7/12/2006

July BOM Blocks and Antique Blocks

Got the alternate 6" blocks done for LQS BOM for this month:

And just got these seven 10" vintage hand-stitched square-within-a-square blocks:

A bit faded, so maybe a print with a similarly faded-out look would be nice for sashing. Seven blocks, not eight or six! How to set them....one notion...:

Or....

6 comments:

Gail said...

Karen, the first setting with the applique block seems to be 'more you', a way to put something of you into these blocks you have acquired. The second setting seems more 'me'- orderly, symetrical, usual.

The Calico Cat said...

I inherited 5 carpenters wheel blocks... So I am considering 9-patch or on-point too.... 7 blocks is a bit more difficult though....

Katjaquilt said...

I just discoverd your blog so I don't know your style. I'm very dedicated to handquilting so if this were my blocks I would decide to take the second design.

jpquilter said...

love the pink and green blocks - I have an old pink and blue nine patch in need of some tlc that I should haul out

Marcie said...

My opinion, for what it is worth: The second option is more balanced and might be more true to the original artists design. You could use the 7th block on the back. Love the pink sashing. We will watch for your progess!

Laura said...

I love the first setting!