Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Chester County Criswell Quilt

I have completed blocks 1, 2 and 3 on this directional background fabric and decided it just isn’t going to work.  It would be fine if there was a sashing between the blocks but with them all being sewn together it just looks confusing.

I like the color of this fabric with the different shades of cream so I am looking for something similar that is not directional.


  
Blocks 4 and 5 are ready to stitch.  I tried them on this background but think it might be a little lighter than I want.  I could do the whole quilt scrappy and use several different fabrics.  I believe this is the way the original quilt was done.
Oh happy day more fabric to search for.  Anyone know of a good one?

On another note “MARY LOU " has some good thoughts in her posts today you can check them out here and here.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking to MaryLou's site, I'm glad I checked it out. Much needed reading on a day like today. I'm trying to only hear/read a bit of info and then move over to my Sandy quilts, one side of binding left on the 3rd and final quilt, the box will be posted tomorrow.

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  2. Great work on your blocks! Can't wait to see the quilt when it's finished.:)

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  3. I do like the cream better than the white. Hope you find something. And thanks for linking to Applique Thursday. Off to MaryLou's site.

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