Design Wall Wednesday - 4.08.2015

Here is what is currently on my design wall:

Espresso Espresso – all of the blocks are sewn into diagonal rows. Let me tell you that sewing on the diagonal makes for some long seams. Next step will be to start sewing them into pairs. I am so excited about this quilt – it is turning out great!

Red, white and blue Red, White and Blue – after looking at probably 2,000 ideas I finally decided on one. Okay, maybe not 2,000 maybe only 20 but still… you know how it is. After working on my initial idea I decided it just wasn’t right so I kept trying. I took the strip sets I had made and cut them diagonally both directions and made some of them into half square triangles.

Black & White Tic Tac Toe Here are some of the fabrics I will be using for my next project. It needs a pair of companion black and white fabric and lots of bright colors. In the photo I am auditioning three different fabrics combos to see which one works the best. I guess you can tell which set I decided on.

I was out in the garden this weekend and noticed that I have some columbine, irises and day lilies starting to grow. They are a bit early for Minnesota spring. Hopefully, we won’t have too many more really cold days. We have been known to have snow in May.

Check out my ‘Linky Parties’ page to find some fabulous blogs where I share my projects and get inspiration.



  • Lisa J.

    Lots of great projects on the design wall indeed. I’m jealous of the plant update. It’s freezing in Ontario still..although I did see crocuses and snow drops today, so I guess Spring is coming.

  • Lara B.

    Hi Micki! Oh my do I Love your Espresso! The small photo of R,W, & B was intriguing, but i am so glad i clicked on it from Sarah’s Whoop Whoop Party, because then i got to see this quilt too!! I really love your mix of fabrics with those red cornerstones in the sashing!

  • Sally

    So many pretty projects in progress! I’m hoping to put up a mini design wall so that I can do this sort of thing, too. I especially would like to work on some strip blocks like yours.

    • 2 Dogs Studio

      Sally, thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. I like working on more than one project at a time – helps keep it interesting. Micki

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