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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Moving blocks............

The art quilters group is coming on Monday so I had to move the star blocks to the only double wall that they won't need to use.  First I placed them edge to edge.  If I had been consistent in placing the light medium and dark values in the same spots in every block a secondary pattern would have appeared.
I wanted each star to be a "star of the show" though so I decided I want a narrow sashing so that each individual star is seen instead of a mass of triangles.  My second layout simulates about a 1" sashing between blocks.

Now that the blocks are moved I can use my lint roller on all of the design walls, vacuum the basement and bake 2 batches of cookies. 

Later this week I will post links for my colorwash wallhangings in progress to help buyers of my batik colorwash kits to get started on their pieces.  I planned to do it today but I have other things that have to be done first.

19 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I'm not sure which way the quilt looks better, with sashing or without, it will be beautiful whichever way you choose.

Fran Salley said...

On many Sundays I hear you talk about having to clear off some of your design walls for your art quilters to use. Do you think they would grant permission for you to take some pics of their designs to post on Tuesday? I would love, on occasion, to see what they are doing. You are so creative, I can only imagine that the quilters you hang out with are just as creative. Love your blog and have read it religiously for many years now. Have fun with the art quilters.
Fran

Hedy Hahn said...

I'm so glad you are putting sashing between the blocks, like you said, the blocks are the stars. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Debbie said...

I agree that sashing is the way to go with these blocks. I can't believe I am saying that because sashing is not my favorite setting. These blocks are so beautiful...each one ...that they need that bit of framing to set them off. Once again you nailed it!

LynneP said...

Lovely, lovely!

Anonymous said...

Really stunning and I like them both ways, perhaps slightly more without sashing because of the wonderful different patterns that come out when they are touching......

Thank you for sharing your work. All the moving around on the wall must be a great shoulder/arm workout!

ceci

Nann said...

A narrow sash would enhance the blocks. (LOL -- an image of Playtex cross-your-heart "lift and separate" just occurred to me.) I did something similar last year with scrappy batik blocks (same block, hundreds of different fabrics) and it turned out well.

dls said...

It's been a while since visiting your page, Wanda......You still cease to amaze with your creativity and productivity! Love this new quilt!

Nancy J said...

I like it with sashing. Lint rollers, a wonderful invention, and there should be a special "quilters edition" larger size for those bigger design boards.

JustGail said...

I'm torn between the two. One one hand, I like the way the 2nd pattern fades in and out on the no-sash version. But the stars themselves are lovely and deserve to be the focal point.

Mystic Quilter said...

I like the look of the blocks separated by a narrow sashing. The eye can move easily from one block to the other and take in the colours and pattern created within each individual block. They're glorious!

JJM said...

Wanda this is OUTSTANDING ! Amazing how the 1" space for your sashing makes. You knew it would, but for all to see ~ it really shows how awesome it is going to be.

JJM

Linda Swanekamp said...

I love both layouts- the sashing will show off each individual block better, but the other layout is like mosaic tiles. Great blocks.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Just by adding a space between your blocks they look so much better. I just love how each one is different.

margaret said...

liking that you are adding a narrow sashing to the blocks they look so good.

patty a. said...

Wow I didn't realize how many blocks you had done. They look like a stain glass window!

MissPat said...

While adding sashing is more work, I think it lets the blocks shine as individuals. And it means you don't have to match up all those seams!
Pat

Diana from SC said...

A little sashing really makes the blocks pop

Cathi said...

Wow! Those stars are fabulous. I like them both ways too - as the fact the secondary pattern appears and disappears is fun to look for, but then seeing each star set off by a thin sashing is wonderful too. It's just another masterpiece!