Saturday, July 23, 2011

two quilts in the process - trying to make decisions

A couple weeks ago, I took a long-arm machine quilting class, & since then I've quilted 2 quilts for Will - his baby quilt & his more-recent big boy quilt. I don't have pictures of the finished products, but here's his twin-size one in the process of being quilted. I love the way it turned out.

Now I'm just having a difficult time deciding on my next step for the Little Lady's baby quilt. I was first inspired by this picture for the quilt design:

via Anna Maria Horner

Then I started wondering if I should add sashing between the squares to break things up a bit. I googled some pictures & found this one, which I also like a lot: 
via Film in the Fridge

I have my squares cut out & was leaning towards adding the sashing, but after staring at it for a long time & talking to my mom, I might be changing my mind. Decisions, decisions . . . . My mom says it looks more striking & dramatic without the sashing, & I'm starting to agree. But most people who've voiced their opinions like it with the sashing more . . . . Now I think I'm just more confused than ever. If I decide to add the sashing, I might add a small pale blue square at the joints (as shown in the last picture), but as of now, I think I need to take a step back & come back to it later once my mind isn't so crazy.

It's hard to see unless you zoom in on the picture, but the sashing I'm considering is white w/ small aqua dots,so it ties into the other fabrics as well.

via Diary of a Quilter

1 comment:

  1. Hey! i like it without the sashing!!! I am so with your mom!!! PS I have a baby gift for you!!!


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