Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My call out for help

Since Amanda has asked for Butterfly quilts help
and Angela has asked for sashing choices assistance...
I figured it was my turn to ask for something, and I won't let you down!

I burned through just about all of my pre-cut 2.5" strips of blues, and I really don't want to cut up anymore. As is, I have 30 blocks made, with each being 8" finishes, the 5x6 layout makes a 40"x48" quilt. A bit too small for anything other than a toddler's snuggle quilt, which I don't really like for these blocks.....

So, I grabbed some blue yardage and played...

Option #1: Sashing; which would turn it into minimum of 52"x62" before any borders.


Option #2: Alternating blocks, which would definitely make a larger quilt; depending on layout, size isn't determined yet.



What's your take? Either of these two? Or something else?

I'll have to set this aside and work on a few other tidying projects today. I just got a call from the Dentist's office, and the news was bitter-sweet! He called in sick so my appt for today needed to be rescheduled. Yeah for today! Bah that I need to wait until next Monday to get my permanent crown placed! So, other than some loads of laundry and appeasing the girls, I have a day to putz in the sewing room. NO GARDENING TODAY! Yeah...that's what I said yesterday after a full day of sun and gardening on Monday, but after 10 minutes of the sewing room yesterday morning, outside I went for the rest of the day. It was just too glorious of a day to let it go to "waste??" in the sewing room. But not today! Yes, it's a beautiful, glorious day outside again, but my back is KILLING me with all the weeding, watering and picking rock over the past two days. I am giving myself the okay to just relax in the sewing room today.

Thanks for any input on the Star Struck Blues blocks.

11 comments:

Alycia said...

I like the blocks the best, but ..think about how you are going to quilt it. with big empty blocks like that are you going to put something different in each typ of block? Or if you were thinking of an allover I would go with the sashing. ( hows that for NO help?) LOL

Anonymous said...

Love the blocks but l think they look better with the sashing, the solid blocks are very dark,hope that helps,Sue..

Linda said...

The blocks are awesome-- I like the sashing. It sets off the blocks and yet has a unity which isn't there with the big blue squares.

Amanda said...

I prefer the sashing, as you still get a sense of the flow of the design, which is lost with the dark blocks. Hope you got lots of sewing done today.

Anonymous said...

Good morning to you! I like the sashing better because I think it complements the blocks. Hope you have a blessed day! kelley secrest

Anonymous said...

I vote for the sashing also!

Melissa Crosby

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I like both but were it me...I'd probably go with the sashing. Great idea you had there!
Regina

Candace said...

I guess that I'm with the majority, I am partial to option 1.

heather said...

I vote for the sashing too.

scraphappy said...

I agree with the votes for blue sashing. Have you thought of trying out some yellow corner stones? It would really make the yellow you have already used sparkle. You could even use a yellow and blue print and then repeat it in the border.

Cornfield Quilter said...

For what it is worth, I would use the blue blocks and a printed outer border. Any way you do it I am sure will look great!!