Monday, July 06, 2009

Quilt Top or Something Else?


Today Ellen (my 13 year old daughter) and I were playing around with the 4o squares that I received from Art Gallery Fabrics last month, and we were trying to come up with a design for a lap top. The 40 squares represent an assortment of Patricia Bravo's designs. The fabrics are just beautiful.

I don't know--what do you think--which layout do you like best? Or do you have suggestions for something different? Maybe I should cut each block in half and try something new? The blocks are each 6.5" square, and I really don't want to add in any other prints. Perhaps instead of a quilt I should make a patchwork bag--decisions, decisions....

Ruth


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12 comments:

  1. I say go for a patchwork bag. It's a quick project and you can enjoy your fabrics all the time while using your bag.

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  2. Have you seen the patchwork pillows that Alicia at Posie gets Cozy is currently making? They are so fun! She also has a great way of sewing the patchwork squares together. I am planning on making some pillows soon!

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  3. I like the last layout the best for a quilt, very cute.

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  4. I like the first layout, but maybe put the squares in color order for a smooth, rainbow effect.

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  5. I prefer the first layout. But I would like to see either the squares cut in half on the diagonal, or better yet, I would love to see you do a rag quilt. You can see a picture of one on Xue's blog, http://xue-originals.blogspot.com/ . You can Google "rag quilts" to find out how to do this.

    Regards,

    Trudy,
    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  6. I like the first layout!

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  7. I like the first layout the best. But a bag sounds great too. Or even a piece of clothing..

    So many possibilities with such lovely fabrics!

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  8. The row layout, last picture, is the best to really make the fabric pop.

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  9. I like the first layout better.

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  10. I really like the top choice.

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  11. i like the 3rd example, perhaps you could distract it by adding 2 more rows of white between the 2nd and the 3rd line. but with these busy prints i think this simple design works very good. happy crafting.

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