Sunday, October 28, 2007

Charm Square Hell!

I thought using charm squares would be so easy! Just sew them together! Hmmmm, anything but! I am finding it difficult to come across a pleasing layout, this was supposed to be a quick whip it up quilt, 4 days later I am still messing around with layouts.....

This was my first one, based on the pattern mentioned in the last post. Although its Daz's pick, something about it wasn't quite right...

So I rearrarnged some more, but still thought nope! And so tried some pinwheels...

But I have done pinwheels already this year, doesn't quite work either. So rearranged some more...

Interesting this one! Purple is too strong though. So I left it for a few days and have just stuck this layout below up on the design wall.

I have enough to make another 4 blocks. So could be a posibility. Then when I showed Daz the photo's this was the one he liked the least! Arrgggg!!! I don't actually mind it, bit of rearranging and could be a winner. The only other idea I have is after posting all these photos, the first one, the original idea is growing on me again. Maybe try it with the triangles being the same print, I matched them with prints the same colour value, but seeing as though I have 2 of each triangle, that might work.... back to the design wall!

And then just cause Grace wanted to get in the shot.

11 comments:

The Humming Cat said...

The top one is my fave. The one with Grace in it I have seen before but with 2 different fabrics making up the centre square, so 2 of each similar coloured triangle. Have you tried that version?

Heids said...

I have to say, I like the pinwheels - but as I know nothing about quilting my comment is not worth much!!! Hope you find a design you like. Miss Grace is gorgeous.

Cass said...

The top one is my fav too! Love the photo of Grace

Vicki W said...

I love the top one the best and the last one second. I love the fabrics!

Austy's Mum said...

Just to confuse you more, I like the second layout best! If you were going to do the last one, I nreckon go with AJ's suggestion for the centre squares to spark a bit more life into it. The first is pretty cool too - love the colours!

ingrid said...

I like the last one best :-)

Emma said...

My vote goes to layout 2!

Samantha said...

I really like the last one... Esp if you can add 4 more!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I was told on the weekend to get a couple of charm packs for an easy quilt but your post doesn't seem this way.
My vote would be for the 2nd pic or pinwheels but I see you have made it this year so number 2.
We'll be back to check in with you again.

Helen in the UK said...

I like the random simplicity of the first layout shown :)

atet said...

I'm loving the zig-zag/lightning bolt layout. The last one is good too -- I've used it myself, have you tried it by doing random colors to make the diamond pattern?