Quilt in Progress

Remember these blocks?

NIne Patch Persimmon

I ran out of the Kona Snow I am using for the background, so I set them aside until my fabric order arrived. The fabric arrived weeks ago, but I am just now getting to work on them again. This is going to be one of those projects I work on in between other commitments.

This is how it looks on the design wall right now:

Basic Grey Persimmon Shoo Fly and Nine Patch Blocks

And here is my dilemma. The blocks will finish at 10″, which makes the size of this quilt 50″ x 60″. I would like for it to be a bit bigger to make a nice lap quilt. I used a jelly roll and charm pack that I’ve had for a while and I don’t have enough of those pieces left to make more blocks.

I’m thinking sashing between the blocks and rows. Maybe with cornerstones to continue the X pattern. What do you think? Should the cornerstones be one solid color that works with the prints? Or pieces from the leftover jelly roll strips which would make all of them a different print? Or no cornerstones at all? Or no sashing and just live with the size? Ah, decisions, decisions….

I decided to walk away from it for the evening and come back to it tomorrow. Let the whole thing percolate in my head for a while. I think it’s time for some chocolate.

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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11 Responses to Quilt in Progress

  1. Susan A says:

    I think your going to have to audition your idea choices first, to see what effect they create. It’s beautiful the way it is though!

  2. I love your quilt too. But part of why I love it is that the chain is ‘unbroken’ by sashing. I think a pieced border could be cool. The block that creates the chain could be used without the alternate churn dash. Just the chain all round and it would give a latticey feeling. I think a lighter value, perhaps gray. Try a sketch on graph paper. Reversing the dark and light could be interesting too, so that the outer ‘border’ had light pattern and printed backgrounds. The prints wouldn’t need to be the same as the jelly roll, or you could use solids. Hmmmm, too many suggestions. Looks great, you’ve done a wonderful job.

  3. Jasmine says:

    It looks amazing. I think if you add sashing it needs the cornerstones, but I don’t know how that will look with the shoo fly blocks. Test it out. Have you thought about adding a border to make it bigger?

  4. Alycia says:

    I really like the look of it up on the wall as is – I think though, if you want it bigger I would go with Cornerstones and sashing to keep the same look going – and a Cream sash – colored cornerstone. But this coming from the Queen of UFO’s – lol!!

  5. pamelajs56 says:

    I love your blocks. Beyond obtaining more of the fabric, maybe adding sashing between the blocks is the remedy. I don’t know how much that will increase the size though. I’m loving white in quilts allowing more space surrounding each block. Whatever you decide, it looks pretty awesome already. I can hardly wait to see your progress.

  6. Sashing with cornerstones sounds great, but I would audition it to see if the cornerstones really work or if floating the blocks with sashing might be better. Good luck choosing!

  7. JanineMarie says:

    This looks so pretty as is on the design wall. When I saw your thumbnail, I thought it was a finished quilt. So I would go with a smaller quilt, but I’m sure whatever you decide will look wonderful.

  8. Micki says:

    great job…really like the look

  9. Kat says:

    Lovely quilt! The colors are so nice. I vote for an outer border, maybe with cornerstones of some of your leftover fabrics.

  10. Anne Beier says:

    I love this quilt. Your churn dash blocks came out beautifully. I would go with sashing, outer borders with no cornerstones. I think the cornerstones would distract from the beautiful squares in the quilt. The sashing and borders….I don’t know what to recommend. I would have to see a few options auditioned first.

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