October 04, 2011

Peppermint Quilt Mockups

Lap Quilt - 66" Square
Now as I mentioned the other day I already had the fabric in mind for my first quilt out of Sue's book.  That is to use a delightful peppermint fabric, which is complete with a candy house, little silhouettes, and candy flowers.  At this point I think I'll be using Sue's Starstruck pinwheel blocks, though I gulp over seeing how many flying geese she is calling for.  Flying Geese and I have never been good friends, so maybe Sue's method will beat out those "you have to have a plastic template flying geese madness".

Queen/Full - 88"Square
Here are my two favorites out of what I've started so far.  The first one is a lap quilt which would clearly cost less to make, and then just to see is a full/queen for my bed.  I have these Pine Cone flannel sheets that would match perfectly...  I didn't take the time to draft Sue's star blocks, that seemed like way to much work so I selected these paper pieced monstrosities as they convey a similar movement as Sue's blocks.  Also note I would not go to all of that effort over my candy cane borders, instead I would use 2.5" strips at 45 degree angles or something around there, but this was the easiest way to depict diagonal stripes with EQ5.

What do you think?  Any thoughts and or suggestions?


Heather Landry said...

You are going to smack me for saying this but... I love them both but I prefer the candy striping on the second one. If you are going to make the smaller one maybe you could change the stripes? Just thinking.

stitchinpenny said...

Wow I can't wait to see this done. I love your concept.

QuiltSue said...

What lovely fabrics. I like both versions, which is absolutely no help at all is it? Oh and don't forget, you are making 4 geese at a time, so it really isn't that bad, and not a template in site!