Monday, March 14, 2011

Glowing Log Cabin, and Another Wonk Star

I placed the blocks into diamonds instead of squares and I like the result. I have enough to finish it if I cut the edge pieces in half. I think it looks cool and I'm feeling confident and ready to quilt it. What do you think of these two shapes?

Do you like this?


Or this?

I'm leaning toward diamonds because I'm bored with making these blocks. I have enough to sew the top if I do the diamonds and it'll still be square, which seems important to me for this quilt. It'll be smaller than I planned, but I can live with it. If I go with the squares I have enough blocks to make a 4 block by 5 block (blocks are 15") top, or I could just continue to make five more blocks for a 25 block square top like I originally planned. I'm leaning toward diamonds. It looks more interesting to me than the squares. Would love to know what any of you think. 

Okay. And last night I made another wonk star. Boy do I love these things! This one's about 9". I can see in my mind a big wonky top of randomly shaped and sized stars. The Patty Young Sanctuary fabric around the edges makes the thing POP. So this one is my interpretation of space, it's tumultuous out there. 


Happy sewing blog friends!

21 comments:

  1. Generally things "on point", like the diamonds, are more interesting. But I am concerned about cutting those side blocks in half. They won't just fit in like they appear to before being cut. Seam allowance may be a problem. If you decide to go ahead with this idea, only cut ONE in half and see before moving on.

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  2. oh my ... on point on point - the diamonds look fantastic ...

    I agree with Liz, be careful !! ... but as you'll have to bind it anyway it should work fine?

    ... anyway, if it doesn't work perfectly just send it to me, I love it :)

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  3. Wow I love the diamonds!!
    I love your concept as it is. Would you mind if I "borrow" it. I have a rainbow jelly roll lying around here that I'm struggling with ideas for. I saw this and KNOW it would be perfect - if you are OK With this.
    xx

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  4. Okay first off - "point on point" - thank you! I had not a clue what it was called. On seam allowances, most of the blocks are oversized - I haven't squared them to 15.5" - thankfully - because now I think I can cut them first, then square them and still be able to add 1/4" to the hypotenuse sides of each of the cut blocks. I'll definitely take your advice just cut one first to play with it. Thanks!

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  5. Wow! These blocks look GREAT either way. Congratulations!! Love your wonky stars too.

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  6. I do like the point on point....it looks quite amazing but the other looks really good too.

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  7. LOVE the on point! I actually have some advice on this I once made a quilt where I cut the blocks on the sides in half and it got SO wonky with the bias edges. The next time, (can you believe I did it again?) I sewed a quarter inch line from point to point, right down the middle of the block -- one on each side of the point. In other words, two seams right down the middle. THEN I cut them in half. No stretch! Hope it works for you too.

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  8. Love the point on point for a change of pace. Either way it just really glows. And the wonky star if great, love your fabric selection.

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  9. I think the on point arrangement glows. I also like your wonky stars.

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  10. Which will it be? I can't wait to see what YOU decide! the colors VibRaTE! cool!

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  11. I love the blocks on point. They look like gems! For the blocks that you might cut into triangles, I'd suggest that first you sew another round of logs onto them. That way when you cut them in half the triangles will be a bit oversized. This will help to avoid the too-small triangle problem that Liz mentioned. And I think that Melissa S. had a great tip for those bias edges.

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  12. On point please.
    Love the wonky star!

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  13. Dan
    Me gustan muchos tus trabajos. Eres muy creativo.
    Saludos desde Argentina!!!
    I folow you!!!

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  14. I guess you don't need one more opinion as everyone seems to like the on point and sew do I.

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  15. Both layouts are nice and I love the wonk star!

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  16. On point layouts always add that little something to a one-block quilt, I think. Love your wonky star.

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  17. Both are nice, but I like the second one better. Love the wonky star!

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  18. Love the top lay out. Very eye catching

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