Sunday, September 25, 2011

Need a Consultation -- STAT!

Here's a sneak preview of Pictures at an Exhibition.  I'm delighted with its progress so far.  I love the lattice fabric.

Here's the question:  Do I use the white cornerstones with the lattice or keep it all the grey print?  I think I know which I prefer, but would like a couple of other expert opinions before I put the rows together.  Keep in mind that both versions show the horizontal lattice before being stitched; it will finish at 1/2" less than shown, matching the lattice between the blocks.  Which way do you think I should go?  As always, clicking on the picture will enlarge it for better visibility.


28 comments:

Kathy said...

I like the all gray. Such a fun quilt with a great name!

Janet O. said...

Though I often go the cornerstone route, I am leaning toward the "no cornerstone" look on this one.

howdidIgethere said...

Made sure I knew what I liked BEFORE I read the comments, but I have to agree with the others. No cornerstones, IMO.

Murr Brewster said...

I usually prefer cornerstones but if this is supposed to be pictures at an exhibition, they should be on a featureless wall, no?

*karendianne. said...

Gosh this is so great. You may or may not know this but as a rule I don't offer opinions in these situations. But this is so neat and it really grabs my attention so I reckon I'll chime in and vote for the cornerstones. I like the little frame up.

Bobbi said...

No cornerstones. Haha, my secret word was pootie. How do they make them up.

Liz said...

I like the all-gray look best - it's a bit more contemporary feeling, like the wonderful blocks.

Exuberant Color said...

I like cornerstones because the match of rows is easier, but they would have to be matching gray in this one.

anne bebbington said...

nancy my gut reaction is definitely the white cornerstones

piecemealquilts said...

I'm for the cornerstones. I like the lighter feel. The solid gray feels harder.

Anonymous said...

Cornerstones!!! This is beautiful. Where will you use it? Love, your CA Cuz

Mimi said...

Without the corner stones. The "matting" or white border is large and separates the blocks well. Cornerstones are often used to calm things down and it is not needed here.

Susan said...

I like the white cornerstones.

Pat said...

I've been flipping back and forth, looking at the squares with no cornerstone & the ones with. At first I though each picture needed a very thin black border next to the grey, but now I'm thinking just the grey. Whatever you do, I just love the "pictures"!

Anya said...

I think I like the cornerstones. You realize, that the final result will probably be 50/50, which will be of no help to you at all!

hdl said...

I vote for no corner stones and no borders-just the same gray binding. If you must border do the grey on a wide width. I think it will really look like a true exhibition hung on a wall that way. I think cornerstones will distract from the simple beauty of the arrangement.

sally said...

I really like the white cornerstones. They are a nice touch without being distracting.

Diane said...

Cornerstones. I like the separation.
Any way you sash it-it's a terrific quilt!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

I vote for cornerstones. Did you listen to the music "Pictures at an Exhibition" for inspiration? I love the idea.

Anonymous said...

All gray

suzan almond said...

The cornerstones distract my eye from the wonderful, colourful pictures ! I'll love the result whichever route you take and I may well be a 'copycat' sometime !

Annemiek said...

The cornerstones distracted me from the bright center. So, a "no" here too!

Judi said...

Gosh, I LOVE this quilt - may I be a copy-cat sometime?

Like the majority of the posts so far, I prefer the "no cornerstones" look as being more contemporary and in keeping with the blocks.

I must have another look - wonderful quilt!

Deb said...

Like it with strictly the grey. Nice!

Gari said...

Well, I know it is harder but I really like it better with the cornerstones.

sally said...

Oh gosh. I don't see how we are helping you. Looks like it's split 50/50 so far! I still like it best with the cornerstons.

Quayquilter said...

Definitely cornerstones!!
You might like to check out my blog for today, Nancy as it should be interest to you.. .
regards
Mary aka Quayquilter

Quiltdivajulie said...

Looks like you've already gotten LOTS of votes.

Mine? Add the white cornerstones ... they make the quilt sparkle (and I love the gray fabric, too!)