Monday, May 30, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Triple Bonus

Inspired by a friend, I dug out my unfinished One Block Wonder to see if it was something I could easily finish.

Imagine my excitement when I discovered that all the hexagon halves were made along with a couple of practice cubes from One-Block Wonders Encore!" by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzmann.  All that remained was to come up with a pleasing layout.

This is the fabric I started with, Jack in the Pulpit from Jane Sassaman's "Sunshine and Shadow" line by Free Spirit/Westminster fabrics. 

Jack in the Pulpit - main fabric

It's been a while since I began this project so I don't remember how much fabric I purchased. Six pattern repeats are required and judging from the estimated size of the finished object, it was likely a short repeat (about 12") so I probably started with 2 yards.

The straight lines in the pulpit flowers and stems led to some less-than-interesting blocks but I needed to use them all.

The colors of the kaleidoscope blocks broke down into a few mostly black, a few more mostly blue/purple, and a lot mostly green. I decided to use the blacks in a diagonal pattern to separate the blues on top and the greens on the bottom.

One Block Wonder Final Scheme
You can see in the photo where I added in the cubes. I have also made some half cubes to fill out spaces in the sides.

This is what's on my design wall today. It's a triple bonus because:
  1. It's another UFO that will soon be off my list,
  2. I was able to empty a deep tote and reshelve the excess fabric, and
  3. It has green, the RSC color of the month (and purple, the color for March)!
Linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.


  1. Beautiful! It's such a good feeling to release a well aged project--you wonder why it stayed incomplete. Sometimes you're sick of looking at the same thing, other times some bossier quilt jumps ahead :)

  2. Lots of color in this one. Congrats on getting another UFO moving towards a finish.

  3. And another hooray from the other me!


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