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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Back at It


I was having a bit of a hard time getting back into quilting after all our parties and company so I thought the best solution was to start a new one . This is from KarlaAlexander's Stack a New Deck and is really easy to do and lots of fun matching fabrics. I am half done the piecing now and have several options for the sashing up on the wall. Sorry the one on the left is almost cut off. It's black with multi-colored polka dots. Any opinions on the best one? I also have a blue with dark blue polka dots and a pink with darker dots. Too many choices!

13 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

I'm liking the black with multi-colored/sized dots. It picks up and reflects all the colors in your squares.

Elaine Adair said...

I like the white with polka dots for sashing, but the black that is barely visible might be great for the border.

paula, the quilter said...

I'm with elaine: I like the white with polka dots. Use both of the other ones in your borders. I like the positive/negative of it.

Lindah said...

The dark with the multi-colore polka dots looks best to me, although as you say, it is a bit hard to see it on the edge of the picture. I like the definition of the dark against richness of all the different colored blocks, and the multi-color dots really pull it together. --My 2 cents. ;-)

Fiona said...

I like the dark one on the right!

Pam said...

Boy - way to many choices for me - LOL

Have fun with it!

Anne Wigfull said...

The blocks look very intrigueing(?sp), I love wonky stuff. As for the sashing, I would prefer one of the darker ones, the white with dark spots is too 'inyerface' for me and detracts from the blocks themselves.

Lily said...

Joyce this looks like a fun quilt! No idea on the sashing! Too many choices! I like the fabric you're using between the four blocks of each colour combo :)

Quilt Pixie said...

I'd stick to the B&W -- checks in the centers of the blocks, polka dots for the larger sashing.... I think it allows the wonderful colours of the blocks to be the highlight, rather than compete with the various sashings...

Shelina said...

It's always fun to start a new quilt, and you look like you are off to a great start! These almost look like windows, so you could use a brick or something that would represent the building that these windows are in. B&W would be my second option.

atet said...

From the other comments, I'm not going to be much help, but I'd say either the white w/black dots or the multi-color. I really like the multi because it pulls in the other colors, but think the white w/black would tie in well with the center crosses.

I don't suppose you have enough of the checkerboard to audition that one?

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

I love the way it is coming out! I have the same book and have done her Onion Peal, it is such a great technique!

Libby said...

Oh, I just like 'em all *s* The blocks are great.