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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Picket fence ideas
Hello, all! I hope everyone is having fun with this! I've gotten all of my blocks(almost--but I know where she lives!) and have been thinking about the layout. Here are some ideas and I would LOVE some feedback!
So, this one wouldn't use any sashing. I would do a picket fence border on one side and a regular border around the other three sides. I think I like this one the best, but I want this to be big enough for a bed quilt, so it would probably need another border on the outside of this one, too.
Now this one is sashed and the picket fences are the sashing. It think it might be a little too cutesy for me, but it still might work. This one would need a border or two around it as well. Or I could make 8 more blocks which defeats the purpose of this entire exercise!
So here's what I'm thinking for the back. Victoria made me 2 blocks, so I have an extra to use on the back. I thought I'd use it to build another house. With a picket fence of course. Any thoughts?
Would you use white(which is bound to get really dirty between the dogs that sneak on the beds and the kid that has dirt coming out of his pores!) or a white 30s repro print? I had planned on only using the prints and could probably find one that had a simple enough design that the fence would still shine through, but now I'm wondering.
And I saw this quilting yesterday which I though might be pretty fun for this project!
Any hoo--yesterday when I was "working," I wanted some graph paper to play with this and had none, so I went on-line to find some. I found an awesome site that has squares, hexagons, rectangles, triangles, and circles. I started planning many many quilts! You should check it out--it'll give you lots of ideas!