Sunday, November 8, 2009

I- Spy in progress

You know how I'm always asking for help? Take a look at this and tell me what you'd move. There are a few reds that I want to swap with each other, but otherwise I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'd love to hear any suggestions you have though, as it's completely possible that I have looked at it one too many times!

If you look at it on flickr, be sure to look at a small version as it looks very cool little. Plus there are some notes on certain blocks.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Help, please!

For Christmas I am making the Bug an I-Spy quilt. I joined an I-Spy swap so I have TONS of blocks. Each block will be 3.5 inches once sewn.

I had wanted to make it like a rainbow by pairing the ones with a red image next to a red piece of sashing,etc. Similar to this one from jarobichaux's flickr page (Only not quite as awesome as I would use solids, just ROYGBIV and B&W):

I did not want to have the solid squares as large as the I-Spy squares, was thinking maybe 1 inch sewn (1.5 inch cut).

But then I realized that it wouldn't match up if all the blocks weren't the same size. And I have SO MANY blocks it would make a HUGE quilt.

I could smoosh them all together like iris b2007 did here, but I doubt my eye for it (though the more I look at it the more I like it.)

So then I though about doing all one color sashing like this one from the Rice Family's flickr page:
Should I give up on the rainbow and do all the same color sashing? Or should I use fewer squares saving the rest for another quilt? Or do you have a third idea?