Monday, February 21, 2011

Building the Asian Nights ....

 This evening, I laid out the Asian Nights blocks.

I started with the center 16 - Town Square layout.  Then headed down the hallway to get Mike's opinion on which color scheme resonated best.

I like both - though we ended up agreeing with the second version with the blue center.
Then, the fun started as I continued to lay out the additional blocks to add the columns on each side and the additional rows on the top and the bottom.

There was a brief moment of insanity last night, when I thought about creating enough additional blocks to make it into an 8 x 8 square... I quickly talked myself out of that.

Once all 48 blocks were on the flannel, I started playing again...

Original Asian Nights Layout
Squares in squares- I like this one, but the colors were a bit wonky - I think if I'd had more yellow blocks it might have worked

The winning center.
I tried a few more variations - but this is the one that Mike and I decided upon in the end.

I now have three of four "super rows" completed - following the QA directions to first sew giant four patch blocks - and then joining three giant blocks in each row.  I'm looking forward to completing the last set and joining all four together later this week.

6 comments:

Rocknquilts said...

Wow! Have you been busy - and I agree that two heads are better than one when trying to decide upon which variation wins out. Great job, Kirsten!!

BlockHead said...

Yay Kirsten! Looks great :)

Impera_Magna said...

Amazing... same blocks + different layouts = totally different quilts...

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Isn't it fun seeing all the variations for a quilt like that? I did the same thiing with a log cabin I pieced. Doesn't even look like the same quilt I set out to make. In fact, it has a similar setting to yours. I love the layout y'all settled on.

supermom said...

That's going to be a stunning quilt once it's finished.

It's so interesting seeing how the different arrangements make completely different quilts... and by photographing them you can use them for future reference if you decide to make a similiar quilt again.

Wendy said...

Wow, this is SOME project. I love all the different layouts. Nice choice in the end!