Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Considering a Suggestion

I took it as a suggestion anyways when Nann at With Strings Attached  said that she was imagining these blocks offset. So I had to try it and while I was at it, I thought I'd throw some fabric up on the wall of something that might work for a border.
Nann's wasn't the only comment I considered. Annie at Annie' Quilt Orts commented that she didn't have many batiks in her stash to make this. I'd say that's a good excuse to go buy some more. But then, I hardly used any batiks myself. Not everyone loves them. Sew, use what you like. But her comment did suggest to me to dig into my batiks and find a few more to use. It also reminded me that for over a year now I have been wanting to mix my batiks in with the rest of the stash so I won't forget them again. Now those blocks are cut out and almost all sewed up. I will keep the border fabric up on the wall with the blocks to see how I like it tomorrow in daylight. I rarely choose a border in the evening. IS tonight the night that I move those batiks???
Thank you Ladies.


Heather said...

I like the way the diagonal is emphasised when they are ofset.

I don't have many batiks, but they are mixed in with the rest unless they are set aside for a specific project.

Nann said...

Wow! From my mind's eye to your design wall! I'm going to have to try this for myself.

kadyb said...

Gayle, I really like the offset look. Good suggestion, Nann!