Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Stitched up!

After having these blocks on the wall for what seems
like ages I came up at last with this arrangement, one I
was pretty happy with, although I still have an issue with the solids!!

 I had a different setting the first time I posted a layout
but I think the diagonal zig-zag is  best given the fabrics I've used. 


I had made two alternative blocks  to take the place
of the turquoise on the left and the dark green at centre top,
but in the end I decided not to be beaten and persevered!
Sorry about the odd thread hanging here and there, not got around to
the tidy up session yet.

Now I can get on with cutting the fabrics (KF Collective) that have been put
aside waiting for this one to be finished. Rail Fence No2 will be
far more colourful.

Sujata, this is a great pattern - thank you!

13 comments:

  1. I know how you feel about solids in this quilt but I still think they let your prints stand out and create a nice background. Large prints add so much contrast to the quilt. Yellow tones of flowers make this quilt spark! Yay for sticking with the quilt!!!

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    1. Thanks for your faith in my solids - I'm pleased I continued on with this now.

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  2. It looks great and I love the solids with your tropical prints. The perle cotton quilting will really add to it I think. Looking forward to seeing the next one. And, hopefully I will have something to show soon.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl, I hope to start No2 at the end of this coming week. Look forward to seeing one from you!!

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  3. I think your final is GREAT....I like the solids with the big prints....but I would, mine is similar....

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    1. Thank you Sharon - great minds think alike!

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  4. I'm glad you stuck to the plan and are going to finish this one - can't wait to see how it changes with the quilting's texture.

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    1. Thanks Julie, yes I think the quilting, which will be mostly on the solids, should add quite a lot to the look of this quilt.

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  5. I prefer this layout to your previous setting ... as a matter of fact I love this one!
    And its dark green & turquoise blocks, too!

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    1. Oh thank you Margaret. I agree with your comment on the play out compared tho the previous one - the green and the turquoise don't seem too obvious set this way.

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  6. I too like this layout... and the large florals are great against the solid backgrounds! Look forward to seeing what you come up with for #2 next!

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    1. Thanks Linda - on to the basting and quilting now.

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  7. I love the solids - they set off the large florals beautifully.

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Thank you for taking the time!