Oh I love this fabric and these blocks...soothing and classy. I think your idea of white sashing and then a pieced border would be just perfect for these. (Even before I read your comments it cried out for white sashing!) The pieced border would also show off more of this lovely fabric, I have never done a pieced backing with such a large quilt but you could also do a strip of these (with sashing) on back if you had extra. Cannot wait to see this done.
Oh my, what beautiful fabric! You lucky girl to win it! I agree with sashing them. And I love pieced borders. Sounds like you are on the right track as far as I'm concerned :)
Could you put them up on your design wall and move them around and photo them so we could see them better? I wonder about putting them on point...not sure what that would do to the windowpane look but I am curious. I love white sashing, so no disagreement there! And pieced borders with this would be beautiful...glad my work is helping to inspire :) I absolutely love this fabric - I bought a quilt kit that uses this fabric and you are motivating me to pull it out again!
I would Y-seam them.... line them up so the top right box of one square lines up with the bottom left box of another square (to the half way point of each block). I'm sure I"m not making myself clear but I can see it in my head and it looks great. If only I was more articulate. lol...
Thanks True -they are very soothing fabrics- calling for white:), and thanks Coraquiltscarla -I was really stunned when I won it- really was hoping but the giveaways are often so popular- you never know! Caribousmom -ah for a design wall- my design wall is actually my older daughter's bed-definitely need to work on that but wall space is limited- will try to take another pic of them spread out:)- and yes, you inspire with every project! Jennifleur -You said it well- funny thing is I was trying to envision something like that but couldn't -y seams don't send chills down my spine like small tight curves do...could really be a neat option...thanks all- you've got me thinking- now just have to wait for my baby...Elna, to come home from the shop since she decided now would be a good time to stop working....sigh!
rather than doing y seams, lay them out in a grid to your liking. Stitch them together in their individual columns. Then every other column shuffle it down by half a square. Cut the bottom square in half and put the half that was hanging off at the top to fill in the gap. Then all you have to do is stitch the columns together - straight seaming all the way. Alternatively youcould join them together in rows across, and follow the same technique.
I forgot to say that they could be sashed as well, or you could combine them into blocks of 4 and then sash, and then create the half drop columns.
Posyp Oh I like that...I've been sort of paralysed on this...love sashing but it was looking a bit too formal for me- I tried to be super careful with the seams on these blocks but this would also help me adjust if there is any wonky-ness and wonkyness is always a looming possibility;)
I wanted to get some better pics up as Caribousmom suggested but life has been crazy here as my mom has been sick- but she's back home and now I can think about this- think I'll try some layouts! Thanks so much!
Starching the fabric helps to control wonkyness ;) preferably at the beginning, but it would be possible now, if you lay them out flat, smooth & square to dry.
No, York - the original one, not the New one ;)
Ha Ha- I think I'd rather visit your way-(...but you're welcome to Baltimore anytime) I have been across the pond twice but never to York. My daughter lived in Newcastle for a year and London for a summer at Guildhall- loved it- would move back in a heartbeat:))))
Very nice..love the window pane look.
Looks amazing cannot wait to see what you do for border!
Thanks True I just talked to my daughter and she ok'd (;)))) a pieced border- I have sort of let her design this from the beginning with the input of everyone here, so I figured I'd let her keep adding her 2 cents- she has no time to sew right now so its fun to let her have her say:) and ususally her way!
It's beautiful! Does your daughter quilt? She has a good eye!
Love how this turned out! Great finish Mymble!
Chrissybugs Thank you- not yet- all her time goes to the violin but I think someday she will- she really does have an eye for it all- don't know what I will do without her when she goes to conservatory- since I bounce all my ideas off of her.... guess we'll be doing a lot of instagramming and skyping
Just absolutely love this quilt...it is gorgeous...love the fabric and the pattern so much. The border is perfect.
True Thanks so much...there was no way I could leave it off- especially after you said you couldn't wait to see what I was going to do....;))))
OMG - LOVE this one! The pattern is perfect for these fabrics (and thanks for tagging me above so I didn't miss it!)
Thanks Wendy- and thanks for your input- and I think you got me started on pieced backs- so a big thanks:)
Your quilt is so beautiful ! I love the design and the pieced border is perfect!!
Thanks so much- Threadbias has made a huge difference in my quilts- Yay pieced borders and backs- I'm hooked now:)
This is beautiful! The combination of fabrics is lovely, and the pieced border really sets it off nicely.
Carolmarie Thanks ...I truly could not have done this without the input from my threadbias friends...seems simple now that i look at it...but when i started out it was overwhelming, and i really was mindful of wanting to do justice to the lovely gift:)...I am a broken record on this but these fabrics are really luscious to sew on.
These fabrics look incredible all together!
Chandra Thanks! It is an amazing collection- I definitely wouldn't have had the skill to combine them as a collection all myself so it was a great learning experience and the fabrics are so silky to work with.