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Friday, July 31, 2009

Decisions, decisions




I've been playing with my diamond string blocks and can't make up my mind which layout I like best. If I do the straight set, it looks good and I have a plan for some borders. But I like the look of the stars. They have to have sashing to show the stars and the center will be square--I have enough for 9 blocks. Because of the amount of fabric I have left from the green and white (it was a border print) I'm thinking I'll use the white for the center sashing and the green for in the borders. Hmmm.

When I thought of making this quilt I was going for the green and white framed blocks. Then I put it on the wall and saw the star and now I don't know what to do. I've looked at the photos on the Quiltville page but no one has made the blocks like I have.

So I will post this and hope someone can tell me what to do. Pretty sneaky, huh??? For now, I'll leave it on the wall, I have other things to work on. Or not.

8 comments:

Judy S. said...

The stars are cool, Judy. How do they look with no sashing? I kind of like the way white makes them pop.....

gwensews said...

I like the stars with white sashing. The white sashing makes the star blocks pop.

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the stars - but I like the last photo too - ohhh so many choices and I'm afraid I'm no help at all. :-) Are you cooler today - we sure are!!!!

Mrs Quilty said...

I really like both looks, but I think my favorite is the stars!! And the green and white will set it off so nicely, it'll be beautiful!!! It's always good to sleep on these decisions!!! Take a look in the morning and see what you think! Beautiful!!!!

Scrappy-Quilter said...

I love these blocks - have to add my two cents here - what if you alternate - white and green - surround one block with all white and the next all green and stagger them. Does that make sense?

Julia said...

I would use the green. To me it makes the stars pop even more than the white. I am a green person though. I think green makes anything look better. Really though I do think it makes a better contrast. However you end up making this, I'm impressed. I'm not a quilter and I'm very in awe of those of you who have this talent and patience!

Janet said...

Love it both ways! I'm no help am I?!

Mrs Quilty said...

On the news tonight, there were fires being fought in Vancouver, WA. I hope that is not hear you!!! So thought I'd send a note hoping you are safe!!