Jul 31 11
I’m finally at a place where I can make some headway on the trapunto and free motion machine embroidery of the tulip blocks I’ve fused up, and as I’m doing this, I need to figure out which arrangement will make it to the final quilt. Here’s option #1:
(This option has a very different color background fabric in that center block). And here is option #2:
(This second option has a center block with somewhat similar background fabric, but it’s not exactly the same as the other 4 blocks.) Which layout do you like better and why? I know, I know…you’re thinking that you can’t possibly know which one’s better without seeing the fabric for the side setting and corner setting triangles! I haven’t figured that part out yet but as soon as I do, I’ll post some photos with that fabric in place. But until then, what are your thoughts?
The four outer blocks are red/pink and orange/gold variations of the same layout. The only thing I’ve changed since my original layout is that I’ve added some internal teardrops inside the stem bases:
I’ve loved every minute of playing around with these applique shapes! Here’s another layout that I’m going to use for another quilt sometime in the future:
Wow, I think these blocks are a knockout even when they’re set on square! I think if I used lots of them in a quilt, I might add one more shape where all 4 blocks come together. Hmmm, something to ponder, but that quilt’s a long way off as I need to finish this other one first! In the meantime, here is a picture of the completed quilt, “Dancing Feathered Star 2:”
It sure feels good to get a project totally done! Now back to my tulip quilt…