Sunday, June 26, 2011

Design wall

I took my Dresden Plate (from the ruler I bought at festival last year, and shown here,) to Denver with me along with 2 choices for background. I appliqued it down after finishing the one mitten. It's along way around that plate. While with the grandkids I pulled it out and we played I-spy for a good long while....30 minutes maybe? Now I get to decide what to do next...
  • make 1 more but keep it in 4 parts and put the fans in the corners...
  • center it and stop here and just add borders until it's big enough
  • keep it asymmetrical and add borders until it's big enough
  • make 3 more blocks? Which would make it big enough
What do you think? Any other ideas?

Check Judy's wall out, she keeps sewing even with a move just around the corner.

15 comments:

Denise :) said...

I think this is incredible! Since I'm not doing the sewing it's easy for me to say that three more blocks would be grand! But I also thing your idea of making one more and keeping it in four parts (with a fan in each corner) would work very nicely as well. Happy Monday!! :)

Jo said...

That is amazing...what an undertaking to match all those seams.

Quilter Kathy said...

That is such a cool idea!
It makes a great 1 block hanging or tabletopper, but it would also make a fabulous larger quilt. If it was fun to sew, I think I'd keep making more.

Connie said...

I like the idea of making one more but keeping it in 4 parts. Looks neat!

Kathie said...

I have never seen fan blades in all those sections, great idea.

Chris said...

Ahhhh the choices!! ;) I think all of them sound great.

Mary C in Wa said...

The thumbnails made me look today! I like those Dresdens. It all depends on where you you plan this quilt to go. If a table topper is in order just frame it and finish it with just one block. I would add the other blocks and make it bigger.

Sarah said...

I've seen a similarly pieced dresden plate (made with a smaller ruler) that was just shown on a table without being appliqued to anything. I've pulled out a bunch of blue scraps to do this and then I'll figure out how to make a simple back so that the points "hang" off the edge. I have 2 octagon side tables and I think this will look nice. I am not sure if you wanted a all hanging but a topper might be nice...

carol fun said...

Oh I am blown away with this block. I have that ruler too and the only thing I've used it for was to reach a spool of thread I dropped behind my cutting table - LOL! Your dresden is beautiful. Now I would make 3 more and have a big quilt but that is just me and I seem to be genetically unable to make small quilts. No matter what you do this is going to be a great quilt!

Gari said...

How big is that block? Was it hard to put togegther? It is beautiful and I would probably make more to make a throw or bed quilt....if it wasn't too hard. ;-)

Nina-Marie said...

Well this caught my eye right way! I vote that you make at least one more and cut it up into parts. But you can really play with that theme and make more fractions of a blocks for different layouts. This is VERY cool!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I'd love to see it with the four sections in the corners :) It is fabulous!!

AnnieO said...

Wow, eenie meenie miney mo, there are a lot of ways to go...

I like 4 block quilts but also like your idea of this in the center and fans in four corners. That would made a faster quilt top!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is so fun! We have tons of babies in my family so I am always thinking baby quilts and with that eye spy fabric it would make a wonderful floor quilt for a baby present. You could do a border of squares of eye spy fabric. Love it whatever you decide to do with it. Cheers! Evelyn

Alycia said...

I have no ideas for you - but I love the idea you had! How fun to play I spy with that!!