Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WIP Wednesday

All the little half-square triangles have been matched up with their central squares to make 42 beautiful anvil blocks. 

I'm just debating how to put them together now. I spent a good hour laying them out on the living room floor last night and playing around with them. I originally planned to sash them and seeing them all together like this shows me that they're a little busy to be next to each other.

Due to the wonders of modern technology I've come up with a couple of layouts. The first is the above layout with 2" sashing between all the blocks. This was the original plan but I'm still not entirely happy. I think it's the lack of symmetry in the design. The second layout shows the same sashing but rotating every other block. For some reason this is a lot more pleasing to my eye so I think this is the one I'll go for. What do you think?

Other projects:
  • Neutral jelly roll bear paws - Still waiting to be basted and quilted. 
  • It's a hoot - Debating layout. Maybe I'll have to come up with something completely different
  • Hex-a-long - Fabric ordered, can't wait to start
  • Frosted window panes - Found the pattern, more to come!


  1. I actually prefer the first layout but it`s what is pleasing to your eye that is important!I`m sure it`s going to look great whatever you decide.

  2. they look great all laid out like that!

  3. I think you should go for the one that's more pleasing to your own eye! (I like them both)

  4. What about rotating but only use sashing between each group of 4?

  5. I like the second rotated version; it looks great - curious how you will end with the project. Have fun!

  6. I like them rotated! I think Connie's idea sounds good too!

  7. Hi there, I'm Jan from Cornwall, UK - found you from Lily's. Great work, I'm loving the fish.