Monday, May 17, 2010

Design Wall Monday - May 17, 2010

I can't believe I have not posted on Design Wall Monday since March.  This week I am stuck.  I am making a way over due baby quilt for a stylist (not mine) that works at the salon I frequent.  She told me she loves bright colors and doesn't want anything pink.  Okay, I can do that.  She particularly likes purple, green, and yellow.  I am trying to accommodate her request without straying from my stash.
I am using the 3 Dimensional Pinwheel pattern from "P.S. I Love You Two!" by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan.  I have owned this book for at least 10 years and never made anything from it.  This book originated the "Eye Spy" craze  when it was published in 1996.  My version will have 20 blocks (4 across - 5 down).  T
I am undecided as to the sashing (as usual), there are two border of the background fabric(small white alphabet letters on off white) with a prairie point border.  The binding will be the same as the sashing.  Please help me decide.  

Will it be contender #1.  A creamy butter yellow with white stars.

Choice # 2 is black densely covered with tiny bright colored polka dots.

Choice #3 is black with tiny bright colored hearts not as densely distributed as #2.

Choice #4 is a bright yellow Moda marbeled stars print.

Let me know what you think and then head over to see Judy L's blog to see what she's doing.


  1. They say babies see black and white and the black works but I must confess that butter yellow is my favorite colour. It does make the pinwheels twinkle and they are the focus. They look nice, too.

  2. #1 wins by a mile- call me traditional:)

  3. i'm partial to the yellow as well.

  4. The bright yellow in #4 clearly goes so very well with the bright pinwheels, as well as your client's wishes. It really works well with the colours. I think the #1 yellow makes them fade a bit.
    As for the black backgrounds, they look super but consider the combination of milky spots and black ;)
    In all cases it will become a lovely baby blanket!

  5. I like the bright yellow the best! The dark backgrounds are nice too, but I think for a baby quilt, the yellow looks great in a nursery.


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