Saturday, September 14, 2013

Perfect Paper Piecing - The Setting

We will be meeting this Friday, September 20, 2013 as usual at 9am.  At this meeting you can finish up any blocks you wish or work on what ever you want!

We will be discussing possible settings for your blocks.  Last year we finished our quilts with sashing on the square.  I will have some other setting ideas for you to explore.  Doesn't mean you have to do it this way, you do what pleases you!  Maybe you are making a table runner and place mats with your blocks...maybe you are making a quilt...what ever you decide to do with them is fine!

Table runner above from:

Your setting is how your blocks are joined together to make your quilt.

Here are some examples of quilts from Connecting Threads website:

This shows how a quilt might look with alternating a solid block with your pieced blocks.  It gives space for the eye to rest and has a light feel about it.

This one, the blocks are touching each other, it's a more dense feeling but still very attractive and you can see a small secondary pattern formed by using the same block over and over.

This quilt has sashing, again giving the eye some rest and and interesting border which draws your eye around the quilt.  Maybe you want a sashing with corner stones?

Alternating a simple block can change up the look completely.  This example is from

Here is another example of a simple block alternated with your pieced blocks to give a very crisp look.  This is from

What happens if you turn your blocks on point and alternate with a simple block?  This

Here is a wonkie setting.

Here is another dynamic option from

Here is another link that can give you some ideas:

You can see that there is a wide variety of possibilities and we haven't even touched the surface. These are pretty tame possibilities, very conservative.   Examples to expand your mind a little.  Go online and google quilt block settings.  See what possibilites you come up with.  Dare to be different!  See you all Friday!  

The Fall Harvest Festival will be on Saturday, October 26th, starting at 4pm.  There will be games for the children, dinner at 5pm and "Trunk or Treat" starting at 6pm.  We will again be exhibiting our quilting, if you have something that you would like to show please contact me and we will display it.  Last years contributions were well received and I would love to have several items to show for this year as well.  

Our final meeting for this year will be on Friday, October 18th at 9am.  We will again have a pot luck brunch.  We can spend the morning sewing and I have some special little gifts for each of you!

No comments:

Post a Comment