Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Dutch quilt - assembly
So I have two rows done and three more to go. This is a bit of an arduous process because my blocks aren't actually the same size. There is no way to trim them down because I will lose my windmill points, so the only option is to add on. I already planned on adding sashing strips, but I decided that I had to go with those little corner stones to help hide new seam lines. That seems to be working; the stones aren't perfect when you look closely at them and I will make sure that everyone gets a glass of wine in them before looking at this quilt. I had a hard time deciding what color to make the stones. Should I use many colors, one of the prettier pinks or blues, or just go with one color? In the end I decided to go with the gold squares you see above. My thinking was that if I went with multiple colors, this could start to look busy and I would drive myself crazy trying to decide what color to use where. I also thought that I could use a gold thread to quilt the pinwheels and using the gold as the cornerstones would help tie that together. I actually like how it is coming together so I think I made the right choice.