Monday, May 15, 2017

Clarissa is on the Design Wall



Here is the 12th block for my "Clarissa was a Superstar" quilt. There are 36 hourglass blocks in one 12" Clarissa block. This one is really scrappy and used up a lot of small pieces. Up close the block really is a bit of a scrappy mishmash, but far away, it's fantastic!





Here are all 12 blocks on the design wall. 
Total # of triangles = 1,728!
I wasn't sure how many blocks the quilt would be when I started this leader-ender hourglass challenge. I'm still not certain, but I do know it will be more than 12, because I'm still having fun and want to keep going with this project. The original Clarissa quilt has 42 blocks! That's probably not going to happen, but 20 blocks is looking like a reasonable goal at the moment. 
To see more design wall posts, hop over to Patchwork Times. So sad to read that Judy has discontinued Design Wall Mondays. This has been a part of my routine for a long time. I looked forward to Monday mornings to see what the quilters were designing each week. Thank you Judy for hosting the fun Monday link up for so many years!

12 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

These blocks are so pretty, this is going to be a lovely quilt. Are you going to have sashing in between them or haven't you planned those details yet. Have a great day!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love how each block is a little different than the next one with colour and value placement. It's fun to look at all the variety in the scraps you used too.

Ariane said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful!

piecefulwendy said...

This is going to be a fun quilt when it's all done. I can't imagine doing all those hourglass blocks!

Alison said...

This is beautiful! :)

Janet O. said...

I love the way the value placement within your color scheme switches up each block, giving it its own look.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

This is a most unique quilt and color. At first I did not think I would like the colors but you have done an amazing job!

Deanna W said...

so great looking...that is alot of hourglass units!

margaret said...

such tiny pieces o make these hour glass blocks way beyond me what a great job you have done tiny is far too fiddly for me unless it is just joining scraps together in a random way

Kate said...

This is one of my favorite projects to check in on. Love the block and the colors you are using. I was sad to hear that Judy's decided to stop design wall Monday. I've found so many great quilters via the Monday Design Wall link up.

Kristin said...

I'm really going to miss the Design Wall Monday, too. That's how I found your blog! :(

Ps-- Your Clarissa is really taking shape!

Mary said...

Good thing I saved your BLOG on my Sidebar. I missed the announcement, I was at a Retreat with no WIFI. I didn't get to post much or comment. Glad to be Home and will be Linking up with a different Judy tomorrow. Judy H, Thanks for keeping the links going.