And then I decided I wanted to keep the chain going. So Option B is a Black sashing with some White squares added in to finish the "chain" look.
And then I really got into the whole chain idea, and added in a lot more piecing. So Option D is a larger Black sashing with some White and Black Nine Patches added in to totally finish the "chain" look.
And the of course, there is always that point where you circle back around and wonder if you should just keep it simple. So Option E is just taking it back to a plain White Sashing.
So what do you think??? Which finishing style do you like best???
So ya, know you have two opinions to weigh in on ;)
Oh, and one last thing. Speaking of Patterns . . . I am celebrating turning 40 with a 40% off Pattern Sale!!! The sale will go until Friday and I have also added Printed HARD COPY PATTERNS in my shop. So if you see a quilt you want to make but can't be in class because you are far away, now is the time to pick up the pattern for it ;)
Thanks for your help today and I hope you all are having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
Oh, so many choices! My favorites are B and D.ReplyDelete
I love option C for the quilt! I think the last option is too much black and overpowers the stars. But the single row of black allows the colors to pop!ReplyDelete
I would LOVE a pattern and would totally buy it as soon as it was released!
I'm curious, when do you plan on doing your quilt-a-long? I want to make sure I leave time in my schedule to participate :)Delete
It's Coming Soon!!!! I am just finishing the design and working on getting all of the sponsorship set-up. It will probably go Sept-Nov ;) And we are doing a Medallion Quilt!!!Delete
I like B because it seems the white pieces just pop a lot more.ReplyDelete
Option B, although I like D, too.ReplyDelete
I like option B the mostReplyDelete
I vote for D.ReplyDelete
I like D the best. It brings out the white in the lighter blocks and creates more definition.ReplyDelete
I like D.ReplyDelete
love each one but I favor D.ReplyDelete
I like D bestReplyDelete
I love D!ReplyDelete
I can see how you have a difficult decision to make. I like option B because it is more simple. I really like option D also, but I think it's a bit busy with all the white in the outer borders. Maybe eliminate the 9-patches in the outer borders? Good luck with your decision!ReplyDelete
My favorite is C--the white cornerstones make it sparkle!ReplyDelete
I like C and E. Both are nice with the white touches.ReplyDelete
this is going to be a beautiful quilt! It is so cool that you have this program to make previews.
That was really fun to think about....thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Interestingly I like option B the best since I find the cornerstones of C to be visually distracting.
I thought I would really like D as I was thinking "what if you added another sashing with a 9 patch connection", but was surprised to find that I didn't like it as much as B.
But all of the ideas are fabulous, including the simple white sashing, so you can't go wrong!
I just love option D, it was a no-brainer. It just jumped off the page at me.ReplyDelete
I think I like d best, except maybe that outside round would be a... six patch instead of the full 9. Hm. I like B a lot as well.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love Option D ... It's a winner. I would love that pattern any which way it comes. Great pattern. Great Options!! You win!! I win if I can get the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing some super ideas!!ReplyDelete
I absolutely love B and D!ReplyDelete
My favorite is D and then C and then B. The black really makes the color pop.ReplyDelete
D is the one for me. You are so talented, Melissa.ReplyDelete
I like D best.ReplyDelete
I like Option B. I also like D, but for all the extra work, I don't like it extra better -- lol. Anyway you finish it will be wonderful. Can't wait to see the reveal. And Happy 40th!ReplyDelete
I like D and B. The others are fine but nothing special...a little boring.ReplyDelete
B is really greatReplyDelete
I like D the best I think. I would love to do the class with all of that involved.ReplyDelete
B is my favorite and D is my second choice. Both of them are quite beautiful. Happy 40th birthday.ReplyDelete
I like "D". A bit more work but worth it!!! Thank you for showing what a color change will create.ReplyDelete
I like D the bestReplyDelete
D all the wayReplyDelete
My favorite is option D, love the chain, but the black cross is really bold between the blocks. I'd be interested to see what happens if you do something with the sashing like using a black-white-black strip between the 9 patches to break up that big black cross so the focus is on the stars. Makes me wish for EQ so I could play with your pattern, too.ReplyDelete
option B: I love the chain it creates, but it isn't too busy. Hugs, HReplyDelete
Thanks for the great layouts for that lovely quilt. B is my favorite. Let us know if you offer the pattern and quilt along!!ReplyDelete
I like C that balances the blocks but is enhanced by cornerstones as well as other bits of white.ReplyDelete
I love D looks like shining starsReplyDelete
I love D.ReplyDelete
I love option B with the continuous chain. So clever!ReplyDelete
I think option B is best :)ReplyDelete
Hi,Melissa, Happy 40th! I really like option D but think it would be great on point for an even more stunning look. However, you choose to do your pattern would be great! Thank you for sharing your pattern and birthday with us!!ReplyDelete
I like option B as well. The colors and the whites just seem to stand out better.ReplyDelete
D. It's the best.ReplyDelete
I like B and C and would love to have the pattern with different sizes and layout options. I would buy the patternReplyDelete
Option E. Because I’m not crazy about black.ReplyDelete
I like C. It reminds me of a clear, dark, stary night. It almost sparkles.ReplyDelete
I like option B the best!ReplyDelete
The white sashing just doesn't let the colors pop. I like B, C, or D.ReplyDelete
I would switch the star blocks around.ReplyDelete
In the first row, I would switch the red and the green. Put the yellow where the orange is.
Switch the purple and the dark yellow.
I like the light sashing:)
I vote for option B. I like chains and stars. For me A and E are kind of standard, C is too busy taking attention away from chain, and in D the black crosses take attention away from chain.ReplyDelete
Option B is my favorite.ReplyDelete