27 March 2008

Important Voting Issue


I started making a tumbling blocks quilt, and I have many layout options to choose from. While my sister-in-law's vote will weigh a lot because it is for her baby, I think there might be enough fabric left over to make one for me, too. So I must ask for thoughts, etc. from the peanut gallery, since I am hopelessly design challenged.
Number 1
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Or Number 5

At the moment, I am torn between 2 and 3.

It's best to take a class on this one or get the full instruction manual, but if you want some basic instructions, you can look at this website. There is also a link to the lady's site so you can buy the book if you want. The glorious thing about this method is that there are no Y seams. It is a strip method. Woohoo!


Gina said...

Wow. Amazing. I think I like #2 best. But they are all interesting to look at!

Melissa said...

Strip quilting is the most wonderful kind of quilting in the world! I really like #3... and I'm off to go look at that pattern!

Queen Elizabeth said...

I really like #1 but let's face it, they're all gorgeous.... and you are soo ambitious! You go girl!

amy said...

you continue to freak me out with your impressiveness. i am also torn between #2 and #3, but am leaning toward #3.

Leisha said...

No. 3 (sooooo cute, all of them!)

Jill said...

This quilt is beautiful!

You are AMAZING!!

msjvd said...

I vote for #1 for the baby and #2 for you.

Reasons why: for a baby, what you want is stimulation. This particular design shows the progression of a color wheel on a smaller scale, which might be easier for a baby to focus on. Even at a very young age, a child will see those colors and take in that color progression and form a bit of logic from that smaller, easier design.

#2 for you because the design is more pleasing to the eye. The progression is longer, and a diametric design is generally more pleasing to an adult, more sophisticated taste.

Does that make sense, Jenn?

Damama T said...

I like #2, but there is also something very appealing for me about #4. Maybe my ingrained belief that vertical stripes make you look thinnner? LOL! Any one that you choose will be beautiful. Can't wait to see the results.

LovingTheChaos said...

I'm for 1 or 3 :)

Nan said...

Number 3 is infinitely MORE interesting than the others - I love them all jumbled up...but, that being said, any of them would sew up into an absolutely darling quilt!! Love the gospel/pregnancy analogies....so,so true! Hooter Hider in the mail to you today!

Dansie Family said...

holy cow you are awesome. i love them all. the bright colors are so cute. i am torn between 2 and 3 as well. i really am going to use your help on this one. your design sense is way better than mine. i'll have to check out the website soon if i want to get this ready for the class.

Dansie Family said...

sorry, porter wanted to put in his two cents as well. he likes all of the them the very best. he thinks you do a really good job and wants me to make ALL of them exactly like yours. thanks a lot.

Susan Vilate said...

I like #2. It just caught my eye.

Anonymous said...

They are all gorgeous, but I think #3 is my favorite.

Pippilotta said...

Hello Jen,

I like 1 and 2 most. Wonderful colours have you chosen.

Congratulations to the birth of Henry.


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