Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mystery Quilt Layout Decision

I have finally finished sewing the blocks for the DD mystery quilt from Quiltville. I am starting step #6 and have to decide how to put the blocks together. I really can't decide, so thought I would throw it out to blogland for input. What do you like best? The first two photos are the way the pattern is written, having the blocks on pointe...with either the pink or the brown floral setting triangles.








When the blocks are put on pointe, I notice the teal squares more prominately. What do you think?
I tried a straight set and I think you see the brown stars a little more, which I like. Then I tried spacing the blocks a bit and would put in a light sashing with pink cornerstones. It would take me longer to sew the top together but I think I might like it a little more...not that I don't like the other settings too!
The photo on the left shows the blocks in a straight set and the photo on the right shows the additional sashing.







What is your vote?
A) On pointe with pink setting triangles
B) On pointe with brown floral setting triangles
C) Straight set
D) Straight set with sashing

42 comments:

Julie said...

I like C. Straight set with no sashing. But you can't go wrong here!
I received my Pooh quilt kit yesterday. I was so excited to have a package in the mail from Canada! I will blog about it soon. I am so behind, as usual, on blogging. Thanks so much!!

Anonymous said...

I like C -- but then I always like the diagonals the 9 patches create!

Nancy

Annie said...

I like D - the sashing looks great with the blocks. I don't like the pink as a border, but that can be because I am not a real fan of pink. It will look great which ever way you decide!!

Loretta said...

Hi Kathy,
I vote for C. All settings are beautiful, but that is my favorite. Great continuity. You did a wonderful job with your blocks.

Mary said...

I like the straight setting with the extra cornerstones. It's different from Bonnie's. On point makes a larger quilt though. I like the Brown setting triangles. They are all pretty. I need to get back to working on mine...

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oooo Kathy! Thanks for sharing so many possible layouts. I've seen a few Straight settings, and HAD pretty much my mind set on using a Straight setting as well once I get to that point. (I haven't started it yet, but will be making to for my babysitter for her graduation)

BUT-----I must say, without a doubt, that I would choose the onpoint layout with the brown fabric! That brown fabric appears to match the teal so nicely and it's just so PRETTY!
So, B for me (I think it was B......???)

Ann in Ohio said...

I like B. I think it brings out the brown stars and makes the chopped up print make more sense.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy ... I vote for "C" ... reminds me of the Irish Chain pattern. jr

KA said...

I really really like option c.

KA said...

Option C. Someone else posted a pick of it done in this lay out and I just loved it.

sewnut said...

b - 0n point with brown setting triangles

Corinne in CA said...

Nice job! I like the straight set best because of the way the colors stand out.

Anonymous said...

I like the on point set with the dark brown for sure.. Nice contrast.. Vicki From MI.

henniker said...

i prefer D.

Greenmare said...

I love it with the pink cornerstones!!! beautiful! and gosh, what is another 81 hours of sewing?

Shirley said...

Kathy, I like C - straight set! That is how I am doing mine.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

HI,
I like setting B I love the way the brown makes the rest of the setting look. I love the teal. I am not too fond of cheddar. I wish I chose a different color. Yours looks great any way you lay it.

L. Gray said...

Hello, Thanks for sharing the pictures. It's nice to see several layouts side by side. I really like (c) however, each of them are gorgeous. This is exactly why I have a lot of tops, even once I stitch them together sometimes I am not sure, so I hesitate to quilt and bind until I know. Your colors are lovely.

Anonymous said...

D is my vote!

Leah S said...

B. On point with brown floral. :) It really pulls the quilt together.

cinzia said...

straight setting no sashing... the sashing appears to dominate just in the small picture.
Can I suggest you put them into your photo setting on the computer as four consecutive photos and then do quick flicks between... choose between two keep preferred.. enter another and choose between that one and the old best... then choose between the fav of three and the final setting
cinzia

julie said...

I like B, on point with brown.
Julie

Sherry said...

I like option C best. I've started
mine in baby size and plan to do it
with a straight set. Beautiful colors. Love the teal and pink!
Sherry in NC

CherylWillis said...

"D", I have not seen anyone else try that yet. all four would be lovely. cw

Lynn E said...

hello Kathy. Just because of the extra jazz I like the picture 2. and I wouldn't go with the sashing. Good Luck

Anonymous said...

i like the straight set the best because the chains are on the diagonal. i don't like the sashing with it at all. it loses something. but then, again, it is your quilt and mine is still uncut in a basket. patti in florida
pleal@cfl.rr.com

Melodie said...

I like the straight setting best, but I am biased, because I am straight setting mine. It didn't occur to me to add sashing, but I like yours with the added sashing. I do have one question for you. If you want to accentuate the brown, did you try brown sashing? I've been looking at the picture trying to picture that, but alas, I'd have to see it. Of course, ask ten different quilter's opinion, and you'll get twelve answers :c)

GeeGee said...

I definitely like the on-point setting. I would go with A and use the pink triangles and come back with the brown floral for my border.

carolyn B said...

I like D, it gives it a softer look
Carolyn - france

Trudi said...

I Like B Best, I like the marriage between the rolling stars and the border fabric. But I do like C too, the straight set looks beautiful.

Gina said...

I love the straight setting ( C ). It seems to flow more.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Ingrids strik og patchwork said...

Hi Kathy

B is my favorite with the floral settings. Fine with the colors matching the blocks.

Greetings Ingrid
Denmark

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I love the on point with the brown. Hands down. They are all wonderful though.

Anonymous said...

I like C also. The diagonals the nine patches create really look great.

Anonymous said...

"B"

Anonymous said...

I like the straight set with sashings.

Vicki said...

I like B, but remember it is your quilt.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I like the second setting best. The dark setting triangles really sets it off. I really like the teal instead of the cheddar, although I like that too. I did mine in Cheddar, it was a first for me and made me stretch a bit.\
Carline

Andrea said...

I like A Kathy but I think I'm in the minority.

Alycia said...

OPtion B

sbh said...

"D".....I think I'm in the minority.........but seeing the straight set with sashing, IMHO, is the way to go! I'm at the same point.......on point set is on design board now, yesterday the straight set was up, but now I think I may go with straight set and sashing!

Cheryl said...

I vote for "D". I like it best and think you'll be happier even though it will be more work. Happy Sewing.