I'm just going to town on my blocks for Belle Meade . . . .
For those of you who've not stopped by lately, or ever, my current project is Belle Meade, by Bonnie Blue Quilts. This quilt has been on my To Do list for ages. I bought the pattern at the Road to California quilt show, last year! Bonnie Blue had this pattern kitted and available at the show using Rouenneries, by French General for Moda. I had been thinking about doing some sort of Ocean Waves pattern and after seeing Bonnie Blue's version, I knew I had found my pattern. When Rural Jardin by French General for Moda was released, I decided to use it for Belle Meade instead.
So far this project has been nothing but fun, I spent the end of the year making the required 656 two inch hst units, and in just a matter of a couple of weeks, I've already made 30 of the 41 required blocks. These blocks are very easy to piece, no fudging or fussing, it's been more sewing and going.
So now that I've got a design wall full of blocks, I need to decide their placement in the quilt.
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This is my first instinct . . .
a row of red blocks then a row of blue blocks. If I go this route, I'm done making blue blocks, I just need 11 more red blocks.
Here's another idea I'm toying with,
alternating the red and blue blocks. I like it, it's orderly, which suits my personality, but still has a nice mix going on.
My last idea is going totally random,
which is impossible for me really, I'm not sure I would ever be happy with my arrangement if I chose this route..... Right now, looking at this picture, I see 20 blocks that are not in their best place, which would probably result in a different 20 blocks not being in their perfect place after I rearranged the first 20.... see where this going.......
So that's where I am right now, do you even see any difference between the 3 pictures, am I just wasting my time and effort with this block placement thing....what do you think?
Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts is sewing right along on Belle Meade too, be sure to check out Nicole's progress!!