All the mis-sewn pieces have been frogged and set to rights. It didn't take long, but it was a dratted inconvenience. At any rate, now that I have a few blocks to play with, I've started playing with setting options. When working with a single block design there are generally lots of options and I won't make a decision until I have all the blocks finished and can lay the whole thing out, but here, with only 4 blocks I began my exploration. This first is a classic setting, the Pinwheel. This is a visually interesting, but rather busy setting.
The second is called the Medallion. This setting would allow for a large quilted motif in the large fields of color. My free motion quilting isn't fantastic, but I'm willing to try my hand at it again. It's a pretty setting and really shows off the shading of the small triangles. I chose two blue batiks that coordinate with the colors in the one print, a monochrome berry motif batik. This is probably the simplest setting, but I won't be sure if I like it until I see all the blocks set this way.
This one reminds me of flying geese. It would give the quilt a very strong, directional feel, and I think I'm more partial to balanced, symmetrical settings. Yes, I have symmetry issues. I'm a Libra after all. Still, it's interesting and deserving of a bit more consideration. It occurs to me that using this setting, but changing the direction of the setting in each of the four corners might make for an interesting overall design. Again, I'll ponder when all the blocks are finished.
Soon all of the blocks will be finished and I will have finished the third quilt top in two months. Perhaps I'll even have the whole thing ready to send off to Sammo and Katie in time for Christmas.
Meanwhile, Christmas knitting continues. I've finished a pair of fingerless mitts, I have two lace repeats left on a shawl and half a very large sock knit. I expect the shawl to be done this weekend and soon I'll have boxes packed to send to folks far away. It's a good thing too, we're starting a Twist knitalong at the shop this weekend and I just picked out some gorgeous Plymouth Royal Silk Merino for it. Can't wait to cast on!