Monday, January 27, 2020

Frolic Design Wall

It's all about Frolic blocks in the sewing room this week. The cutting is done and all the parts are sewn, so the only thing left to do is to sew the whole thing together. That should take only one or two hundred more hours! LOL 

I have finished 6 blocks and although I was uncertain about my colour changes (I substituted gold for green, and pink for aqua) I am very pleased how it is coming together on the design wall.
Today I am auditioning the cornerstone colour.

Do we prefer the light blue cornerstones?

Or do we prefer the darker blue cornerstones?



If you have a preference, let me know in the comment section below. I hope to get some rows sewn together this week.
Linking up to Small Quilts.

30 comments:

Chris said...

Tough decision. I would not have known there was a difference if you had not asked. Both look good. Lots of help I am. Btw, it looks fantastic!

SandraC said...

I like them both, I don't think you could go wrong with either. Hmmm, if it were mine I think I'd pick the light blue

Julie in GA said...

Your blocks look great! Are you going to do a straight set like your photo shows? I prefer the darker blue for the cornerstones.

Sarah Aldrich said...

I think it benefits from the contrast the dark blue provides. But then I like high contrast in Quilts.

JudyT said...

I think the dark blue looks best.

Stoney said...

Just another opinion---I prefer the dark cornerstones for the extra contrast it provides. Good looking quilt! Mine stopped at #4, but I'm working on it again this week.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I also like the darker cornerstone best. Your blocks really look pretty, love the colors you selected!

Jill said...

First, I like your new header. It makes me want to pull out my FW and start stitching quilt blocks. Light or dark corner stones is a tough call. I notice with the light blue corner stones the center stars seem to pop a bit more. The darker corner stones make the corner blocks visually stronger. Therefore, it comes down to what effect you desire. Standing farther back may help you decide and/or studying photos. Good luck!

quilt101 said...

Love your color choices! I prefer the darker cornerstones.

martha said...

I like the darker cornerstones.

Ramona said...

Your color choices are beautiful in this design. I had to look for the lighter cornerstones, but the darker ones popped. What look would you prefer?

Elle said...

Dark cornerstones. They punch it up a notch.

Gail E. Brown said...


Darker blue.

Rose Marie said...

You are making good progress! I like the light blue cornerstones.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

So glad your color choices worked out--your blocks look great! IMO the lighter cornerstones allow the stars to shine. Looking forward to seeing it all together!

Preeti said...

My eye is drawn to the stars - they are very prominent. The color of the cornerstones can be either light blue or dark. That will not affect the overall look of the quilt. Kudos on making good progress :-)

sandi s said...

I like the lighter blue. Either way you have made a lovely quilt! Hugs,

MissPat said...

Good color substitution. I prefer the darker cornerstones.

Deanna W said...

200 more hours of sewing sounds about right...haha!!3 days so far for me and just putting on the borders today. I think I like the light blue cornerstones...a little softer look for the quilt and with the four patches..it comes together like a nine patch!

Unknown said...

Love your color scheme. I'd go with the dark blue.

Sarah said...

Interesting how everyone differs in opinion isn't it! But I like the lighter blue, I like the harmony of the whole colour scheme!

Chantal said...

IMHO the light blue lets the star shine bright. The darker color gives a pathway for the eye to cross over to the next diagonal star. Either way, once sewn, the corner block will be so small that I don't think it will have much to say, especially if you're making a full quilt. Love the substitution of colors. You called it great. Enjoy the 200 hours left to go. ;^)

Deb A said...

Pretty colors.... I prefer the light... I think it makes the stars shine a bit more. The dark tend to draw my eyes to them rather than the stars... but either would work. Which do you prefer?

Janet O. said...

Only 200 more hours is exactly why I am just this week sewing borders on a Bonnie Hunter mystery from YEARS ago that called for a bunch more blocks, but I quit at 12! I have never had to unpick so much on any other blocks. I could not get them right and decided when I came to a spot where it would look balanced and provide warmth on a sofa while watching TV, I was done! Never mind all of the other pieces I had cut and ready to go for more blocks! LOL
As to the cornerstones, I centered them on my monitor and backed away from it to get a more distant view. I like the lighter ones. I think they provide a nice, soft framework for the stars, whereas the dark ones seem to pull the eye away from them. I guess it depends on where you want the focus, but I vote for the stars and lighter cornerstones. :)

Marie said...

My vote is for the light blue - it helps create its own secondary block at the corners...

Unknown said...

I am no help at all because I can see that either one is a great choice. Perhaps if you know where or to whom this quilt is going, you can then decide on the cornerstones. Your color changes are making a very good looking quilt!
Connie W.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

I prefer the lighter blue, I like the secondary 9 patch those make. I love the way this quilt 'fools the eye' into thinking it's a two block quilt.

Linda in Calif. said...

Only another one or two hundred more hours! Hahaha Oh that is how I feel too! And yes - I've never had to use my ripper so much. But on the plus side - the frolic quilt is pretty. And yours is wonderful! I love that you were brave enough to change up the colors. I personally like the light blue better - it is a softer look. But either way is beautiful.

Unknown said...

What about gold?

karen said...

Your frolic looks wonderful! Your color changes are perfect. I think I prefer the dark cornerstones, but you can't go wrong with the lighter color either.