I now have most of my blocks from the 12 Squared Bee. I’m not sure how I’m going to put them together…

With sashing?


No sashing?


“Reassembled” blocks?


Some of both?


Or I might go in a completely different direction all together! We’ll see!

In other news, we just found out that we’re moving. To the house directly next door to my sister.  Needless to say, that’s great! The house is slightly bigger than where we are now (we’re talking moving from 700 square feet to 850? Maybe?) and I’ll have a dedicated sewing space so we’re really excited. It’s gonna make the blogging mellow for a bit but you’ll all be here when I get back, right??  We’ve been in our place for almost seven years so there’s loads of packing that has to happen that will cut into the sewing time! I can’t wait for a fresh start with a new place though. It’s a cute little old house (old for California – build in 1927) that we’re excited to make our own!

43 Responses to “Options!”

  1. Katie June 23, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Reassembled blocks with sashing. Oh wait that wasn’t an option… still my vote though!

  2. Ruth June 23, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    You could also do some stairstep action – maybe with sashing between to give a less traditional look.

  3. Joan June 23, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    #3 Reassembled with sashing.

  4. NorahS June 23, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I was going to say what Katie said: Reassembled blocks with sashing. They are lovely!

  5. ~Michelle~ June 23, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    I like the 4th picture!

  6. Jen June 23, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    I like them all, but #3 has to be my favorite, the reassembled blocks. While I like them all, I think #1 is my least favorite if I had to choose.

  7. Briana June 23, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I love those blocks!! I would go for the “no sashing” option.

  8. contented caroline June 23, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    I’m loving the last picture – looks pretty funky.

  9. Laurel H. June 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    O my gosh; you–as in more than one of you–live and quilt in a 700 sq ft space? You are my hero. (O, and the blocks are fabulous either way!)

  10. Lori June 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    Pic #1!!!

    Wow, a move *up* to 850sq ft???? Boy am I spoiled, I don’t know how you Californians do it!
    Have fun with finally having your own space!

  11. Cheryl Arkison June 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    How about no sahsing with one block turned a different way, just for fun?
    Good luck with the move.

  12. Audrie June 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Oh goodness, they’re all pretty amazing. I think #3 and #4 are my faves… maybe #4 a little more?

    Congrats on finding a house right next to your sister’s! I’d love it if my sisters and I could all live in a row.. of course my husband would probably wish himself deaf lol

  13. Krissy June 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    My vote would be for the “some of both”! I love that it looks both chaotic and organized. The fabrics you picked are simply lovely together!

    And good luck with the move! I cannot think of anything better than living right next to my little sister- too bad we are in different countries at the moment!


  14. Kelly June 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    i’m gonna be the odd one out and say i like 2 the best. but they’re all great…can’t really go wrong. :)

  15. Allison June 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    I vote no sashing with a big fat solid border on it. :) But I love them all.

  16. amanda June 23, 2010 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m loving option #2!

  17. Rebekah June 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm #

    ooh, definitely choice #2…no sashing

  18. Bonnie June 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    I’d like the last option (a little of both) with sashing but no matter what you do it will be great!

  19. Colleen June 23, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    We have 3 grown kids in CA so I know how expensive housing is. DH and I have moved so many times I can’t even count them all so I understand about packing….and I’ll be here when you get back :) Good luck :)

    I can’t decide on a layout…I like them all!

  20. Krista - Poppyprint June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Congratulations on your new place! To be next door to your sister, now that would be something. My sister and i are at opposite ends of Canada, in Vancouver and Charlottetown! I like reassembled blocks with sashing, myself.

  21. Amy Sp June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    I think it needs some sort of sashing. I like the third layout best, and the first is my second favorite.

  22. Amber June 23, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    love the last option – and yeah for the move! How fun…and we’ll be right here when you get back!

  23. traceyjay June 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    I like the “some of both.” Good luck with the move!

  24. nichole June 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    i really like the “some of both” with “reassembled blocks” in a close second. good luck moving! :)

  25. Melissa P June 23, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I’m with Katie. I love the reassembled blocks with sashing. Good luck on the move.

  26. Kris June 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    I love the last arrangement of the reassembled blocks with sashing, but really you can’t go wrong! A lot of great ideas!

  27. Molly June 23, 2010 at 6:21 pm #

    Sorry I’m no help at all …. I love them all!

  28. Debbie - Esch House Quilts June 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    “Some of both” is my favorite. Good luck with the move!

  29. Lucia June 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    I love the last iteration. A little order amungst a bunch of chaos.

    Good luck with the move!

  30. lindse June 23, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    i say reassembled!!

  31. Andrea June 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    #1 is my favourite!

  32. Marit June 24, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    How about putting the #1 option into vertical columns? (Gees Bend style)
    Good luck with the move!
    ; )

  33. Amy June 24, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    On Point! I can see “V’s”

  34. Summer June 24, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    My vote is to go with the 3rd and 4th pictures… AWESOME!! The movement in the quilt keeps the eye interested way longer than the 1st too! :) They look great! Made me want to do a quilt like that!! :) Good luck with figuring it out!! :)

  35. Summer June 24, 2010 at 8:08 am #

    oops! “1st too!”…. I meant: 1st two! ;)

  36. Cara June 24, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I like the reassembled blocks, but I LOVE the last one.

  37. Melissa R. June 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm #

    Congrats on the new place! Dedicated sewing space is VERY exciting.
    I like all the layouts, but my favorite is #1…not the most popular choice, but I like the pattern it makes.

  38. Live a Colorful Life June 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm #

    Reassembled with sashing. Congrats on the “bigger” space. Every little bit counts, right?

  39. Valerie June 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I love the reassembled look, with or without sashing. I hope you get the rest of your blocks soon!
    Congrats on your new place, a dedicated sewing space is awesome!

  40. Suz June 28, 2010 at 4:23 pm #

    I like options #1 and #3, but I am an old fashioned gal who likes ‘sashing’. Beautiful work!

  41. Brittney Pederson July 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm #

    I say, no sashing!

  42. Carrie July 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, love the quilt, I’m totally inspiried, I want to quilt!

  43. Kristin September 4, 2010 at 7:00 am #

    I like #3- the “reassembled” one!

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