Monday, June 18, 2007

Which setting to use??

This weekend I made four pp'd blocks (pattern by Carol Doak). I am trying to figure out how I want to use them. Here are my options:

1) a straight setting of all 4


2) an on-point setting using five blocks. I'd have to make one more block. The blobs of fabric are there to help visualize a fifth block in that space.


3) an on-point setting using four blocks.



4) three blocks in a table runner. The fourth block would go to a RWB block collection that is happening at one of my on-line groups, or I could use the two halves or four quarters of it to add interesting block parts to the ends of the runner.


Which is your personal favorite? Or do you have any brilliant ideas other than what I have shown here? So far I haven't even thought about borders and all those options that will come into play when I settle on the setting. Here's one more thought: I don't use table runners very often. I'm more apt to make use of a wall hanging, or even use it as a table cloth/table covering. However I *like* table runners and might use them more often if I had a better variety on hand.
It's after 1:00 a.m. here and high time to sleep and stop thinking about these blocks. If you feel like voting for a setting option, I look forward to your thoughts. If not, that's OK, too. Nighty-night!

12 comments:

Helen said...

I really like the on-point setting with 5 blocks - sorry, you'll have to make one more (grin)

Hedgehog said...

I like the runner idea. They're all nice, though!

Andi said...

I like the on-point setting with 4 blocks. We're lots of help here, aren't we?!? You could make it a square quilt with corner triangles, and they could have smaller pieced stars inside too...if you wanted to go crazy designing something to fit!!

My second choice would be the 3-block runner or wall-hanging.

Kim West said...

I like the runner idea too!

Tracey said...

I like the on point setting with 4 blocks. I'd suggest making another block but leaving it in quarters and put the quarter blocks way out in the outside corners.

I also like the table runner..

Tonya R said...

Carol, I've got a line on a Liberated Quiltmaking for you. Can you email me please.

Chookyblue said...

I vote for no 3 setting....

paula, the quilter said...

4 blocks, on point. That way you don't have to do another block if you don't want to.

BrendaLou said...

I really liked the no. 3 setting

MOLLY said...

The on point using 5 is my favorite. Sorry--M

Finn said...

Hi Carol, what a fabulous set of blocks! I'm going to vote for the 4 blocks on point. The secondary patterns you get are quite amazing! AND no 5th blocks to make. I think the square is far more useful in a variety of ways than a table runner.
Lucky you, getting to the MN quilt show. I've gotten there in years past, but this wasn't one of them...darn! Hope you had a great time. Hugs, Finn

Kucki68 said...

I like the 5 blocks on point.