Thursday, March 09, 2017

On the design wall...

First I have to say one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time was putting up a design wall!  I love it...so much easier on my knees and so much easier to audition options.

Which is what I am doing today.  I'm trying to cut and pack the last bits for the retreat.  Today I have to decide on the sashing

Option one is above...a wide grey "striped" with four patch cornerstones.

Option two is slimmer sashing in white on white with single red cornerstones.

The pattern is from Pat Sloan's website.  The second option is closer to what she uses.  The quilt is going to be queen size.  I've made a lot of table runners, wallhangings and pillows in the past few months so I need to make some bed size projects!  I had an huge container of 2-1/2 squares and even a Queen size quilt hardly makes a dent...

Guess I'll let it set for a bit then make a decision.  I like them both so not too tough of a decision...worse when you have several options you don't like!

Did find a bit of another "favorite fabric"...this will go into the quilt.  The last tiny bit...

My MS thought for this week....






12 comments:

Elaine M said...

Love the blue bee fabric. I also like both sashing choices; depends on what you are looking for. !st is more comfy and "vintage" looking;, 2cd is modern. have fun.

Deb said...

I like option 1. makes the colors really stand out.

AnnieO said...

I like the gray too! Sadly I have no design wall so it's the floor or nothing--no wall space! Have a great retreat, hope the MS stays quiet.

Loris said...

I love that grey choice 😊 ❤

Janet O. said...

I actually like the second one best, but the first one works. I just think the sashing calls more attention to itself, and the second option lets the blocks speak for themselves.
Hope you have a great time at retreat.

Mary Johnson said...

I LOVE the wide gray sashing!!!

Chantal L. said...

The wide gray sashing for me too. It reminds me of the quilt in your header. It looks so good so why not try it again with another gray stripe fabric. Just my tuppence. Enjoy the retreat. ;^)

carol fun said...

Love that block pattern... perfect for all the 2.5" squares I have stashed. Both sashing ideas look good, but I'm partial to the gray one. Have a good time at the retreat!

Sherrill said...

Sometimes the choices you make make all the difference! (hmm, does that make sense? LOL). I like the first option better but then it's not my quilt. Either way, its going to be lovely! Have fun at retreat!!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Beautiful Pieces of My Heart project. Love this block pattern and you have made such pretty choices in fabrics whichever you go with. I think you accomplish a lot of beautiful work.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

My vote is for the bold top version.

O'Quilts said...

love the grey stripes. I too am trying to be happy instead of being in despair...trying..xo