Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Friday, 25 March 2011

Project 3 - Assembling II

With all the triangles cut, opened and pressed into quarter blocks, I've been testing out the various ways to lay them out.

My statistics 'O' level taken 25 years ago (ouch!) is too rusty for me to work out how many different combinations there are to make up a 10 block by 8 block quilt consisting of 4 copies of 20 different blocks, but its far too many to check out how they all look.

So I started by laying out the blocks as per the design in the book (light stripe abutting dark stripe all the way through).
Then had a play with picking out diamonds in different colours, then all diamonds.

I'm taking pics all the way (what a great tip, thank you Bilbo!) so I can get back to the design I like the best - but I have to say, that it's the original that I prefer at the moment.

You can dither too long with these things (& this proves that there is such a thing as too much choice!), so I'll decide this weekend, then I can start piecing.


  1. It's YOUR quilt so whichever layout you choose is the right one.

    As it's not my quilt I can say I like the 2nd one best (dark blue in middle) and the 3rd one least (the 4 yellow squares look funny to me ....) but what the heck do I know? The first layout is good too - very relaxing because there is no pattern.

  2. I like the first one best - we're all different :o). As Bilbo says, it's your quilt at the end of the day.

  3. The yellow squares look sort of round in the third one - lots of optical illusions here!


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