Saturday, May 23, 2009

First Laugh

With a three day weekend here, it makes sense to spend as much of it in my sewing studio as I can. So when I got home yesterday, I moved my dining room table over to one side of the room and started laying out the blocks for my Laughing Out Loud Quilt. I still have to add sashing to some of the half square blocks around the edges, and the quilt will have three narrow borders, but I'm not worried about those yet. I just wanted to get the blocks laid out on the floor to get a feel for how the quilt was going to look.I think it's going to look good. This layout is by no means carved in stone. Looking at these photos I can see three blocks lined up that should not be so close together, and I think the top half has more "busy" blocks than the bottom half, but unless I get it all down, I can't see it.

I think this might be one of those quilts where you almost can't do anything wrong when you lay it all out. It's so wild and so crazy (so LOUD), that almost anything will work.

I like the look of the blocks with the black and white outer fabrics a lot more than I thought I would. I love the way they play with the sashing by almost disappearing.

So, a fun couple of days ahead!

7 comments:

laura said...

I love it! I really want to do something with bright colors and black and white... so many projects so little time!

Judith said...

Wow. Don't it look good.

Jackie said...

The layout is fabulous! I think you are right, no matter how you lay it out, it will look just great!

jovaliquilts said...

Wonderful! And throwing in a few blocks with B&W outer squares really works, it was a brilliant idea. I would have been afraid to try, but I'm glad you weren't! What a fun quilt.

sewmeow said...

Busy is right, and I like it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

GORGEOUS

FABULOUS

FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina said...

I like it better than I thought I would too, and I thought I'd like it a lot!