Design wall Monday……

A month ago, when a few quilter friends and I did a mini-shop-hop, I purchased a Stonehenge (Northcott) panel with the idea of using it for a micro-stippling demo on the 29th of this month. The longer I looked at it the more it reminded me of a stained glass window. While shopping at Debbie’s Quilt Shop in Osage, IA, I found the perfect fabrics to surround the panel and bring out the effect I was after. See if you agree…………… It will have the black as a binding, also. Not sure where the stippling will “land” but there are plenty of possibilities!!!! I had thought of just doing the black as backing but, while at Hancock Fabrics last Saturday, I picked up some of “Alexander’s Flower Blenders” by M’Liss (Rae Lawry)….it just “spoke” to me! LOL! So this is what it will be……….

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A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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19 Responses to Design wall Monday……

  1. candy says:

    Ooooooooo!!! I love this! I’m anxious to see how you quilt it. I love the backing fabric. It’s perfect and almost too pretty for the back. I hope you have extra to put it on the front of something!

  2. Gorgeous panel. I like what you’re doing with it.

  3. witchylin says:

    Fabulous fabrics Doreen. I really love the backing. The whole thing will be amazing when you have stippled it. Look forward to seeing the finished article. The panel is perfectly set off by the coloured fabrics around it. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much;-) The panel is the centerpiece of a larger wallhanging the “Stonehenge”/Northcott Mills people had put together for this line of fabrics. Although I really love the prints, they are more on the neutral palette and I thought it needed some “punch” to set it off. Will definitely be following with pics in the coming days………..

  4. Sybil says:

    What a gorgeous panel – and I love the colors you chose to put around it. The backing fabric is perfect.

  5. Here’s how little I know about quilting. What is stippling? And, yes, I do think this looks like a stained glass window. Be sure to show us the finished product.

  6. I love this print and I think its a great choice.

  7. Karen says:

    love that backing choice!

    • treadlemusic says:

      The gal at Hancocks said it’s a new line they had just gotten in. Really has a nice variety of colors for blending and the regular price is $7.99/yd….not bad. The fabric seems to be of very good quality, too!!!!

  8. ruthiequilts says:

    I really love the stained glass look! I can’t wait to see how you stipple it… Quilting is something that always scares me a little, but it’s getting easier!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Ruth, You do so well! A “blank canvas” has always intimidated me, also (painting….watercolor/acrylics/oil), same as a top just waiting for the ‘bolt of lightening’ inspiration to hit! Never does……just have to do that first brush stroke or start up the machine and just do it!! I do admit it’s a bit easier with the thread cuz “unsewing” is definitely a better deal than a brush/paint mistroke!LOL!

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