Design Wall 10/8 and a Surprise

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Before I get into my design wallfloor today, I have to tell you that I’m being featured today on Phoenix Quilts all because I donated a quilt to aid the Colorado wildfire victims. It was such a surprise to hear from Jen, who wrote the post on for Julie. Anyway, head on over to the blog to see the wonderful work that Julie is doing for all the wildfire victims. What started as a plea for quilts from just her area has turned into a wonderful charity.

Judy, take a look and see which quilt I donated. Look familiar?

Now on to what’s on my wallfloor today. I do actually have a design wall but it hasn’t changed since last week. What did happen this weekend however, is that I completed the blocks for my Halloween quilt and turned my granddaughter loose with them on the floor. She is very picky about how colors go together so I thought she’d have fun with this one. And, she did. You can see her creative process at work in these photos.

The pattern is Pandora’s Box from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. And, I used a Jelly Roll of Monster Bash by Sandy Gervais for Moda. Definitely not my normal color palette but it was fun sewing the blocks together.

The pattern calls for 40 blocks for a 5 x 8 layout. But that is too long and skinny for my liking , so I adjusted it and squeezed out 42 blocks for a 6 x 7 layout. I’m hoping to get the blocks put together this next week before heading out for Shipshewana on the 17th. I’ll probably use some black and orange from my stash for some simple borders. Haven’t thought that far ahead yet.

This is the first time a Jelly roll has been cut turned into blocks within a week of it’s arrival.

Head on over to Judy’s blog to see what’s on other design walls this week.


  1. Hi, I found your post through Freemotion at the River, which I also just found today.

    I love your blocks, and I personally like the 6 x 7 layout better as well. Your granddaughter did a fantastic job. I like the picture of her looking so thoughtfully at the blocks in disarray on the floor. It’s not trivial to come up with a pleasing “random look” placement, but she did it. Congratulations on your feature–the quilt is lovely.


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