Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LAYOUT DILEMMA

I have a layout dilemma.  Here is the Quilted Angels Online Mystery Quilt Layout so far. 



My original plan was to put 5 blocks of flowers across the top and across the bottom.  However I don't know what I was thinking.  I would need 10 total blocks (five for the top and five for the bottom).  I only had 8 to begin with and I used 1 for the center block so now I have 7 left.  Where I went to school, that leaves me 3 short.  Here's the dilemma options: 

Option 1 is to call B & B Quilting in Buda to see if they still have a panel left.  That's not likely since I have had that for at least a year now.  It would also delay the progress and I'm under the gun.  The challenge is due July 15 and I'm going to be gone the 3rd thru the 15th. I know, I know mom, I shouldn't have waited till the last minute to get it done.  But you always said if I didn't have a deadline I wouldn't get anything done. 

Option 2 is to only put a row across the top.  At one point in my layout designs I had this option.  I don't know why I decided to change it.  Obviously I thought it would look better to but the bottom row of flower blocks on there.

Option 3 is to replace 2 of the flower blocks with a 4 patch block.   It's laid out that way in the photo above (of course you have to turn sideways or turn your laptop sideways to see it the way you're suppose to).  It's okay, but I think the 5 flower blocks would be better. 

What do you think?
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  1. I'm not really fond of the change in block size for the border. I think I would frame the flower blocks to make them the same size as the other 12. Of course, that still leaves you one short, so maybe it's not a very useful suggestion.

    Maybe add a horizontal row of sashing, before the 5 block border? Looking just at that row, I like the look of the alternating blocks. I'm just not too sure about the transition.

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  2. Krista, I do plan to add a horizontal row of the lt aqua sashing before I add the flower blocks. And if I use the 4 patch blocks with the flower blocks, I will sash the 4 patch blocks so they are the same size as the flower blocks.

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