To keep you on track, here is our schedule:
basting info November 1
quilting ideas and binding info Nov. 5
link up finished quilts Nov. 13-15
Winners announced Nov. 16
You have two whole weeks to finish your quilts before the link -up opens for you to be eligible for our awesome prizes.
Don't forget that you can shop at Fabricworm and get 15% off all purchases of $50 or more for everyone through November 13. To apply, enter the codeELLISFAB in checkout.
OK, on to layouts!
There are a couple of ways to lay out your quilt. What works for me is to arrange the blocks in various options until I find what I like. It also helps to take pictures of each layout because the camera sees things you don't notice. Once you see the layout in a picture, you'll notice a block that needs to be moved or turned in a way you hadn't expected.
All the quilts in the Scrappy Stash Flickr group are great so I grabbed a few to use as layout examples.
One option would be to go with a rainbow effect:
|Quilt by Lesley Worth|
|Quilt by Made By Bec (with sashing)|
You could also go with a color block design such as this:
|Quilt by Dot Dot Goose|
Or you can go a scrambled block layout like this:
|Quilt by Caryn211 |
Don't you just love her giant blocks mixed in with the smaller ones? Genius!
A lot of your layout will depend on how many different color blocks you made. Play with your options and see what works for you.
Keep rocking those blocks and we'll touch base later in the week to chat about basting tips.
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend!