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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ideas and advice, please!

Remember that stunning length of fabric I bought at a Patchwork show last month - the Japanese one with cranes flying across it? No?? Well anyway, I met up with my friend Cheryl today, at a meeting of the quilting group that meets in Diamond Creek, which is halfway between me in Eltham and Cheryl in Hurstbridge. We were guests at this meeting, and were made very welcome by all the ladies, who loved showing us their work.
I had brought my piece of fabric with me to show Cheryl, as she always seems to be able to come up with brilliant ideas on how to do things. When I said I was reluctant to cut it up, she immediately suggested that I make it into a "window", where you see the scene behind the window panes. I knew exactly what she meant, as I love those type of quilts, and when we discussed it with some of the ladies at the meeting, they all agreed it would be the best way to go. Cheryl then said I should cut some strips of paper and lie them across my fabric to see what it would look like before I actually started cutting it into sections. So I bought a large sheet of black card on the way home, measured the fabric, and cut lengths of card to fit. Here is what the various configurations look like: Into four sections with a narrow sashing: Into four sections with a wider sashing: Into six sections: Into nine sections:
I think I like the nine sections best. They would be blocks about 13" square. What do you think?


artymess said...

Yes i liked the nine even before I saw that you liked 9 too....xx

Miss 376 said...

nine blocks for me too

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Hi Gina,

I like the nine blocks ... then edge it all with a thicker black border, and maybe a fine redand/or gold one (to match the color in the fabric), then finish off with another black one ... that's what I'd do, anyway !!

I've finally done a new blog post, where I've posted pics of the sewing I've been doing lately ... thought you might be interested !!

Have an awesome Sunday ... say HI to Ken ... take care, Connie xx

Joy V said...

I agree with everyone else - 9 is best - it gives the quilt more definition and wont just look like four or so pieces joined together.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Me again !!
I've started a new blog ... http://wolfgirlkittyquilt.blogspot.com ... just for my quilting projects.
Thought you might be interested.
Connie xx