Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Little Bit of a Whole Lotta . . . . .


I seem to be doing a little bit of everything right now, a little bit of wrapping, a little bit of addressing, we even got a little bit of snow. Just a couple of inches that when added to 40 mile an hour winds caused a little bit of a mess. Luckily for me, I just stayed in and watched it from my window.

I've also been able to squeeze in a little sewing!

I'm still undecided on what to do about the red stars in this quilt, but I have decided on something else.

I'm going with this fabric for the sashing and cornerstones for my floating star blocks! My original plan was to use a tone on tone cream, but that was too plain. This fabric was made to surround those stars, don't you think? Just in case you've forgotten, the fabric is Olde World Style by Monique Dillard for Maywood Studio. Thanks Monique, that fabric is just the perfect style and width for this project!

So, like I said, I'm having no trouble with the green star blocks, but I'm still trying to decide what to do about the red stars, but I have made progress! If you consider narrowing my choices down to 3 progress!
Option 1:
Red center star, green background, red and black outer star points. (top row center)
Option 2:
Red center star, green background, green and black outer star points (bottom row right)
Option 3:
Thelma, give it up, not every quilt needs red!



Anytime I'm in the general neighborhood of my sewing room, I take a peek at my design wall, sooner or later it will come to me, I just know it, in the meantime I'm making more green blocks!

A couple of folks wondered how I got Oh Christmas Tree hung, it only required three things;


this very tall ladder, a little bit of nerve on my part, and a husband who doesn't complain about holes in the wall!!

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20 comments:

  1. I think a few red center stars will pick up the red in the cornerstones and give it a bit of zing. Great choice of fabric for the sashing and cornerstones!

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  2. The sashing is perfect. I love the red in the cornerstones too. I love both both blocks and I'm looking forward to what you come up with.

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  3. WHAT!!!!! NO RED!!!! Hush woman! LOL! of course every quilt needs red LOL! Even if it just the red cornerstones which are, by the way, most perfect for framing star blocks :)

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  4. The sashing is great...How about throwing in a few red with green stars? OMG that is a very tall ladder...You are a very brave girl.

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  5. I like both red options- use them both randomly. The sashing and corner stones are just perfect!

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  6. That is going to be one gorgeous quilt! I love the sashing and cornerstones...couldn't be more perfect! I really like the green stars, but agree that some random red stars would really pop.

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  7. I love the sashing and cornerstones you have picked out. I think you should definately leave the red in. What about keeping the same fabrics, but mixing up the placement within each block? Some big red/outer stars with the dark for the little star? Just another idea to throw in the hopper!

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  8. I actually really like the red stars as they are. I think that if you take them otu completely the quilt will be flat - the red really makes it have that 'zing' factor. I do like the sashing print and cornerstones that you've chosen!

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  9. That sashing and especially the cornerstones are perfect! Wow - I love those fabrics. The red stars really stand out with the green ones, but I think if you sprinkle a few in, your eye moves around the quilt looking for them. Whatever you decide, it's very pretty. Oh. Em. Gee. It scares me even LOOKING at that ladder!

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  10. I love the red stars mixed in. They make the quilt pop! If I had to pick just one, I would go with the green and black outer points, but honestly, I think I would leave both in. Unless the colors are different in person, the red and black outer points don't glare at you, they blend in beautifully. Any way you go, it's going to be gorgeous!!

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  11. I do think you need the red. It makes it cheerful and adds zing ;-)

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  12. I think you need the red stars, too. They would be poppers throughout your quilt. The cornerstones are wonderful.

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  13. I am completely undecided about the red. That usually doesn't happen to me. Good luck deciding!

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  14. LOVE the RED! It makes that quilt POP!! Love the red!!!!

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  15. A little bit of a whole lotta seems to be the story of my life this week! Love how your quilt blocks are coming along!

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  16. Yikes. That is some tall ladder, girlfriend.
    You NEED the red stars Thelma! Make more of them and you will like it better. When I was making Mocha Trails I thought it was pretty random to just toss in that aqua color with the chocolate and tan, but it totally works. Like Lisa said, with the proper placement, your eye will search them out and it will be more interesting.

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  17. I love your sashing. I agree with Nicole that is you make more red stars, those won't seem so startling. I think it will look good.

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  18. Oh, yes, you "totally" need the red!!! Your sashing is smashing...love it!

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  19. Thelma, you climbed up that ladder? You are my new hero.

    I am undecided about the star blocks. At first, I thought I liked the one in the top center row. Then I looked again and liked the bottom right also. Maybe a scrappy star quilt?

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  20. I really like the variety you have going on there. Why not do it all?

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