Monday, May 14, 2012

Trajectory: Layout options

How's everyone doing? Have you started piecing your blocks yet?

I started to play with placement and layout of the blocks over the weekend. What I enjoyed most was seeing the variety of options using this one simple block!

Here's the basic pattern that I used in the original quilt. I still like this layout and this is the one you'll want to use if you want your quilt to look most like the original.

But then I played around with making some stars and came up with this:

It's not complete - you can see that the top left corner block is plain instead of a boomerang and the one of the blocks in the bottom row is facing the wrong way. But you get the idea. I really like the secondary pattern made where the non-boomerang corners are joined together.

And then I experimented with a zig-zag:

I actually think I like this one best of all! I may need to adjust my assembly to make this version.

At any around with your blocks and come up with a design that pleases you. Next time we'll get into assembling the blocks into the final quilt top.

Most of all - have fun and enjoy yourself!


  1. I love all of these how will you choose? I think my favorite is....maybe the original but I think because the gray makes such nice pinwheels and then the yellow pops. The stars are so nice as well though : )

  2. I love this quilt- it is so lovely. I've never tried paper piecing but will after reading your tutorial!

  3. I used number two quite a bit along with regular kite blocks to make my spare change quilt. Its my favorite.

  4. Wow! Thank you for sharing this quilt. Paper piecing always seems to be intimidating - but your series is so well explained.


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