Friday, August 26, 2011

{Post #784} Broken Dishes Layout




Here is my first layout idea for the Broken Dishes blocks.  I put up busy and solid-looking cornerstones.  I am leaning towards the solid ones. 



Here is the quilt layout with my planned border fabric plus using extra blocks as cornerstones.  What do you think?  Should I add a solid-looking red border before the outer busy border?  Use a different border fabric altogether? 



This would be a wall hanging or a table topper.  I'll put a hanging sleeve on it so the new owner has that option.

Give me your input on colors, borders, etc.  I alternated red and green blocks here.  Would all one color block be better?

It's fun to have so many little blocks to play with.  The blocks are 3-1/4", the cornerstones are 1-1/2" square, and the sashings are 1-1/2" x 3-1/4".

~Joan

5 comments:

Kristi said...

oh lovely!!

Leeanne said...

I like what you have, is it worth auditioning a stripe for the border?

Suzy said...

Definitely the more solid green for the cornerstones. Because the blocks themselves add movement, it's nice to have a place to rest your eyes. Personally, I really like the border fabric you chose, but if it were my quilt, I would add a red inner border as you suggested.

Beautiful quilt, can't wait to see it completed. :o)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Here's my opinion:

1. Plain cornerstones.
2. Yes. A narrow red border first.
3. I like alternating red and green blocks.

This will be a really cute Christmas quilt!

Me and My Stitches said...

I think either of the cornerstones would work - my eye doesn't really see those. Definitely a small red border first and I like the layout!