Monday Design Wall

Today’s project is one that’s a secret. Don’t tell anyone! LOL. It’s my 2020 Guild Challenge, which I am in charge of, so of course I had to play along! The Challenge rules are easy as ABC. Cause they are the ABCs.

  1. First initial for your block! Maltese Cross for C
  2. Second initial for your first color. Blue Jay Blue for J
  3. Third initial for your accent color. Bittersweet for B
  4. Find a neutral. I went with Beige

Other guidelines were:

  1. Use as many shades of the colors you chose as you want.
  2. No smaller than 12″x12″, no bigger than 48″x48″,  flat or dimensional.

I had thought to use Corn and Beans for the block, but doing a recent Moda Block changed my course. I used the same block it to make a baby quilt last year. My mind was whirling with the possibilities.

Not to be easy peasy about it, I decided to create a diamond shape in some of the sections. Cause why do anything completely drama free?

Fabric pull, test block, and EQ8 Mock-up

The intent with the fabric placement was to create that secondary pattern of a circle in the center.

I made a make-shift design wall by hanging a scrap of batting to a quilt hanger. Hey, it was almost big enough! But how to quilt, my usual dilemma.


I used my EQ8 to “draw” my quilting lines on the mock-up
Then I marked dots on the actual quilt to give myself visual cues
Then I used a straight ruler I picked up at JoAnn Fabrics to connect the dots.

It took a bit of time, but eventually I was on to the border, and then the binding was added. Wait, oops! What’s that? I missed a diamond on the border.

I can’t wait to reveal it at our next meeting.
We are holding it outside in a park due to the virus.
I do hope lots of ladies played along and we have a good showing!

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Author: chrisknits

A knitter, sewist, quilter, mom, wife, and doodle lover!, but not necessarily in that order. Just ask my family, they'll tell you who comes first. Psst, it's the doodles!

23 thoughts on “Monday Design Wall”

  1. Hi Chris! Your EQ8 mock up really looks realistic. That closeup of your fabrics really shows how nicely the two pink shades pull out that design in the blue fabric. NICE job! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Looks terrific! Have fun at the reveal in the park.

    Do people with only two initials (like me) skip the first colour or the accent colour, I wonder?

  3. Well done! This is great. I didn’t realize I could draw dot to dot on the EQ8 design. Have to try that with a quilt top that I’ve been procrastinating quilting. Thanks so much for sharing. Your quilt is lovely. Love the diamonds!

    1. Dawn, I saved my quilt as a document file, then uploaded it to EQ as a fabric file. Then created a 1 block quilt with the “fabric” and opened it on block worktable and then set the grid to allow for drawing the lines. If that makes any sense? Thanks > >

      1. Thanks so much! I’ve figured out how to get started and I’ve make a little progress.

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