Thursday, July 28, 2011

Opinions please?

I have been playing with some blocks and settings and staring at them for a while and now I wonder which setting is better?

Now mind you this is kind of like a rough draft... I know things are missing.... like the corner triangles. I was thinkin of making 4 patches and cutting them in half to fill the spots - or not......  But this is the on point version, and it should only need a small border.


Here is the straight setting - it will need a border for sure, as it is 45 x 54 and I need it at least 55 x 65

So which do you like better?


37 comments:

krisgray said...

On point settings always make the quilt more interesting to me. Plus, you get a few more inches out the same amount of blocks.

Vicki W said...

I love the on point version!

heather said...

I like the on point one.

Linda in TX said...

WOW! On point. Definitely on point. I'm glad you did this as it points out the bang of an on point setting and I was fooling around with which setting to use for a current quilt. The impact is really big when it's on point. Worth the extra effort.

pcflamingo said...

On point looks best to me, too!

Quilter Kathy said...

I'm with the other blog visitors...I like the on pointe version!

sosarahsew said...

on point! There always seems to be more drama with them compared to straight settings - do we wonder subconsciously if they'll slip and tumble down? Looks great! Sarah

JayTee said...

on point...love the colors

Barbara said...

I definitely like the on point version. I love the idea of the corner blocks you mentioned too. Dark blues would really set it off.

Really do love the pattern. So pretty!

Cyndi Frailing Nelson said...

I personally LOVE the look of the setting on point!

scraphappy said...

The on point is perfect, especially because it takes up more space

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

LOL....ditto, ditto, ditto....
On-point. And I agree 100% of the 4-patch halves for the setting triangles. And I hope it goes without saying, but I remember the upsetting moment I had when I literally cut straight down the middle of a block to use as a setting triangle INSTEAD of allowing for that additional seam allowance! Ugh! So....as to not kick myself, I simply have to insist on saying this even if you already know-----be sure to leave enough seam allowance so your setting tris aren't too small.
**sigh**...there I feel better...I would feel terrible if you went through the same disastrous frustration I did :0)

Oh, and BTW-----I LOVE this quilt!

Andi said...

On point looks better, true, but as a Libra, I feel compelled to say that if the straight setting gets done faster, go for it!

Kathie said...

Like them both but on point gets my vote.

LizA. said...

Gotta go with the crowd here--no question, on point!

Cheryl Willis said...

make one of each! be good- cw

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

My vote is for on point also!

crossroadsquilts said...

I will have to go with on-point also. More work but the results are worth it!

Bari

Elaine Adair said...

I agree, on point. And I like the alternate 4-patch made with 4 darker squares.

On point takes an "ordinary" quilt to new levels. MUCH more striking.

marilyn said...

Sorry to say that On Point looks a zillion times better. I know that it will take a lot more work to get to completion, but will be worth it in the end :) I've never made an o.p. quilt because of the extra work, but love to admire other's who are more brave than I am!

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

On point for me, I love it.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

On Point! For sure.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

On point for sure~!

Shirley said...

On point for sure!

Pat R. said...

Gotta go with the masses....on point is just so nice!!

Sheila said...

On point! They are always worth the extra work IMHO.

Rita E in AZ said...

Another vote for on point setting.
What a pretty quilt it will be.
Rita E in AZ

Lori said...

I'm with the on point people!

Anonymous said...

On point is tops with me too.

Shari in AZ

PanelQueen said...

PanelQueen said,
On Point ! for sure. Love your
site !

katie said...

I like on point best. I love the great red stars you have made and the patriotic feel.
God Bless America is what it makes me want to say.

Julia Schroeder said...

On point looks the best, more interesting too look at. Better eye candy!!

Judy V. from Thornton said...

On point, of course. The blocks are great!

Life Takes a Turn said...

On point adds more visual interest

Candace said...

Looks like the on point is winning, and I have to admit, I like it best, too. The straight set is charming also though.

Life Takes a Turn said...

On point adds more visual interest

Candace said...

I'm not sure my first attempt worked. Both look great, but the on point is my favorite.