A lovely reader asked a few weeks ago if I would show a "group shot" of my Farmer's Wife blocks. I realized it's been a few months since my last block mosaics so here's the latest collection ... with a few of my past favorites thrown in for good measure. :)
I've been thinking a lot about how to finish my quilt. The one in the book is set "on point" (like diamonds). I really like that layout.
I once made a quilt that SHOULD have been on point, but I was too lazy to make all the side-setting triangles so I set the blocks square and regretted it ever since. Didn't help that my Bestie Kate made the same quilt but DID do hers on point. Now every time I'm at her house and I see her gorgeous quilt, I find myself scheming about how to switch our quilts without her noticing.
So my jealously experience is COMPELLING me to go on point.
But what about sashing & posts? I've got these fabrics in mind.
The red is another Lecien print, but it's not Flower Sugar like all the fabrics in my blocks - it's from their Old/New 30's collection I picked up last summer. And I'm really going out on a limb with the pink ... it's an older 3 Sisters from Moda.
I KNOW! I'm daring to mix lines ... something I HARDLY EVER DO ... 'cause I'm a great big chicken.
(Maybe ... it ain't over 'til it's over.)
But do I go white sashing with pink posts or red? Or pink sashing with white or posts or red? I just know for sure the sashing will NOT be red ... that much red would be way too "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" for me. I seem to be favoring pink sashing with red posts, but I need to test drive that first.
And then what fabric do I use for the side-setting triangles?
And then what about the borders? I usually wait until the top is all pieced before committing to a border.
For me, this the exciting/nerve-wracking part of quilt-making. These decisions will make the difference between and quilt I love and a quilt I hate. I've screwed up this part sooooo many times. I'm not joking about the nerve-wracking part.
Any opinions? Maybe even something I didn't mention?