Friday, October 4, 2019

Cheddarback Quilt - Block Set 4

Even though I have been spending time working on my rail fence quilt and the postage stamp quilt I am still making some time to continue making these blocks.

See that dark pink and black block? I knew when I saw it that it would be a troublemaker for me and I was right. The first time I sewed the sections together I ended up a d-cup block. Seriously, I should have taken a picture but I just wanted to take it apart as quick as I could. On one half of the block I had inadvertently switched the orientation of the black patches when I was adding the pink patches to them. Nothing that a seam ripper couldn't fix but it was a pain in the .....! In the end I think it turned out pretty well and I am quite happy with my blocks.

I decided to take a photo of the 4 sets of blocks that I have completed so far. I think they look great together and it got me to thinking  about which fabrics I should use for the sashing. I have already decided on the cornerstone blocks and I have a couple options in mind for the sashing.
option 1
option 2

I haven't made a final decision yet but after seeing Carla's blocks all set together with the sashing and cornerstones I want to start putting mine together even though there are still many more blocks to make. If I can't settle on either of these two fabrics I do have other fabric options available. Maybe the problem is that I have too many options - if I only had one fabric that is one I would use. ;) The red cornerstone fabric is actually darker in real life.


Deb A said...

Great blocks so far. It is always a problem when faced with so many decisions for things. I think you would do well with either option. 1 looks like it would produce a 'softer look'.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh your making great progess. I like the second option for the sashing best! I must say I am much happier with my blocks since I set them in the sashings. Can't wait to see which sashing you choose!

KaHolly said...

Of the two, I like the second option. The print is more random, scattered, and not so uniform. Either will be great, though.