Where ever did you find that fabric? Can't wait to see it finished.

Barb said...

I have never seen this fabric either - and love the look of the blocks with the colorful sashing. Looking forward to see the final quilt top!

Quilter Kathy said...

Very cool fabric! Love the bright colours!

Tamera said...

Thanks everyone for the encouragement!!! You're all waiting on the edge of your seat for this quilt, so I'll try and work on it a little every day, lol.

I have several blocks done already and several more cut out, so I'll do a few here and a few there and get 'em into a flimsy soon.

crossroadsquilts said...

I love these blocks! Can't wait to see the finished quilt...using panels can be such a challenge or so easy sometimes. It will be fun to see how these work up!



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