Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Today I am playing with settings for my latest string blocks. First I used a dark blue string for the middle with narrow WOW on either side. I saw on someone's blog (sorry--I can't remember WHERE) they sewed them on the diagonal with another square of fabric (like HST's--I used a shirting type fabric). Now I am trying to figure out how to set them together.

I really like where the blocks form an "X", but then there are these large areas of plain shirting fabric--boring! And the pinwheel type setting, now that I like. Lots of movement, and the stripes in the middle of the blocks still stand out. This quilt will be set 6x8, so let me know what you think.

I haven't gotten any quilting done, I am waiting to try some new pantographs that haven't arrived yet. I LOVE new pantographs!


Paula, the quilter said...

Both of the settings have a plus side. The "X" one will leave large areas that can showcase fancy quilting. The pinwheels would look great with the addition of sashing. I'll be curious to see what you decide upon.

Jeanne said...

I really like the looks of your string blocks. Both settings are great.

Pat said...

I like the pinwheels...lots of movement with the blocks.

JuJu said...

Lori, love the blocks, I like the light with the colors! This is going to be a another beauty!