Thursday, May 8, 2008

A start


I finished only eight blocks today - but I did take a few breaks so I guess that's a good start. I made them two at a time so I could them as leader-enders for each other. The first picture shows the blocks without sashing and the second with sashing. I cut sashing pieces at the same time I cut the block parts because I'm pretty sure I'm going to use sashing. I just like how it looks - it makes the pattern looks much more complicated. I'm partial to the barn raising set so that's probably how I'll arrange the blocks, but I'll play with other settings too before making a final decision. I have lots and lots of fabrics I've not yet used - I don't think that one dark fabric will stand out nearly so much in the final quilt as I have several more dark reds to use.

I like how this is looking!

12 comments:

May Britt said...

These blocks are beautiful. I want to start a red/hvite quilt too, but I need more time!!!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Very pretty. I'm joining Nicole's challenge too...just waiting for some fabric to come through the post and then I can get started. I'm going to use a selection of red too.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, this is going to be a beauty. Love the play of dark and light.

log cabin quilter said...

I love the blocks done that way. Really nice!!

Libby said...

2 color quilts are so eye catching. Red/white(cream/tan) combo is my favorite. Looks great so far *s*

Ann said...

Love this design in these colors! Eye-catching and scrappy, but controlled.

Takako said...

Thank you for your instructions in the last post. This red/white quilt looks beautiful.

Lisa D. said...

You've made GREAT progress on your red & white quilt. I love that pattern and it definitely looks better with the sashing!

anne bebbington said...

I love the optical illusion created by splitting that ohio star block into dark and light - definitely a concept to play with

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Ii'm loving your quilt. At this rate you'll be finished long before August.

Nicole said...

Oh Patti! My gosh, those blocks are fantastic! The quilt is going to be amazingly beautiful. I'll say you are making progress!

Stacy A. said...

Wow Patti, you are something else. Your blocks are gorgeous! And your explanation made so much sense that I may even be able to attempt something like this someday. The top setting really does look nice. I can't wait to see it when you have more done, which at this rate will be soon. Thank you for sharing your process. Love Stacy