Indigo blues on the design wall

After the misfire and rejection of the previous quilt by Daughter #1 (it had spots!), I had a brainwave over the weekend. On Friday I was blessed with a big stack of 14 1/2 inch improv nine patch blocks, intercepted as they arrived at the Arts Recycling Centre. I presented these to Daughter #1 as a starting point for a new quilt, with the idea of interspersing them with some contrasting blocks using the same colours, but with a touch of purple added for zing.

The free blocks from the ARC. A mixture of grey, black and indigo blue, with a navy blue strip between each block.
The free blocks from the ARC. A mixture of grey, black and indigo blue, with a navy blue strip between each block.

Houston, we have a winner!

So, out to the Quilt Shack we wandered, and after going through my stash of scraps, she narrowed down the pile of scraps to those fabrics she liked. It was a good thing I hadn’t quite gotten round to cleaning up the chaos, after finishing the last flimsy on Friday (as if!).P1070280

I now have a pile of mainly plum-purple fabric, with a little blue and black thrown in for good measure. The funny thing is, the “acceptable fabrics” pile includes spotty fabrics. It turns out she is just very particular about which spots are acceptable.

Now I just need to come up with a pattern for a scrappy block, about 14 1/2 inches in size. I will stew over it for a few days, but all suggestions will be gratefully received.

Linking up to Design Wall Monday.


2 thoughts on “Indigo blues on the design wall

  1. I have a friend who hates polka dots and another who hates paisleys. The only thing that I really don’t like are prints with skulls on, but even then I have made an exception on occasion!

    Hopefully your daughter will love this one.


    1. I am not a big fan of novelty prints, or really big florals. However, after seeing quilts where people cut them up into small pieces before use, I have come to the conclusion almost anything can be used. Thanks for visiting.


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