6.22.2009

Help! I need somebody.....

....to love. Wait, I'm getting my Beatles and Queen mixed up. I *really* need some help deciding how to proceed with my Old Red Barn Quilt-Along blocks. Yes, I am still behind.

I attempted to lay out all the blocks today. Not easy to do with a nervous old golden retriever and an active almost-three-year-old. Forty-two 12.5" blocks make a big quilt! I think regardless of how I decide to assemble the blocks I am going to make two smaller lap quilts rather than one big quilt. But should I butt all the squares up against one another:


Or make 4 block squares and add sashings?


Thoughts?

Also, Courtney and I have been eyeing this retro baseball-themed fabric for our baseball-themed swap -- and The Fabric Shopper is doing a giveaway. Wish me luck, and let me know if you see this in any online shops!

14 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

I like the sash-free version ... I think the chaos of the colors and patterns work so well when they're all together.

PS: "chaos" in a very good way! the best way possible! I love it!!!

Ferjenib said...

B - I too prefer the sash free version or perhaps it's just the white...let me use my IMAGINGATION...nope it's not just the white. Go with the close look. - J

Jackie Russell said...

At first I thought oh no don't sash it. But then I saw your picture and I think I like it. How about one of each?

Barbara Myltschenko said...

I love it with the sashing, but I'm very into sashing these days. I think that it gives the colours and patterns more of a chance to shine.

Frogdancer said...

Sash free is best. You've got very bold colours, so why not make a statement?

Beth said...

I think the sashing looks great. although it seems to not be unanimous! I amholdin onto the keary beary for you :)

Thimbleanna said...

I think I like it best without the sashing. Are you sorry you asked? LOL. Everyone has a different opinion! Thanks for the link to the retro baseball fabric -- that's adorable!

kirsten said...

i like both - if you're going to do two, do one of each!

ezeldabeth said...

i vote no sashing...it looks fabulous ...the sashing, to me, looks disjointed ... maybe if the sashing were a lot more narrow...the first one looks happier : )

Bella Linguini said...

I'm agreeing with everyone else, those bright colors look better without sashing. All together those colors look wild and exciting.

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