Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday

So this is one of my two big WIPs... daunting eh? I had some help making all these string blocks thanks to the lovely ladies of the {Bee}autiful VQB on Flickr. Um, back in September.
Each block is 12" square.


Not surprisingly, I don't have near enough blocks as I'd like! And I'm nearly out of the Darcey fabric that makes up the blues and greens. Therefore, I'll be mixing in a few other non-Darcey prints of similar blues and greens... hopefully it won't throw the whole thing off.
And if it does, I'm keeping this quilt - so no one will be the wiser. Except me.


I'm also thinking of dividing sets of 4 blocks with white sashing, (like this) although I know that will diminish the overall impact. I'm just looking for ways to make it BIGGER. I'll work up some more blocks and see how big it turns out. Or I could add an outside border? Not a huge fan of borders but to make it bigger... might do the trick!

Anyone want to swap their Darcey fabric with me?
I have Japanese grey elephants... :-)

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!
That would be neat having 4 squares sashed by white. Definitely a modern look! Love it, can't wait to see this one finished :)

randi---i have to say said...

wow! this is a really impressive quilt so far. can't wait to see how it finishes up!

Laurel H. said...

FABULOUS string quilt! I actually did what you are considering--put every four blocks inside of white sashing (http://livelystitches.blogspot.com/2010/11/part-3-string-quilt-top.html or http://www.flickr.com/photos/7808968@N07/5173357107/).

Alexandra said...

I love the colors! I need to make a string quilt SOON.

Susanne said...

No sashing! Make two or Three outer borders with White, Green And Blue :)
Susanne

Brynn said...

That looks great! I've been excited to see these together. I actually have some Darcey sitting on my shelves and would love some grey elephants. This quilt has all of the prints I have in it - http://www.flickr.com/photos/41737995@N03/4703544143/
I also have some RLD green stripes I could swap as well. Let me know!

brynn_reese(at)hotmail(dot)com

Meghan said...

Oh, it's just gorgeous! You're right about sashing diminishing the look of your quilt. With the fabulous two-tone thing you have going on, I think a border is a much better idea if you can't get enough blocks. Hopefully you can track down the extra fabric!

Carolyn said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful!

ROZ said...

Very lovely fabrics, and the combination is stunning

Tiffany said...

I wish I had some Darcey fabric. It is fabulous!!