Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Community Quilt: Arrangement Options

I am in love with our Community Quilt right now.  I have finished making the 64 blocks and they are nicely squared, which was absolutely necessary due to my poor ironing skills.  Anyway, I took a little time over the weekend to position the blocks in different arrangements on my design bed. 


You can make little diamonds.  Now, the bed is not large enough for the entire quilt, so there would be a 4th column of diamonds in the final version.  This is my favorite option.


You can make little squiggles.  This was too hard for my eye to focus on.  I was also having trouble envisioning quilting this, where with the diamond pattern you could do straight line diagonals or quilt a design in the center of each diamond.  Here, I didn't see the same variety of quilting options.


My other half thinks this looks like a snake skin pulled over the bed.  That is one massive, but colorful snake.  This was really pretty from above and would make a great wall hanging.  However, when my eye level is only a few feet above the bed (I'm a shortie) I could not see the full pattern and it looked like randomly placed blocks. 

The diagonal blocks made me dizzy.  Need I say more?


Do you have a favorite?  I am curious to hear what you guys think.  The diamonds are stealing my heart right now, but I would like to hear your thoughts too.

To give credit where credit is due, the pattern and arrangement options are from Tea Quilts.  You can see a gallery of several finished quilts using this pattern here.

Congratulations to the Fluffy Sheep Quilting car boot(-ish) giveaway winners!   Eva of Pippa Blue won the bobbin holder, Hadley of Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle won the chalk pencils, Katy of Miss Pixie will be receiving the fabric and Gill will give the pattern a try.  Your packages are going in the mail today or tomorrow.

30 comments:

Token Asian Friend said...

YES! I am a fan of the diamonds too! That is a lot of work. Way to go!

Flying Blind... said...

I am with you on the beautiful Diamonds!
Thank you again for my winnings xx

gill said...

Hi Cindy
Firstly a big thank you for the pattern!
I like the diamonds too - it's looking like a one horse race so far!!

Linda Coleman said...

I really like the diamonds Cindy.
Linda

memmens said...

Yes definitely the diamonds.

Marg said...

I love the diamonds too.

Elizabeth D. said...

Oooh, I really dig the diamonds, Cindy - but the other options were interesting ideas, thanks for sharing!

Riel Nason said...

I like the diamonds, but I also like the third picture. Whatever you chose, you've got a great quilt going!

Lotti said...

Definitely the diamonds, it's looking really gorgeous

Miss Pixie said...

I really like the snake skin one! Very different :) I adore how colourful it is.

Katy
x

Pieces to Love said...

I like the squiggles, you could quilt it to mimic the curves.

But the first one is the most eye pleasing to me.

patchworkdelights said...

I think they are all lovely options but my fav is the first one the diamonds, gorgeous! Fi

Helen said...

My favourite is the diamonds - fabulous!

Deanna said...

Diamonds! But, regardless of arrangement, it would be hard to make this quilt look bad. Very nice work.

Jennifer said...

The first option is most definitely best, although the squiggles are pleasing.

Lindsay Conner said...

The little diamonds and the large diamond radiating from the center are my faves!

Melinda said...

The first and third are my favorites but I really like the first!

Kate said...

My first choice would definitely be the first one, but the third one is nice, too!

kwiltmakr said...

Awesome! Love the diamonds.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Definitely the diamonds, looking great Cindy!

Ruth said...

I also like the first option - it looks really balanced and interesting enough without being busy. It's going to be gorgeous!

M-R said...

Yep, the diamonds are my favorite. That quilt is looking great!

LynCC said...

I definitely favor the first layout. :D Hehe - That one choice *does* look like a giant snake skin. . .

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said...

I like the first layout too. it seems more appealing to the eyes.

Tammy said...

Diamonds!

Sandy said...

All are nice, but I love the least traditional one, the most unique one to me is the 2nd one, the one that looks like waves. Good luck with your project.

Ann Marie said...

I love the first one.

Lee said...

Wow, the Community Quilt looks great! I agree with you that I like the first one best, but they're all lovely. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Lydia said...

I have to agree. Those diamonds look amazing.
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