Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ramblin' Rose Never Made it to Jamestown

This is the block of the month quilt from 2007 at Tiny Stitches, my LQS. I was really proud last year, that while I didn't actually make a block a month, I DID make all the blocks before 2008 arrived. I never intended to set the blocks as Marti Michell did in her Ramblin' Rose Goes to Jamestown quilt. This was the first time I ever worked with Marti's templates, and I'll tell you something, if you don't know what a quarter inch seam is, your blocks will NEVER come together properly using her templates. Making these blocks has improved my piecing accuracy DRAMATICALLY.

The original design for the quilt calls for setting the blocks with diagonal rows of log cabin blocks. I just didn't think it showcased the blocks as strongly as I'd like. (God help me, I'm criticizing Marti Michell for heaven's sake.) So after staring at my design wall for a QUITE SOME TIME I have decided I can't set the blocks directly together, the differences in corners and other "meeting points" are too different to look good that way. I'm going to do a simple sashing. I don't have enough of the color I wanted to use (the lighter red) so this is as far as I've gotten:

I want to do a border all around these blocks when I'm done, possible one of the blacks, and then decide about the outer borders.


Melinda said...

Your blocks look great in their new setting. Can't wait to see it with borders on.

Michelle said...

Wow...I just finished the binding on my Jamestown quilt last night! I did the original setting, but I like your choice of setting too! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I will show a picture of all the ornaments after the exchange. Sorry to reply here, but you are "no reply" on your email.:)

Idaho Quilter said...

Building the quilt one block at a time, one border at a time, that is the way I work. Do you find that the quilt will tell you if you give it time. That's how ufo's are born lol. Then of course there is the lack of fabric dictating. Thanks for stopping by.

MOLLY said...

Just Gorgeous, Danielle--Love those blocks in any setting!