Monday, June 04, 2007

Freshcut courthouse steps photos - Opinions needed

original This is how it looks now (the colors are horrible in the photo)
one block Here that is as 1 block - notice how stripes & the floral across from the have 3 logs but the two next to them only have 2 - making a rectanglular block? (these colors are better...)
with the extra logs. Here it is with a mock-up of the two extra logs - you'll have to imaging the seam going down the middle.
one block with sashing And 1 block with the mock-up of the third logs.
border And the border idea...

Rhapsody's freshcut Rhapsody - helping...
RB's freshcut RB - the block weight.

I have a lot of quilt show photo's, but I'll hold off on posting thoses until I have some input on this...

14 comments:

Shelina said...

Personally, if I have already sewn the top, I would have a hard time unsewing, especially if it works the way it is. If I thought I was going to fret over it forever, then I would go ahead and make the change. In this quilt, there aren't any glaring errors, and it wouldn't bother me that there was a change from the original design. I like your border idea.

Mel said...

I like the rectangular blocks, and I like the border, too. I'm still not completely clear on where the "mistake" was - were they supposed to be square blocks?

I agree with Shelina, though - what you should do depends on whether it's going to bother you. Does it work for you? Then go with it.

Hedgehog said...

The fabrics are gorgeous for starters!

If you add the borders, is it going to be super long in order to make it wide enough?

If you haven't sewn them yet, I'd probably add the logs. If you have already started, the rectangles are cool.

It all depends on whether or not you'll always think it's a mistake!

Andi said...

It's looking good! As others are saying, I can't tell there is a mistake, so go with it as is. The fabrics are gorgeous!!!

swooze said...

Looking good! I have quilty help in the form of a 67 pound doggy! I think your help is probably a tad more cooperative or movable whatever you may call it! lol

computerpeach said...

I like the extra logs - your border idea is great too! But if you have already sewn the blocks together; I think I would leave it as-is (I hate frog-stitching).

Quilt Pixie said...

I really like the border still... I wouldn't always look at it and rememebr the "mistake" nor would others who viewed it -- but honestly either colution works it really depends on which will help you enjoy the quilt and not always see the "error"...

Nancy said...

I think they look good either way so I'm going to be no help. But I will say I like the border so I'd probably use it either way you end up doing the blocks.

Love those kitty helpers too. :-)

Mama Koch said...

I think it looks good.

Sorry..no help. I'm probably as much help as the kitty-helpers!

No kitty-fabric in this one?!

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

What ever you decide to do, don't un-sew! It has such a great scrappy feel to it now, I can't tell where your mistake is. I really like your use of large print fabrics in the logs. .... hmm gives me an idea ...

I would agree with making it wider, then it will be a more practicle quilt. I know it will come out great!

PS, Take those lovelies outside and take a photo of them in daylight... I would love to see their "real" colors!

Jeanne said...

I think the colors are terrific! It looks great to me and I like the border. Your helpers are purrfect, too.

Happy Zombie said...

I love the two extra logs (so easy for me to say... I'm not the one stitching em up!). It's absolutely beautiful no matter what you do!

Happy Zombie said...

And I love the piano keys too!!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I am mad about Heather Bailey's freshcut fabrics and think this is looking very nice. I really enjoyed your virtual quilt show tour. Some great fabrics. Have you seen heather's blog-amazing, wish my sewing room , "sugar hack" looked neat and gorgeous like hers! Cheers, tracey