Wednesday, March 16, 2011

star runner

I've been working a bit on this table runner I obviously did not finish before Christmas. :0)
The first picture is before top stitching.



The second picture shows the block after the 3D points have been top stitched down into curves. I was surprised at how much fun it was to do this stitching.
Now that the blocks are ready I now need to decide how to set them. My friend Pauline suggested that I post the options and see what you all think. I thought that was an excellent idea. So here are my 3 possibilities.
#1 set straight - side by side
#2 set on point, overlapping - wide (these are just laid out on the folded background fabric - I actually do have enough green fabric :0)
#3 Set on point, overlapping - narrower with the blocks trimmed.
I'm interested to hear your opinions! :0) After taking the pictures I 'm leaning toward #3.
Thanks a bunch!
Happy Quilting!!

24 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Now that's some amazing piecing. What beautiful blocks!!! Star Runner is right!

Wilma said...

I like option#3

Dora, the Quilter said...

Lovely blocks. I like #2 because I think it shows off the blocks to best advantage of the three.

Lori said...

What gorgeous blocks! I like setting number 2, but on point for sure!

Sue said...

I like option 3.
I have made a quilt in that lovely fabric- Chelsea Boutique from Moda if I recall.

Die Butjenterin Abschnitt said...

My favorit is 2.
K├Ąte

Karen said...

I like those curvy star points.

Barb said...

Oh wow....that is an amazing block....I went back and looked to see if you left a link to where I could do that block as well....

Mary-Kay said...

Wow, those are beautiful! i like the 3rd set up the best.

Deborah said...

#3....I love this pattern....beautiful!

Janet said...

What wonderful blocks, I love them. I'm going to say two or three. I just love the on point thing.

Carol G said...

This block is beautiful. I want to make one. Can you add a link for instructions?
quiltfever.wordpress.com

Ann Marie said...

No. 3! Whose pattern is that? It's great.

Crispy said...

WOW what a great looking block!! I love the curved bits.

I vote for #2 because I like how the blocks look like they are floating :0)

Crispy

LC said...

#3 Two is okay, but my eyes go right to the stars in #3. Good job!

lov2quilt said...

Wonderful blocks, #3 is the best, will you add a border also or just bind it. Great work. I got the book Quilts and the Mormon Women, it is very interesting what those women did.

Valentina said...

Wow, this is so cool, Janet! I have to say I love #2, but anyone will be fabulous with this gorgeous technique.
amazing! :)

Ann Champion said...

What beautiful blocks! I like the on point setting..it makes every block look more special..and I kind of like the more narrow one..#3.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is so pretty. Our guild had the lady that wrote some of those patterns a couple of years ago.
I like number 3.

Floss said...

They look great, I vote for number 3

MARCIE said...

Beautiful! It looks like a quilt block in bloom!

Kathie said...

great fabric choices, I really like no. 3 the best, just the right size too!
Kathie

Dixie said...

Beautiful, curvy blocks - I vote for number 3. These look hard to make! Are they?

Sandy said...

Love your star blocks! How do you do the 3-D effect? Where could I get the pattern? I also vote for number 3! :) Sandy