Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Applique Butterflies...

I have been working on WISP's and one is this 1930's butterfly applique quilt. I don't have a pattern for setting the blocks. I have asked friends for advise and now I am asking all of you that read my blog. What might you do with them?
Would you set them on point? or straight as shown? what color would you border with? etc. Any advice would be great!




13 comments:

Sherri said...

I love these blocks...I think they'd look great bordered and set on point!

RachelJane said...

Wow 1930s - you sure have been working on this one for a while. haha. I agree with Sherri; I think these beautiful blocks would look good on point with some coordinating borders. Very pretty!

janet said...

Can I suggest you google 1930's butterfly quilt. There are a few of them there that could help you make up your mind.I'm very fond of 1930's quilts and these are looking very nice indeed.

Carol said...

Many of the 30's quilts seem to have sashing and cornerstones. Do you want to stay true to the 30's or are you open to maybe something else?

Jackie said...

Personally for 30's I like sashing with cornerstones. Preferably from solid fabrics. I think these would be very sweet set on point. I hope this helps, Vickie.

Shannon said...

Wow so pretty! Is the fabric a current line? I am looking for 30s fabric to make my mom a quilt. The quilt is stunning.

julia said...

Hi Vickie,
I'm with Sherri, I think they would show off lovely with an on-point setting. And with a sashing around each block...
The other idea that sprang to my mind was a straight setting with a striped sashing and nine patch cornerstones...
I'm curious which decision you'll make. I know this quilt is going to be gorgeous, I love the 1930's butterflies!
Hugs, Julia

Terry said...

Your butterflies are beautiful! I think they would look wonderful on point. I can't wait to see how you finish them off! :0)

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love the blocks! I agree with most of the other ones - on point! I think I have a couple of these butterfly blocks at home that my grandmother made. This makes me want to make more and put them together. Maybe some day when I have more time. Hee Hee!!

Thimbleanna said...

Such pretty blocks Vickie! I think they'd be pretty just sashed -- maybe with a 1930's-ish color (blue, green, pink, yellow -- ha! how's that for indecisive) -- just simple and square, just like they would have done it back then!

Guðrún said...

I would set them on point.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very pretty! These would look lovely set on point. It would really set off the beautiful work.

Lisa Boyer said...

I'd love to see them set on point with a green border. These are so pretty!