Friday, March 5, 2010

playing with blocks

I was laying awake last night thinking about how I was going set these blocks I've been making. The block is from Kathleen Tracy's book "Remembering Adelia". She stopped at 9 blocks for her quilt but I was having too much fun with them and continued making more. Always when I laid them out to look at I placed them like this.
I thought of a few other arrangements and so tonight, I tried them out.
This one would have sashing.
This one with all the color is the one I thought about last night. The things that keep me awake at night... lol
I've never laid the blocks out like this before but I do like it - obviously I'd need more blocks - oh and likely more fabric too :0)
I guess I'll have to think about this one a little more. Maybe next time I start a quilt I'll have a plan ...
Happy Quilting!!

19 comments:

Kathie said...

oh what choices! I like the last one best.
they are beautiful blocks!
can't wait to see what you decide.
Kathie

Darlene said...

I do believe that you're having a ton of fun - plan or no plan! LOL

The blocks are fabulous.

Crispy said...

Wow who whould have thought these blocks could be so versitile in how they could be set. I'll be a big help and say I like all the settings LOL.

Crispy

Karen said...

You have lots of choices on the setting. I like the setting in # 2 photo. I think you have the blocks laying on a carpet. Whatever, the soft color would make an interesting setting for the blocks. It caught my eye right away.

Quilt Hollow said...

Wow...fun to see all the differenta arrangements. The last is my favorite however do like the first because I see some fun squares to quilt a wonderful motif in.

Wendy said...

Very nice! I like the last two the best. Hard to decide! Maybe you could make two quilts!

Colleen said...

Oh those sleepless nights planning quilt layouts, designs etc. I have many of those too. Your blocks are beautiful, I will be following to view all the choices and your final decision. Thank you for sharing!
Colleen

be*mused jan said...

I like the one with the colored backgrounds! It's a little different. So many possibilities...one of my favorite things about patchwork!

Evelyn in Canada said...

I love the last layout.

It's always surprising to me how much the design changes when you lay them out differently. At first glance, I thought you had appliqued the leaves on the last layout before realizing they were always there. I know, I'm not a quilter!

LC said...

I'm amazed too at how the different layouts look like you used different blocks. These are all nice... you might have to make four quilts!!

cdnj said...

I love how the different setting change the feel of the blocks. (I really like that last setting)

Barb said...

What wonderful blocks and they look great any way you chose but since i love color, the one with the sashings....

Karen said...

I vote for either the second placement or the last one. This is turning out wonderful!! I think the last one is my favorite! Sometimes it's more fun to not have a plan at first!! :0)

Lori said...

The blocks are beautiful! I can't wait to see what layout you use.

Carrie P. said...

So many ways to set them. I like the 2nd and last photo the best.

Janet said...

It's fun playing with blocks and I love that you've shown your ideas. Beautiful blocks!

MARCIE said...

You are killing me! I adore all the settings. The bottom one is more old fashioned looking to me. I want it bed size!

*karendianne. said...

oohhh, these are amazingly beautiful blocks. What a treasure to have on hand. I look forward to what you come up with.

ps said...

Hi Janet,
I like the second, but I love the last one. It looks traditional and beautiful. The leaves really do make an impression on the last layout.