Option A or Option B

>> Thursday, October 8, 2009

You know when you go to the eye doctor and spend a while trying to determine whether slide A of tiny letters/numbers or slide B of tiny letters/numbers is more clear. Often both are better in one way but worse in another, and you sort of shrug your shoulders and offer a tentative, "A, I guess." And then the doctor says, "Are you sure? Let me show them to you again." At which point the process goes on and on and you have no idea whether you're telling the doctor that your vision is stable or has declined precipitously?

Well, I feel somewhat similar in trying to decide which of the layout options I prefer for the wonky log-cabin Miracle Foundation quilt. I've figured out the basic layout I want, but I'm having trouble deciding if I want the squares to lie side-by-side or if I want to sash the squares in white (with maybe a 1" white border between them). So you get to pick. I warn you that I did not lay out white fabric so the sashing option is not a great approximation (the wood floor serving as sashing) but I think gives the idea of what it could look like, sans the white making the colors pop.

Ok, I'm rambling. Here are the pictures. Let me know which you prefer, trying to imagine white, not brown, between the squares in option B.




~Michelle~ October 8, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

Errr...not sure... this is difficult... I think either would work. But seriously, the blocks are awesome, great job with the the color variations! And I think I spy some of my fabrics in there ;)

~Michelle~ October 8, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

Ok, I stole one of your photos and linked :)

Margaret October 8, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

Hmm, that's tough. I prefer B, but I'm not sure that I would with white sashing instead of the less-noticeable floor-colored sashing. I like the scale of B better but the white might get in the way of the beautiful diagonals set up by the blocks. I don't suppose you have a white sheet on which you could lay out the blocks to repeat the experiment...?

Anonymous October 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

A all the way...you might lose the impact of the design with white sashing...if you choose sashing, try out different color options.

Lise October 8, 2009 at 1:59 PM  

I vote for A. And, by the way, I love how the symmetry of your layout balances the wonkiness of the blocks. Beautiful!

Unknown October 8, 2009 at 2:25 PM  

I really like the B option. But either way looks beautiful.

Grace October 8, 2009 at 6:58 PM  

I like A. The deep colors are so beautiful. White might be too stark.

It is so beautiful---

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