Tuesday, September 5, 2017

3 Blocks done - now what?

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I have been enjoying making these needle-turned applique blocks from the Rin pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.

I have three blocks done - here is the block I just finished up this weekend.


I just love all these blocks together.


But now what?   Do I make a forth block and set them together in a quilt?  (I mocked up this image in a photo editor - imagine these are 4 different blocks.)


Do I set all in a column and then add a lot of negative space?  (I'd need to buy more fabric.)


Or maybe spread out that negative space a bit ....  (I'd also need to buy more fabric.)


I am leaving towards the first mock-up which means I need to get another one of these blocks underway.  I will certainly pick an easier one.  While I continue to enjoy the handwork, I really, really don't like the bumpy bits on the inner circle.

What do you think?

I'll be linking up my blocks with  Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty

14 comments:

  1. The second option with the all blocks on one side looks great :-)

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  2. I like all your ideas for those blocks. You can't go wrong with any of them.

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  3. I think any of the options would be lovely. To me, it's more about what size you want the quilt to finish than anything. :)

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  4. I'm loving that negative space on the second layout! Either way, beautiful blocks!

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  5. I love the Second version!! And then quilt a bunch of circles in varying sizes on the negative space.

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  6. I love those! Is that your pattern? It looks so southwest to me.
    I like the four block layout. But I also like the column, the moser quilter in me wants to quilt that negative space!

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  7. Never Mind! I see the pattern origin, no wonder why I love it!

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  8. Negative space is so modern and nice. The first option with 4 blocks is wonderful as well. Decisions decisions, lol. Looking forward to seeing what you do :)

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  9. I like the second mock up best! So difficult to decide, isn't it?

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  10. Your blocks look fabulous! I like the second option best, and the first option second best.

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  11. I like the line-'em-up-on-one-side option best. No big deal to buy more fabric, right?

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  12. That first one is really intriguing. You could hand quilt (all that hand work deserves more right?!) a ghost Rin in that quadrant for a really cool modern quilt.

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  13. They say flower arrangements in groups of threes is perfect, but you're right, what does one do with three quilt blocks?

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  14. First, your three quilt blocks are beautiful and stitched so well I thought it was fabric (as opposed to applique). I like having negative space but I also like a modern asthetic, so consider that and also how large you want the quilt to be. And I love Sandra's idea of a ghost Rin! In fact, that may be my favorite idea.

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