Monday, October 26, 2009

Sticks and Stones

I was a little under the weather last week, nothing bad, just enough to keep me from getting things done. But by yesterday I was much better and did some easy stitching.
I participated in a swap for blacks, whites and brights at my guild and stitched up a few more blocks for that. (This is Bonnie Hunter's Sticks and Stones quilt.) I think the real fun of this quilt will be designing a border. I'm thinking piano keys with brights, or maybe offset bricks in brights, or maybe even some triangles or a zig zag. Suggestions? Ohhhh....and maybe I could interrupt the center with something more interesting, too, that gets picked up in the borders! A block or two with a design of some sort, or a zig zag that borders an inner section, or ... ??? The design part is just so much fun.
I like wonky, but only when it adds to the overall design. When I have cornerstones and small strips I press them on a grid so I discover problems before I stitch. Look at the strip on the left!

8 comments:

True Blue Nana said...

Love the black and white prints. I have always wanted to do one like that. There are so many things I want to do and so little time!!

Cathi said...

I love the look of the black and white with the brights!

Julie ZS said...

That black and white looks so crisp with those great colors. I like your wonky prevention tip, I'm going to try that the next time I want to *avoid* wonkiness.

ROZ said...

Lots and lots of interesting fabric!

Vicki W said...

Those are fun blocks!

GARI said...

I love your black and white: so simple and yet so striking. It will be fun to see what it turns out to be when it grows up.

Valerie said...

no suggestions, but such a fun quilt so far!!!

Meggie said...

Lots of fun possibilities!