Today I want to give you an idea of how this is all going to be pieced together to make a quilt top. The above photo shows how they will be laid out on a design board all nested together (this is not the final placement, just a random grouping to give you the idea).
Then when I've decided on the final arrangement, they'll be *carefully marked* and sewn together first into vertical rows. Sew together the rows and there you have it - a kaleidoscope quilt top - no sashing...
I'll still need to decide if I want to have any of these hexagons hanging off into the borders... the book shows several finished quilts that use this option, but right now I think "no". If not, then I'll have to trim some of these beauties (that I've been working so hard on) to make four straight sides before adding a border or two of who-knows-what-colors.
I actually like the idea of having them hang over. Would hate to waste all that work you've done!ReplyDelete
I'm leaning toward trim to a straight edge. But maybe not. I guess my vote is "wait and see," because I think it will come down to your border fabric choice (and you have so many great colors to choose from).ReplyDelete
What is Dixie doing UPSTAIRS??ReplyDelete
when i did my OBW, i opted not to have anything hanging out into the border. mostly, i think, because i couldn't conceive how to easily make that happen, even if i wanted it to!ReplyDelete