Thursday, January 13, 2011

Time flies!

Where does the time go? I can't believe that it's almost Friday was just Monday!

I must put these blocks together tomorrow and could use some opinions. There are 6 blocks in this row-by-row and I can't seem to decide on which way they should be sewn together. The pic is 4 different layouts.

I think my problem is that one of the light backgrounds is too dark and that's throwing me off. The other challenge is whether to have the blocks all going the same way or to alternate the orientation. The block pattern is Starry Ways and Marcia shows them alternating when used to make the entire quilt.

On another note, I must confess about an embarrassing moment. A couple weeks ago, Janet was here cutting strips on the Go Cutter. She came back from the bathroom and said, "Maybe you already know this but I noticed that your candle mat in the bathroom hasn't been handstitched closed on the back." Well, I did know it when I put it out, but planned to stitch it up sometime during the holiday season. We had a good laugh over that one and this week I stitched it up and even added some crosshatch quilting.

So, now it can be washed and put away for Christmas 2011.


Sandy said...

Lovely blocks. I think they would look better put together in a random fashion, but I am not a fan of row blocks, so that is probably why.

((How does someone see the back of your candle mat? Hmmmmm))

fiberobsession said...

I prefer the 3rd row.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Ruthie, I too think they should be placed in a random fashion. I also like it when the "points" are all pointing towards each other like Marcia shows them. The secondary patterns won't show as dramatically but I like that :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Mmmm! Love those Starry Ways blocks!

Quilt Azubi said...

your 'starry ways' are gorgeous !! :))
thanks for sharing !!

greets from germany