Sunday, June 21, 2009

University Quilt...STALLED!

I moved the trunk I use as a coffee table out of the middle of the great room yesterday so that I could lay out the blocks for my daughter's university quilt. I tried this layout first and asked her to come up and see it. She's a bit worried that there are too many fabrics in the quilt and wondered about using only some of the fabrics and making something less "busy". She wants me to try using the larger squares of fabric with white sashing and blue cornerstones. I told her I would post a picture of the blocks we have and then ask for any ideas other people might come up with. So, here's your assignment: any ideas on how to "tame" this down a bit and come up with something my daughter might like. I told her I would do something different so she would love the quilt. My daughter is worried we "wasted" money and time on the blocks I already made--I told her I would just make them into something else!!! If you have any ideas, please let me know!


  1. I think it looks great as it is.

  2. I like it, too, but one way would be to alternate the solid blocks with the pieced blocks (typical layout).

  3. Since you have asked for suggestions, I think I would try putting all of the blue and white framed blocks in the center and then do a sort of piano key border with the full print squares and then maybe a narrow white border around the whole works.