Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I recently saw a picture of an old quilt and decided I wanted to figure out how it was made. Before I knew what was happening, I had 24 blocks done! The old quilt in the picture had the blocks set solid without sashing and without borders. I really didn't want to match up all the points on the edges, plus there would be a lot of bulk where the points meet, so I decided to use some sashing. I thought the bright pink would brighten up the blocks which turned out a little more blah than I had envisioned. Of course, the problem I run into when I really have little or no plan is that the planning part of my brain is slow to catch up with the cutting and sewing part! I want to add some cornerstones but can't decide on the color. I thought maybe I could lay out two rows of blocks with a strip of sashing and insert little squares of my two choices and take a picture of it. Sometimes looking at a picture makes it easier to decide--at least for me. Anyhow, I am posting the pictures of both options and asking for opinions. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know which color cornerstones looks better.

Option 1:

Option 2:



  1. I'm partial to the lighter cornerstone block! I think it makes the inner pinwheel stand out more!

  2. I prefer option 1 with the darker little cornerstones but both are good
    Hugs Janice

  3. BTW..I am no expert at all..but I like the first one best....no real reason...just like the way it looks. Very pretty by the way!

  4. I am not sure if you made this already, but have you thought about using both the light and dark and making a half square triangle block?
    Chris from your yahoo group

  5. I really like the first one best, with the darker cornerstones. I feel like the contrast is great, and if someone was making this quilt a hundred years ago, they would have gone with the darker choice.
    Beautiful quilt either way!