Saturday, March 2, 2019

It's Happening :)

My very demanding quilt wants to be worked on so I am absolutely obliging. I had placed some of the blocks on my design wall to figure out what to do next and whenever I catch a glimpse of them I can't help but smile.  It has taken over my sewing room -  how can I not give it some attention!

Once I decided on the fabric to use for the sashing I cut some strips and put them on the design wall with the blocks. I immediately started thinking about whether it needed cornerstones or not and I say YES it needs cornerstones. My first inclination was to go subtle so that they don't compete with those fun blocks and I dug through my fabric stash and came up with this. The fabric is fairly close in colour to the sashing, just a bit darker, and with a slightly darker tone-on-tone print.

I like the subtle look but is it boring?  Perhaps I should go scrappy with the cornerstones?

I like the colourful cornerstones option but I think it is competing a bit with the blocks. 

My blocks will finish at 9" and I have 30 blocks so my layout will be 5 x 6 and that won't make a very large quilt. I don't really want to make anymore of these blocks but I also don't want the quilt to be too small so I may add a border. If I go that route I think it needs to be bold so I dug out these crumb strips that I had stashed in a box.

The crumb border is a possibility and I already have enough of the strips so it would be a fairly quick process to stitch them together. I am not 100% sure about the border but if I do go with it I prefer it with the green cornerstones so I think I will stick with those.

Now that most decisions have been made regarding the quilt design the only thing left is to start sewing. :) Since the blocks are already made it really shouldn't take long to turn them into a flimsy!


scraphappy said...

What a fun quilt. Looks like it is telling you exactly what to do next.

Cathy said...

Looks like you are having fun. I think those blocks are addicting especially when you see how much fabric can get made from almost nothing.